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Topic: Scottish Coffee story (4 msgs / 77 lines)
1) From: David&Marilyn Sheldon
Hi all,
Thought you might like to hear a quaint story - Over the weekend I was
telling my 82 year old mother about my coffee roasting ventures and she then
told me about her grandmother in Dundee, Scotland who apparently used to
roast her own coffee around about 1905 - 1914.
This was doubly amazing for around those times very few people drank coffee
in Scotland let alone roasted coffee, tea being the main drink apart from
Whisky ofcourse but you know what I mean...
They weren't sure where she got the green beans from but she roasted them in
the wood fired oven , ground them with a pestle and mortar and brewed the
coffee in an iron pot - this was told to my mother by her mother - and the
coup de grace to settle the coffee grounds she used to drop a small red hot
coal from the fire into the coffee pot before serving...
See I knew I got it from somewhere..
Regards,
David - Brisbane Australia
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2) From: Lynne
David -
That's so cool! It is certainly intriguing to hear that someone in Scotland
back then roasted coffee. But I have a dear friend here who's from Ireland
originally (she goes back often, has a house there) - when I told her that I
roast my own coffee, stovetop, she said, "Oh, yes, that's what they all do
back home..."
Lynne
On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 5:39 PM, David&Marilyn Sheldon 
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3) From: Bill
David,
Thanks for the story!  Don't they use egg shells in cowboy coffee to settle
the ground?  A small coal, huh?  Whouda thunk??
bill
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4) From: Michael Wascher
yes, or egg white
On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 1:16 AM, Bill  wrote:
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