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Topic: small world (9 msgs / 228 lines)
1) From: Mike Chester
Yesterday, my wife told me that a man in her office named Gary had done a phone interview that day.  The person on the other end of the interview described himself as a "coffee snob," and said that he only drinks coffee that he roasts himself.  I naturally assumed that he is a member of this list.  The term "coffee snob" indicates membership here as, I hear it here often and nowhere else. (I use the term to describe myself also)  Does this interview sound familiar to anyone?  I don't know Gary, so I am not speaking for or against him, I just think it is interesting that this topic would come up in an interview and that it was probably someone I "know." 
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2) From: Bryan Wray
I hear the term "coffee snob" about 15 times a day.  Usually from someone=
 looking for a 16oz white chocolate mocha, haha.
... but yeah, the fact that they roast there own kind of justifies it I sup=
pose.
-bry
Bryan Wray
Nor'West Coffee
360.831.1480
Bryan
It is my hope that people realize that coffee is more than just a caffeine =
delivery service, it can be a culinary art- Chris Owens
--- On Thu, 7/22/10, Mike Chester  wrote:
From: Mike Chester 
Subject: [Homeroast] small world
To: "Coffee Forum" 
Date: Thursday, July 22, 2010, 9:22 AM
Yesterday, my wife told me that a man in her office named Gary had done a p=
hone interview that day.  The person on the other end of the interview de=
scribed himself as a "coffee snob," and said that he only drinks coffee tha=
t he roasts himself.  I naturally assumed that he is a member of this lis=
t.  The term "coffee snob" indicates membership here as, I hear it here o=
ften and nowhere else. (I use the term to describe myself also)  Does thi=
s interview sound familiar to anyone?  I don't know Gary, so I am not spe=
aking for or against him, I just think it is interesting that this topic wo=
uld come up in an interview and that it was probably someone I "know." =
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3) From: Sheila Quinn
Me too. Most people who claim to be "coffee snobs" turn out to be 
Charbucks fans! :(
Sheila
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4) From: Joseph Robertson
Coffee Snobdum,
on the  buds of the beholder.
JR
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5) From: Edward Bourgeois
I know a Gary in CA. near Sacramento who homeroasts
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6) From: Edward Bourgeois
sorry just realized it was the guy on the other end of the line
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7) From: Scott Miller
Seldom does someone who is a "fill in the blank" refer to themselves
as said item... except for those with some degree of either
megalomania or in response to a statement made about them. For years I
worked in the food/beverage field in very high end resorts, caterers,
etc... Fancy, fou fou foods, classic European cuisine, elegant,
overdone, overdecorated presentations... I also worked in some less
than high end places ... many people would refer to me as a chef. I
even had credentials that "certified" me as such... I never referred
to myself as one... never had to, as my work spoke for itself.
I tend to shy away from terms like snob, geek, etc... my work again
speaks for me. Others are welcome to refer to me as they wish. I even
answer to some of the less than savory terms that have been tossed my
way.
Most of the coffee "snobs" I encounter wonder why my Sumatran roasts
are not dripping with oil...
cheers,
Scott
On Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 12:22 PM, Mike Chester  wrote:
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 phone interview that day.  The person on the other end of the interview =
described himself as a "coffee snob," and said that he only drinks coffee t=
hat he roasts himself.  I naturally assumed that he is a member of this l=
ist.  The term "coffee snob" indicates membership here as, I hear it here=
 often and nowhere else. (I use the term to describe myself also)  Does t=
his interview sound familiar to anyone?  I don't know Gary, so I am not s=
peaking for or against him, I just think it is interesting that this topic =
would come up in an interview and that it was probably someone I "know."
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8) From: Joseph Robertson
Scott,
Your last sentence says it all. Your experience is my experience everyday
here. A quote from a common self proclaimed coffee snob,
"which one of these coffees is your darkest roast" In most cases I know it
would be a waste of time to spend much time explaining why my coffees are
not dripping with oil. For those who I know would like to know I will share
for hours with them why I do what I do. When I can I will point them to home
roasters that Tom and Maria sell if they want the ultimate coffee
experience. Most of the time I point them to one of my espresso blends and
ask them to let me know what they think of the taste compared with what they
are used to drinking.
Joe
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9) From: Doug Hoople
The definition of a "coffee snob" is quite simple: someone who sneers at the
way another enjoys his/her coffee, however well justified.
Doug
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