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Topic: COFFEE DRINKER'S PRAYER (8 msgs / 184 lines)
1) From: Scott Miller
Caffeine is my shepherd; I shall not doze.
It maketh me to wake in green pastures
It leadeth me beyond the sleeping masses.
It restoreth my buzz
It leadeth me in the paths of consciousness for its name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of addiction,
I will fear no Equal For thou art with me;
Thy cream and thy sugar they comfort me.
Thou preparest a carafe before me in the presence of SweetMaria's
Thou anointest my day with pep;
My mug runneth over.
Surely richness and taste shall follow me all the days of my life
And I will dwell in the House of Mocha forever.
cheers,
Scott
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2) From: Barry Luterman
http://home.comcast.net/~mdmint/coffee/csa12steps.htmOn Sat, Apr 9, 2011 at 2:47 AM, Scott Miller  wrote:
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3) From: Laura Carey
Amen...
This is great!
On Sat, Apr 9, 2011 at 2:47 AM, Scott Miller  wrote:
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4) From: miKe mcKoffee
Kurmudgeon(tm) mode on:
No offense, but I found it somewhat offensive. Don't get me wrong, I think I
understand the sentiment. And not offensive from a religious or spiritual
perspective. But rather from the focus being on caffeine and the buzz and
additives.
Maybe it's because of my maybe different and maybe strange coffee Journey,
not even starting to drink coffee until 1984 at the age of 30 after tasting
fresh roast, fresh ground, fresh brewed coffee for the first time. Coffee
has always been about taste, not the buzz. The taste of unadulterated
coffee. To be sure I appreciate and am adept in the art of preparing all
kinds of coffee beverages, custom blend our chocolate sauce etc., but for me
personally primarily it's about the essence of the bean in it's purity, no
additives thank you very much.
In fact I often wish coffee didn't have as much buzz so I could drink and
taste it's wonders more. While I'm surrounded by coffee from a ton of greens
to roasting hundreds of pounds a week to countless brewing methods routinely
7 days a week I'll only drink 2 to 4 cups at the most a day, and that's
working 70 to 90 hour weeks, seriously.
Coffee is Culinary, much more than a caffeine delivery system.
Caffeine is Not my shepherd, great tasting pure unadulterated coffee is.
Slave to the Bean  miKe mcKoffee
www.CompassCoffeeRoasting.com
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://www.mckoffee.com/Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
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5) From: Greg Hammond
Agreed
On Apr 10, 2011, at 15:06, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
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6) From: Robert Yoder
Amen, MiKe!
 
The Caffeine Prayer is more poesy than praise of coffee!
 
If buzz were the goal, we'd be roasting Robusta, not Arabica.
 
Happy Roasting,
 
robert yoder
 
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7) From: raymanowen
"Coffee is Culinary, [Not] a caffeine delivery system.
Caffeine is Not my shepherd [or sheep-anything],
great tasting pure unadulterated coffee is."
Caffeine is a factor in the taste of Great Coffee, but we were blown away by
the decaf Ethiopia Sidamo of recent vintage! -ro
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8) From: Joseph Robertson
With all due respect to miKe the original author of Our twelve step program,
my motto and creed. I currently have it hanging in my cafe for all to see,
I'm also thinking of having it embroidered for a nicer wall presentation. (
with permission of course )  Personally I don't put anything in my mouth
just because it tastes good, if that were the case I would still be in jail.
<;^)
For me I can't dissect it { coffee } and say one element is more important
than another. When I had my first taste of really good coffee ( with
caffeine ) I was stunned. I really thought that stuff in the see through pot
on my mothers stove in the mornings was just swill. I thought it was all
swill. Mind you this (good cup ) was before my *$'s experience. Thank God
for mother in laws. The good cup came from her kitchen.
Now back to the drug. Yes I grew up in the '60's and know quite a bit about
most drugs that were on, shall we say the local market. None of those
compare to really good coffee today in fact really good coffee with all it's
elements probably helped keep me off the street and away from all those
other mind and body "culinary" experiences.
I don't know about the rest of this list of coffee geeks but for me my taste
buds don't even work till I turn on my brain and main CPU. Not only that but
if it were not for the active alkaloid ( caffeine )  in coffee I probably
would not remember to come back for more or remember that miKe's cafe has
the best 'spro this side of Atlantic ocean. ;^) .
In fact I think your taste buds miKe are so far over what mine are capable
of I will drive 100 miles when I can to taste your 'spro blends to help me
fine tune my 'spro blend work and shot pulling. There are only a few folks
out there ( in the big coffee picture ), with enough coffee passion to come
up with a top shelf espresso. I thank you for this miKe and look forward to
the comments of my next customer on the posting I have on the wall of your
now famous " The Twelve Steps of CSA"
Signed,
Forever Slave and servant of the bean,
Joseph
On Mon, Apr 11, 2011 at 12:58 AM,  wrote:
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Joseph Robertson
Sasquatch Coffee Roasters
Craft Coffee Roasting by Design
joe http://www.jolindas.com(360)521-3104     PO Box 451 Stevenson,Washington 98648 USA
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