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Topic: "Expensive" coffee (6 msgs / 131 lines)
1) From: John - wandering Texas

2) From: David Jewett
Yeah, for a real eye opener, compare on a serving basis the costs for coffee 
vs. soft drinks. I know people who get to work in the morning and go to the 
vending machine to buy a soda for, they say, the caffeine. Compared to those 
costs over time, your Solis 5000 and Miss Silvia, heck, just about any 
machine you could ever imagine would pay for itself in a couple of years. 
Imagine what you would pay in a coffee shop for all the excellent espresso, 
if you could find one that won't screw up the 'expresso'.
Even homeroasters, although we tend to be more equipment intensive, what we 
pay for that good cup in the morning is a big savings over what you have to 
pay for good roasted coffee.
So, see, you are really being thrifty with your good equipment. If I'd have 
known where I was headed, I could have saved a fortune not buying all the 
intermediate steps, the not so great grinder, the not very good espresso 
machine. I think about this everytime I read some post, "I want a grinder, 
but I only want to spend $X."
Oh my, I think I've acheived snob-dom. I'm preaching to the choir...homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast

3) From: Mike McGinness
From: "David Jewett" 
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have
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I know what you mean. I'm on my 3rd replacement grinder since starting
homeroasting a year ago. "Upgraded" my years old Braun burr to a Capresso -
used it one week and ordered the Solis 177, gave the Capresso away. Six
months later replaced the 177 with the Solis Maestro... (did sell the 177 on
eBay for $60+ change...) So far the Maestros working for espresso through
F.P. okie - dokie. I'm "afraid" to try a high end espresso only grinder!
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That's coffee snob-dom connoisseur thank you very much!
MM;-)
Home Roasting in Vancouver, WA USA
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4) From: Cuchulain Libby
From: "David Jewett" 
Subject: +"Expensive" coffee
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coffee
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Than I won't mention barbecue and beer...
-Houndhomeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast

5) From: David Jewett
Oh, good barbecue and good beer are a whole different ball game. Good beer 
is easy to find, but good barbecue is very elusive!  That's kind of funny 
now that I think about it- like espresso, most restaurants can't do good 
barbecue although many try. Many even brag about their BBQ even though it 
sucks!  Hmmm... I guess I'm a BBQ snob, too. [Sigh] Such good taste, and yet 
so unlikable ...
From: "David Jewett" 
Subject: +"Expensive" coffee
 > Yeah, for a real eye opener, compare on a serving basis the costs for
coffee
 > vs. soft drinks.
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 > Oh my, I think I've acheived snob-dom. I'm preaching to the choir...
Than I won't mention barbecue and beer...
-Hound
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6) From: Cuchulain Libby
From: "David Jewett" 
Subject: +Re:"Expensive" Coffee
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yet
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Dave, restaurants have the problem of holding the cooked meat. That and
cost/serving. Also I doubt Ca, etc.  would let you cook with straight wood,
dang enviromentalist wackos so they use electricity or gas. I'm getting back
into homebrew soon and if I ever get the pit I want, I will train the
clients to eat when it's ready (a friend has a Tex-Mex joint). I can't eat
rest. q anymore and now thanks to you guys, I can't buy rest. coffee.
-Hound
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