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Topic: Nip the whole "grind before roasting" in the bud, willya? (3 msgs / 76 lines)
1) From: Mark Prince
At 03:05 PM 19/04/2002, you wrote:
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I'm not about to continue any flaming or what have you.
But I will say this - if you grind green beans, you void your warranty on 
most grinders, domestic and commercial. And with good reason. Green beans 
are tough, gummy, and damaging.
DON'T DO IT.
I know several grinder sellers who have examples of customers' curiosity 
sitting on their repair shelf.
Mark
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2) From: Gary Zimmerman
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Okay, so has anyone tried pounding each bean flat with a hammer before 
roasting?
  ;-)
-- garyZ
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3) From: McNeill, F.M.
Gary,
In addition to the interesting speculative questions you are asking,
a common source of inspiring ideas is the "primitive" native methodology.
Ask, research, and compile how the many other cultures in the world 
make the infusion from the coffee bean. With only limited resources, 
what was done? This may inspire fruitful "modern" methods.
Another avenue of inquiry would be into our own cultures before 
easy electrical power, what was done? More possible inspiration 
here.
I'm not saying these older or other culture techniques are sure 
things, just sources of pragmatic ideas that may be "out of the box".
Nothing should go unexamined, especially as these other techniques 
actually did and do meet some felt need in the users.
The "blue skying" of speculative ideas is of course useful if we 
have enough knowledge to apply some constraints. For instance 
the idea of "deep frying" the bean in hot oil is at first entertaining.
The constraints that most oil can't take the high heat required and 
then, how is the oil to be removed, these constraints temper 
our enthusiasm. 
--
Best,
Martin
sir freddie the unique near sd,ca
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