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Topic: A sincere request for peace and a return to the joy of coffee (3 msgs / 81 lines)
1) From: JB Christy
Folks, please:  Please do not post messages about people's personalities to a
public mailing list.  When someone comes along and posts that "certain people on
this list are condescending and mean", that's inappropriate: A) it's off-topic,
and therefore wastes the time and resources of the majority of list members; B)
it's ill-informed, since it's judging people solely on the basis of a few
emails, which is notoriously unreliable; and C) its only possible effect is to
incite ill will.  Responses to such emails which analyze the sender as having
personal problems or being a trouble-maker A) are off-topic; B) judge a person
solely on the basis of a few emails; and C) only serve to incite further ill
will.
This is a mailing list.  It is pointless to attack its character; it is equally
pointless to defend its character.  Its character is defined solely and
exclusively by the messages posted to it.  Messages which impeach someone's
personality degrade the list, even if "they started it".  The best way, the
*only* way to defend the character of the list is to only post messages that
make a positive contribution to the people who are here because we share a
common interest, in this case love of individually crafted, most excellent
coffee.  Someone will always come along with an attitude.  Telling them they're
wrong is futile; rather, let's show them they're wrong by keeping our messages
positive, helpful and on-topic.
This list has been a valuable resource for many people new to the joys of
crafting their own coffee.  I personally have learned alot and am most grateful
to have found this community of home-roasters.  Let's prove the few nay-sayers
wrong by maintaining our positive focus on our shared passion.
May everyone who reads this revel in the pride and joy of a perfectly roasted
favorite bean, brewed to perfection, and shared with a loved one.  Me, I'm gonna
go get some city-roasted CRLM, brew it up in my Yama vac pot with Cory glass
filter rod, and share it (virtually) with all of you.  Mmmmm....
--JB
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2) From: Mike McGinness
Well said JB. Again my apologies to the list for my part in 'taking it
South'.
MM;-)
Home Roasting in Vancouver, WA USA
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3) From: Les & Becky
Well said!!!  I hope that our Coffee Snob string was taken in a spirit of
fun and humor.  I have not seen too many more posts on that subject.  I
however must share my experiences over the weekend.  At my conference, I was
sharing the joys of home roasting and brewing.  I offered to share some of
my homeroast with one of the attendees and their response to me was, "YOUR
JUST  A COFFEE SNOB!!"  They didn't take me up on the offer.  We are the
adventures that are willing to take the bean to its best place.  I pulled an
Americano this AM (full city CR Dota), and couldn't believe how special it
was after suffering through a restaurant Americano over the weekend.  It
doesn't get any better than our homeroasts.  What I like may be different
than someone else in the group.  Again, a grateful thanks to Tom for having
the group.  I consider you my friends even though I have not met anyone from
the group yet.  I live close to some, and almost connected with Mike
McGinness over Christmas, but while in Portland my mother-in-law had heart
troubles and I had to cancel.  Us older roasters need to bring the newbees
along.  I have been enjoying fine pulls of Americano with mix of 1/2 Eth.
Harrar Horse and 1/2 DP Sumatra.  It makes a real smooth cup with a lot of
depth and crema with a little kick from the horse!!
Les
P.S.  My little birdie had told me (my friend who is a roaster in the Bay
Area)  that the 13 bags of St. Helena bound for America are somewhere??, but
they were suppose to have arrived in the Bay area last month!!!  I am one of
the luck few that has gotten some direct from the source.
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