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1) From: Phil Palmintere
There is an article in the Wall St Journal that might be of interest to list
members.http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443675404578060722851040736.html
" SAN FRANCISCO-There is a frothy new deal in Silicon Valley, and it gives a
taste of where some investors are pouring money these days.
A group of well-known technology investors has bought a $20 million
controlling stake in Blue Bottle Coffee, a specialty coffee retailer that is
gaining fame among the Bay Area's hipsters. Among the group: Tony Conrad, a
partner at True Ventures, Google Ventures, Twitter Inc. co-founder Evan
Williams, and Kevin Rose, the founder of the Digg website.
"It's the Apple of coffee," says Mr. Conrad, who will be the company's
largest investor, through his firm.
Blue Bottle, based in Oakland, Calif., is a tiny chain with locations in San
Francisco and Manhattan. It is part of what coffee aficionados call the
"third wave" of coffee, defined by premium micro-roasters like Stumptown
Coffee Roasters.
These boutique labels have drawn plenty of investor dollars. Private-equity
firm TSG Consumer Partners, a former backer of Vitamin Water, bought a large
stake in Stumptown last year. Jack Dorsey, Twitter's other founder, recently
made an investment in Sightglass Coffee, a San Francisco-based coffee brand.
The new Blue Bottle investment, which values the company at less than $30
million, also comes as other tech investors-having changed the world with
the social-networking revolution-are eagerly embracing food through a string
of investments and new start-ups."
It goes on from there.
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2) From: kevin creason
That's better news than the un-reality show "Dangerous Grounds" where a
coffee purchaser from Philly has himself and a film crew in danger 24/7 for
our entertainment. He HAS to use a make shift zipline? oh sure, let me sell
you my spent grounds, you just have to put them in your gas tank and you
will get 300 mpg...
If you really want to read about the trash tv (it does make you
more grateful for Tom and the SM crew):http://eater.com/archives/2012/08/21/travel-channel-announces-dangerous-gro=unds-a-new-coffee-reality-series.php
-Kevin
/* I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not kn=
ow
what can't be done.  -- Henry Ford  */
On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 10:11 AM, Phil Palmintere 
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3) From: Paul Leung
I heard a rumor that Tom will be starring in his own coffee adventurer reality show, "Mogiana Kones and the Temple of Bloom"
Paul 
On Oct 17, 2012, at 10:00 AM, homeroast-request wrote:
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