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Topic: Politics that actually relates to coffee (6 msgs / 209 lines)
1) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
GOP in Wyoming? Iowa Caucus? I'm at a loss - what do these topics 
have to do with home roasting? I was going to mention it earlier, but 
it's a stretch to tie this in with home roasting ... As far as some 
politics that might be related to coffee, the Kenya situation is 
touch and go but nobody I talked to noticed any short term issues. If 
the chaos spreads, and they don't have some conciliatory gesture 
(i.e. a new election) it could definitely affect transportation, 
which will definitely affect coffee! I had a plan to be in Kenya in 
February and I am definitely rethinking that! I am still going to 
India in late January to track down the Liberica trees that the 
Anohki coffee comes from. That'll be just after Ben's 1 year birthday 
on Jan 20th! (Wow, that was fast).
Tom
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                   "Great coffee comes from tiny roasters"
            Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting  -  Tom & Maria
                      http://www.sweetmarias.com                Thompson Owen george_at_sweetmarias.com
     Sweet Maria's Coffee - 1115 21st Street, Oakland, CA 94607 - USA
             phone/fax: 888 876 5917 - tom_at_sweetmarias.com

2) From: Sandra Andina
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I was going to ask about how the current crisis in Kenya would impact  
coffee not only there, but in surrounding African countries.
On Jan 5, 2008, at 3:42 PM, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee wrote:
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Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee wrote:
GOP in = Wyoming? Iowa Caucus? I'm at a loss - what do these topics have to do = with home roasting? I was going to mention it earlier, but it's a = stretch to tie this in with home roasting ... As far as some politics = that might be related to coffee, the Kenya situation is touch and go but = nobody I talked to noticed any short term issues. If the chaos spreads, = and they don't have some conciliatory gesture (i.e. a new election) it = could definitely affect transportation, which will definitely affect = coffee! I had a plan to be in Kenya in February and I am definitely = rethinking that! I am still going to India in late January to track down = the Liberica trees that the Anohki coffee comes from. That'll be just = after Ben's 1 year birthday on Jan 20th! (Wow, that was = fast). Tom -- == =             &n= bsp;    "Great coffee comes from tiny roasters" =           Sweet = Maria's Home Coffee Roasting  -  Tom & Maria =             &n= bsp;        http://www.sweetmarias.com =             &n= bsp; Thompson Owen = george_at_sweetmarias.com=    Sweet Maria's = Coffee - 1115 21st Street, Oakland, CA 94607 - USA =            phone/fa= x: 888 876 5917 - = tom_at_sweetmarias.com<= br>homeroast mailing list http://li=sts.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast To change your = personal list settings (digest options, vacations, unsvbscribes) go to =http://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings= Sandy Andinawww.myspace.com/sandyandina = --Apple-Mail-70-72693495--

3) From: Lissa Potter
On Jan 5, 2008 4:42 PM, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
 wrote:
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That is far enough away from Pakistan that you should be fine. If you
get the chance to go to Bijapur, go!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gol_Gumbaz).(I used to live in
Karnataka.)
Be well,
Lissa

4) From: Aaron
Hey tom, if you get some of those trees let me know,  I got stuck at 
work over the last week and couldn't get home in time like I planned and 
the frost got my coffee plants  :(   Last minute I am told I am 
volunteered to work till midnight, at which time the temp is 21 degrees 
when I got home.....  ::sigh:::
Aaron

5) From: Sean Cary
Tom, I have access to a bit more detailed information then you do about
current world situations...
I wouldn't go and I train to kill folks for a living.
my .02
Sean
I feel safer in Iraq then I would in Kenya right now...
On Jan 6, 2008 12:42 AM, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee <
sweetmarias> wrote:
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Sean M. Cary
Major USMC
Tempus Fugit, Memento Mori

6) From: Tom Ulmer
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Our well-defined foreign policy as it relates to Africa and the potential
negative impact for the home roaster as it applies to coffees from these
regions? Obama's paternal family is from Kenya. maybe he has some interests.
Seems like I blinked my eyes a couple of times and my kids have their own
kids.
Cheers
On Jan 6, 2008 12:42 AM, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
 wrote:
GOP in Wyoming? Iowa Caucus? I'm at a loss - what do these topics
have to do with home roasting? I was going to mention it earlier, but
it's a stretch to tie this in with home roasting ... As far as some
politics that might be related to coffee, the Kenya situation is
touch and go but nobody I talked to noticed any short term issues. If
the chaos spreads, and they don't have some conciliatory gesture
(i.e. a new election) it could definitely affect transportation, 
which will definitely affect coffee! I had a plan to be in Kenya in
February and I am definitely rethinking that! I am still going to
India in late January to track down the Liberica trees that the
Anohki coffee comes from. That'll be just after Ben's 1 year birthday 
on Jan 20th! (Wow, that was fast).
Tom
--
                  "Great coffee comes from tiny roasters"
           Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting  -  Tom & Maria 
                     http://www.sweetmarias.com               Thompson Owen george_at_sweetmarias.com
    Sweet Maria's Coffee - 1115 21st Street, Oakland, CA 94607 - USA
            phone/fax: 888 876 5917 - tom_at_sweetmarias.com-- 
Sean M. Cary
Major USMC 
Tempus Fugit, Memento Mori 


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