<Snip> "Great coffee comes from tiny roasters" Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting - Tom & Maria http://www.sweetmarias.com
The article reads like OPEC. How seriously will this affect the specialty green coffee bean market for coffees like La Minita or the Yemen's in terms of price? I can't imagine that the price would double. Some small increase will not be all that significant to most users. However, to the StarBucks and Peet's, those increases might be significant to their bottom lines. Though I would expect that these major roasters will have already locked in green coffee bean prices for the near term future. But eventually, they would have to pass on the price increases. Carl S Lau
The New York Times article about coffee price increases reminds of the steep price increases that the world experienced in the early 70's (ancient history). That inspired me to dig out an old price list from Peet's to see what we were paying back then. Here are some representative prices for pounds of roasted coffee in 1973 after the big price increases. After adjusting for inflation, I wonder if high-quality coffee isn't generally cheaper now than it was then. Guatamala - 1.75 Kenya - 1.85 Celebes Kalossie - 2.25 Java Pantjur - 1.95 Mocha-Java - 1.95 Indian Mysore - 1.75 Viennese Blend - 1.75 Costa Rica - 1.85 Major Dickason's Blend - 3.05 (no idea what this is) Don At 06:43 PM 5/19/00 -0700, you wrote: <Snip>
In the "Online Shopper" column today, Michelle Slatella writes about her experience getting an education about grinders:http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/19/fashion/thursdaystyles/19online.htmlI immediately shot off an e-mail to her and let her know that she should forgot to mention Sweet Maria's, and she told me she had been deluged with e-mails by others who were even quicker on their keyboards than I was. She atoned for her sins (kind of) on her blog site: www.michelleslatalla.typepad.com Some of the comments made by readers there prove that there is no accounting for taste (or a lack thereof).
Perhaps this is why CoffeeGeek is down :( Rodney --- Rob Richardson <Snip>http://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast<Snip>http://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings<Snip>">http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/19/fashion/thursdaystyles/19online.html<Snip>http://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast<Snip>http://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings<Snip>
Rodney Stanton wrote:Perhaps this is why CoffeeGeek is down :(Rodney Rodney, If it's any consolation... The Article is #3 on the most emailed list on the NY Times, as of 20 Jan 2006, 12:01am Central time. That is a good article on educating the public on one of the most critical implements in coffee brewing. Rob, Thanks for the link to Michelle's blog! What is amazing to me is that according to her bio, she lives in N California, and the article was in the NY Times... The internet has really brought this country much closer together! Maybe Maria could sweet talk her into a followup article, in Oakland, after he returns from Central America, and really get Michelle hooked on home roasting! Gary Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. John Wooden
<Snip> NNNOOOOOoooo, don't do it! We don't want Sweet Maria's site crashing from a bazillion hits like CoffeeGeek. Then again, my stash is fine!-) I agree quite an excellent article for a major paper like the NYT. Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately 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.
At 01:19 AM 1/20/2006, you wrote: <Snip> Or worse -- instant sell-outs of Tom's great picks. Great article -- great followup on her blog, too. -- Terry Stockdale -- Baton Rouge, LA My tips site and newsletter: http://www.TheNextWindow.comamd http://blog.terryscomputertips.com">http://www.TerrysComputerTips.comMy blogs: http://www.TheNextWindow.comamd http://blog.terryscomputertips.com
To those non-geeks: This is known is the slashdot effect.... Ifhttp://slashdot.orgposts a link to your site on their site, you can pretty much consider it toast unless you have BIG capacity! On 1/20/06, mIke mcKoffee wrote: <Snip> t <Snip>
On 1/20/06, Rodney Stanton wrote: <Snip> Actually, they are having server problems; I saw a post in alt.cofeementioning it. There is a thread there about the article as well. -- Steven Hay hay.steve -AT- gmail.com