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Topic: New Zealand on the Horizon (8 msgs / 211 lines)
1) From: Doug Hoople
I just placed my order with SM for a pair of Yama 8-cup vacuum pots to put
in the shipping container that's taking all our worldly goods to New Zealand
next week.  Two, of course, since I'll be sure to break at least one during
the next year or so.
Also roasting furiously to work down the stash, as green beans are not on
the list of authorized substances for emigrees. For once, this is a stash
reduction resolution with teeth. It's been hard to refrain from placing
orders over the past couple of months!
Boo Hoo! I realize just how spoiled I've become having a resource like SM in
the next town over, And especially how deluxe it is to be able to work with
beans of such gloriously high quality!
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inside New Zealand. But you can be sure that they'll be a pale imitation of
what we take for granted here. I wish that I could continue to order beans
from SM, but apart from the prohibitive cost of shipping, I don't think
they'd get through customs once they got here.
I'm looking forward to this big adventure, but with trepidations about what
part of the coffee experience I'll be giving up in the process.
Doug
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2) From: Jason Brooks
Congratulations on the move.  Good idea for the extra - probably saves
money in the long run.
If I may ask, what will you be doing in NZ?
Jason
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3) From: Doug Hoople
"If I may ask, what will you be doing in NZ?"
My wife grew up there, and most of her family lives there. We're going to
live in Wellington, on the south of the North Island, overlooking the Cook
Strait, where thousands of miles of Roaring Forties fetch come blustering
ashore. Should make for very good weatherwatching!
Other than that, taking in the good life, New Zealand style, which includes
simple living and a whole lot of hanging out. I like to say that the Kiwis
are pathologically social. It's true, too. That's not too big a stretch.
Good thing that they're tremendously nice people, because if you DIDN'T like
them, you'd be in a real fix! :)
Doug
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4) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
Wow Doug - you don't do things small, do you. New Zealand. The good 
news is that there are great espresso shops in NZ. Supreme Coffee and 
others. Not sure about getting green coffee there. Australis is a 
richer market. Proximity to Indonesia and PNG seems of little help in 
sourcing greens. But I think a  roaster will sell to you. -Tom
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5) From: Andy Thomas
Best of luck, Doug. I hope you find a good source of green coffee. At least=
 you will be in excellent wine country!
From: Doug Hoople 
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Subject: Re: [Homeroast] New Zealand on the Horizon
"If I may ask, what will you be doing in NZ?"
My wife grew up there, and most of her family lives there. We're going to
live in Wellington, on the south of the North Island, overlooking the Cook
Strait, where thousands of miles of Roaring Forties fetch come blustering
ashore. Should make for very good weatherwatching!
Other than that, taking in the good life, New Zealand style, which includes
simple living and a whole lot of hanging out. I like to say that the Kiwis
are pathologically social. It's true, too. That's not too big a stretch.
Good thing that they're tremendously nice people, because if you DIDN'T like
them, you'd be in a real fix! :)
Doug
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6) From: Doug Hoople
Hey Tom, Thanks for the tips and the good wishes.
Proximity to origin sources doesn't seem to help much. The Kiwis generally
don't even eat lamb, in spite of a population of sheep eight times greater
than the population of people. It's too expensive, because it all gets
exported! A little like pineapples in Hawaii.
And with a total of 4 million people in the whole country, and the nearest
population a long ocean passage away, it's not that promising as an
importer's market, either.
I know you can get good coffee in New Zealand, though. My brother-in-law is
a keen coffee drinker. He's served me some very good cups of the local
roast, and has visited roasters while helping a friend of his get a cafe off
the ground. So all is not lost.
Thanks to the Internet, I'll still be checking in here on a regular basis.
With any luck, I'll have an interersting tidbit or two to report from time
to time.
Doug
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7) From: Brian Kamnetz
Doug,
Maybe it's time to establish Sweet Maria's - NZ!!!
Brian
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8) From: Doug Hoople
"Maybe it's time to establish Sweet Maria's - NZ!!!"
Hey Brian,
Don't think that the thought hadn't occurred to me! :)
Doug
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