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Topic: Great coffee visit! (2 msgs / 53 lines)
1) From: Tim Carter
Just wanted to take this opportunity to thank Barry and his lovely wife 
for sharing their Saturday afternoon with me.  He has a great 
Zassenshaus collection and I got some hands on experience with Turkish, 
knee, open-hopper mills.  I'm leaning toward the knee mill for now, but 
may have to pick up a Turkish for when I get back to a weekly travel 
schedule.
Barry graciously broke the seal on the vac-pouch of Ohana that he 
ordered from Mike.   He  took me through  his espresso routine, from the 
Mazzer grind to the elegant double-boiler machine with the E61 
grouphead.  Soon, I was blissfully sipping that heady elixir.  Nice 
rich, dark crema and very complex aroma and taste.  I couldn't place it 
at first, but when Barry mentioned stout, it clicked. I was coached 
through pulling shots on his machine and also learned the tricks of the 
Aeropress--gotta add that to my travel pack.  His Gautemala roast was 
superb, getting even better as it cooled.
The conversation was even more delightful than the coffee (imagine!) and 
we covered a lot of ground.  One real gem was to learn that Alchemist 
John from the list is a chocolate maven.  I've been working in chocolate 
for many years as an avocation--we will have to talk :-).
Cruising in a convertible along the Hawaiian shore and over the 
mountains was no hardship either.  Oh, and I caught my first Hawaiian 
fish.  Saturdays don't get much better than that.
Thanks again Barry,
Tim
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2) From: Brett Mason
John's place...
www.chocolatealchemy.com
On Mon, Mar 10, 2008 at 6:07 PM, Tim Carter  wrote:
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Cheers,
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