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Topic: A sad day in coffee history - NOT (5 msgs / 162 lines)
1) From: Morris Nelson
Not certain why anyone would think it was such a sad day.  Solving a surplus
solves a price support problem.  Creating markets where none existed is a
good thing. It brought coffee to those who normally would not be drinking
coffee.  =
When people see some things as beautiful, other things become ugly.
When people see some things as good, other things become bad.
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2) From: Dennis
Ok so who among us have had instant coffee at one point? (I'm guess most =
if not all)
Who had their first cup be home roast? didn't most all of us start =
somewhere lower on the quality scale than what we drink now?
so a new coffee process somewhere along the way was where we started and =
we all ended up here, this may not be for everyone but those of us that =
choose better quality over the most convient  are growing there are new =
faces on the list weekly and we are still such a small fraction of the =
coffee drinkers... no matter where we started look where we ended up!!!
Dennis
still in FT Lewis (Burney and Liz Mack ROCK!!!- thanks guys love ya)
almost in Cuba! bout 10 more days (ish as always no specifics allowed to =
be posted)
Trying to survive -this is by far the most intense training I've ever had
hooah for the Army (they made me say it!!!)
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3) From: Sheila Quinn
You're so right! When I was a little kid, my grandmother used to give me 
instant coffee with lots of milk in it. I guess that's where it started. :)
I don't think we would even appreciate our great coffee very much if it 
was that good right from the beginning, so I see your point!
Sheila
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4) From: Sandy Andina
My first coffee was standard diner/hash-house brewed, lots of cream  =
and sugar. Never drank the instant my mom and all her senior friends  =
loved (Maxim, Tasteless Choice, Foalturds Crystals), though I did use  =
Medaglia d'Oro freeze-dried espresso to make coffee Weight Watchers'  =
shakes.  My mother-in-law NEVER allowed instant in her house--she  =
always used a little stovetop perc or drip pot.
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5) From: raymanowen
My folks had a glass Vaculator pot. I think it used a little fabric sock
over the glass rod- and it had some kind of a spring in it but I
disremember...
The coffee smelled nice but I never drink any- it was too hot and too weak.
I'd crunch a bean from the wall grinder and stick one in my pocket on the
way out the door to school. Maybe already a caffeine junkie.
Given that coffee is a finite commodity from limited, specific origins,
you're asking ill-paid workers to maintain manual dexterity and visual
quality control on higher production rates. It's a fixed resource, so do you
really believe nothing is going to change for you if you encourage every
T,D&Harry to increase Specialty Coffee demand?
It's a cinch- if you convince everyone to demand the same coffee you do, a
way will be found to produce African or Kona coffee in the Orient.
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
Learn to love your New Coffee...
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