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Topic: joys of homeroasting (20 msgs / 632 lines)
1) From: Dean De Crisce
I am excited to roast some SM Brazil Coromandel tomorrow in my Behmor. I
just got done trying some Jamaican Blue Mountain from a marketed high end
brand. In fact, prior to beginning this homeroasting adventure about four or
five months ago, I had only been drinking different coffees from this brand.
I liked them. It was some of the best stuff I had found from a popular
pakaged brand. But now, even the good Jamaican Blue Mountain tastes pale and
muted compared to fresh roasted bean. So far I have really really enjoyed
Costa Rican, Kenyan, Yirgacheffe, and Columbian Antioquo as single bean
espresso. The Costa Rican and Columbian was so sweet I felt like I was
breakin my diet.
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2) From: Barry Luterman
Next step is no longer drinking coffee outside the house. You will drink
coffee only at another home roaster's home or coffee shop. The final step is
taking the CSA pledge.http://home.comcast.net/~mdmint/coffee/csa12steps.htmOn Sat, Mar 1, 2008 at 7:16 PM, Dean De Crisce 
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3) From: Dave Kvindlog
On Sat, Mar 1, 2008 at 11:16 PM, Dean De Crisce 
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Know exactly what you mean, Dino.  No one told me that coffee flavor was
supposed to spring from my cup with such intensity.  There's nothing like
home roast.  I took the pledge.
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4) From:
What is the CSA pledge. I feel cheated out of years of pleasure. I've only known decent coffee for about 3 years. Prior to that I thought all coffee was burnt rubber swill...i drank for effect only.

5) From:
What is the CSA pledge. I feel cheated out of years of pleasure. I've only known decent coffee for about 3 years. Prior to that I thought all coffee was burnt rubber swill...i drank for effect only.

6) From:
I've already begun that course...i think twice about stopping for coffee...if its just for effect ill get a red bull and wait til I get home for a shot.

7) From: Brett Mason
Credits to MiKe....
Coffee Snobs Association
The Twelve Steps of CSA
(or Anonymous - you're a member when you say you are:-)
1. We admitted we were powerless over fresh home roasted coffee, but of
course we can manage it.
2. We came to believe that no power could force us to drink pre-roasted or
pre-ground or perish the thought canned coffee.
3. We made a decision to turn our will and our bank accounts over to the
care of Tom and Sweet Maria's, as we understood him.
4. We made a searching and fearless inventory of our greens stash.
5. We admitted to no one they knew more about coffee than we did.
6. We were entirely ready to have inferior coffee removed from lives
forever.
7. We humbly asked our spouse for a larger coffee budget.
8. We made a list of all persons not home roasting, and became willing to
convert them all.
9. We made direct donations of fresh home roasted coffee to such people
wherever possible, except when to do so would deplete our precious stash.
10. We continued to take stash inventory, and when low or not promptly
ordered more.
11. We sought through new and exotic roasting and brewing methods to improve
of coffee consumption, as we knew it to be best, begging only for money to
carry that out.
12. Having had a coffee awakening as a result of those steps, we tried to
force this message on sludge drinkers and to perfect these principles in all
our cups.
*13. Continued to buy any and every green recommended seeking ways to store
and means to justify our excessive beans inventory to our spouse.
(Modified without permission with no offense intended. Similar steps saved,
and continue to save, my life!)
First post on Sweet Maria's Home Roast List June 16, 2002
by Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
On Sun, Mar 2, 2008 at 12:11 AM,  wrote:
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8) From: Dean De Crisce
Hey that's great
Dean De Crisce

9) From: Dean De Crisce
Hey that's great
Dean De Crisce

10) From: Dean De Crisce
I think I've already taken that pledge. Hope I don't have to stop drinking coffee, get a sponsor, do an inventory and make ammends.
Dean De Crisce

11) From: Coffee
Home roasting coffee has definitely turned me into a coffee snob. I  
used to occasionally enjoy a cup of of coffee from one of the several  
brand name coffee houses. I dutifully drank the coffee at work  
(purchased 50 lbs at a time packed in 5 lb pre-ground bags -- at least  
it's from a local roaster).
But it is stunning to me how bad that stuff tastes now. I can pick out  
the stale flavors from across the room. I've started bringing a  
thermos of coffee to work. I even bought a bigger thermos so I can  
share.
I'm well on my way to coffee snobbery.
-Peter
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12) From: Barry Luterman
I gave the original web site. It even has accompanimenthttp://home.comcast.net/~mdmint/coffee/csa12steps.htmOn Sun, Mar 2, 2008 at 4:36 AM, Coffee  wrote:
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13) From: Bill
I don't like the connotations of coffee snob... I'm more of a coffee dork.
 The self-loathing yet unwillingness to alter anything is a byproduct of
being a dork.  I am a coffee dork.bill
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14) From: Joseph Robertson
Bill,
I'm not sure I understand a dork by your definition. To be a coffee roaster
how can one posess "yet an unwillingness to alter anything"?
It doesn't seem to fit here.
JoeR
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15) From: Joseph Robertson
Bill,
I'm not sure I understand a dork by your definition. To be a coffee roaster
how can one possess "yet an unwillingness to alter anything"?
It doesn't seem to fit here.
JoeR
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16) From: John Brown
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17) From: Dean De Crisce
I find the description of geek or dork to be one who is unfashionable but intelectual...and the connatation carries with it an air of expertise....as in "computer geek."
Dean De Crisce

18) From: Brett Mason
Definitions would make me just a "jerk"
Not expert, and not socially acceptable.  Just in your face with the
obvious.  Like "Get a Zass", for example....
Brett
On Sun, Mar 2, 2008 at 6:26 PM, Dean De Crisce 
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19) From: Rich
Brett, speaking of in your face, have you looked at the radar lately? 
Got lots of greens roasted up?  More snow, incoming...
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20) From: Brett Mason
Roasted two pounds this afternoon in a skillet - looks like a nice Full City
+ .  Then I ground some - looks like almost City...  Cinammon colored in the
grind - alas the problem with wok roasting is heat is only on one side, and
hard to penetrate throughout the bean....  We'll see how it rests - but...
Yes, I am roasted up!
Brett
  Who roasts in the snow when he has to!
Temp was 66 today.  It's 32 now, heading down to 20... But the road ice is
melted , and the Porsche went for a short ride today!  Spring is coming....
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