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Topic: Caribou Coffee (17 msgs / 314 lines)
1) From: Jim Gundlach
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 From their web site they define freshness as:
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   So I would guess about a quarter of the coffee could pass muster.
    Jim Gundlach
On Friday, August 23, 2002, at 11:21 PM, Dan Bollinger wrote:
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From their web site they define freshness as:
   VerdanaCoffee tastes best when
consumed within one month of roasting. After that, it starts to lose
its delicate aromas and its flavor oils begin to stale.
Verdana
  So I would guess about a quarter of the coffee could pass muster.
   Jim Gundlach
On Friday, August 23, 2002, at 11:21 PM, Dan Bollinger
wrote:
Fun website! http://www.cariboucoffee.com/aco.cfmHere is their degrees of roast for each coffee:http://www.cariboucoffee.com/coffeespectrum.cfmCaribou Blend is: "The secret of this blend's relaxed complexity is a">http://www.cariboucoffee.com/main.cfmCheck out:http://www.cariboucoffee.com/aco.cfmHere is their degrees of roast for each coffee:http://www.cariboucoffee.com/coffeespectrum.cfmCaribou Blend is: "The secret of this blend's relaxed complexity is a
rich
hearty Indonesian bean, perfectly proportioned with Central American
and
South American varieties for lively fruit tones."
Take the taste test!  I am Mocha/Javahttp://www.cariboucoffee.com/acoq.cfmDan
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2) From: Dan Bollinger
Fun website! http://www.cariboucoffee.com/aco.cfmHere is their degrees of roast for each coffee:http://www.cariboucoffee.com/coffeespectrum.cfmCaribou Blend is: "The secret of this blend's relaxed complexity is a rich">http://www.cariboucoffee.com/main.cfmCheck out:http://www.cariboucoffee.com/aco.cfmHere is their degrees of roast for each coffee:http://www.cariboucoffee.com/coffeespectrum.cfmCaribou Blend is: "The secret of this blend's relaxed complexity is a rich
hearty Indonesian bean, perfectly proportioned with Central American and
South American varieties for lively fruit tones."
Take the taste test!  I am Mocha/Javahttp://www.cariboucoffee.com/acoq.cfmDan
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3) From: Lissa
On Fri, 2002-08-23 at 14:19, Jim Gundlach wrote:
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I haven't had a decent cup of coffee in a Caribou.  I tried the Caribou
in Royal Oak, MI, and ended up going across the street to Starbucks.
Be well,
Lissa
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4) From: Jeffrey A. Bertoia
Lissa wrote:
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I have had the same experience with the West Bloomfield store.  However 
out here in Brighton we
finally have a decent coffee shop.  They are also a roasterie, and the 
owner tries to roast everything
twice a week.
As far as Caribou maybe the Michigan stores are substandard.
jeff
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5) From:
On Sat, 24 Aug 2002 18:40:19 -0500
 "Dan Bollinger"  wrote:
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Closer to 11 Mile.  9 Mile is Ferndale, and Java Hutt (a
 local, one shop place that doesn't roast it's own).  Java
 Hutt has horrible coffee, but the owners are really nice,
 and let a lot of odd groups meet there for free.
Detroit just isn't a coffee city.  I haven't found any
 artisinal roasters around here, but, last week, when I was
 in Huntsville, Alabama, a small city of a quarter million
 people, there was one artisinal roaster.  Granted, he
 isn't very good, but he had a very cool old Jabez Burns.
Be well,
Lissa
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6) From:
On Sat, 24 Aug 2002 21:46:32 -0500
 "Dan Bollinger"  wrote:
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An artisinal roaster is someone who is aiming for great
 coffee, rather than just commercial crap.  Peets used to
 be an artisinal roaster (and they still do some good
 coffee, IMHO).
A Jabez Burns is one of the brands of commercial roasters.
  They've been around for, I think, about a hundred years.
  The one I saw does 50 lbs. at a time.
Be well,
Lissa
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7) From: Gary Zimmerman
qibhom wrote:
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I expect that shop Burns their beans?
  :-)
-- garyZ
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8) From:
On Sat, 24 Aug 2002 09:31:40 -0700
 Gary Zimmerman  wrote:
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One would think so.    But, the roaster roasted strictly
 by colour, and roasted every bean he had to the same
 colour.  Made me want to liberate that Jabez Burns.
Be well,
Lissa
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9) From: James Gundlach
I'm probably going up around Huntsville in the next couple of weeks to 
pick up some pawpaw trees.
Where is this artisinal roaster?
    Jim Gundlach
    roasting over pecan wood fires
    in La Place, Alabama
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10) From:
On Sat, 24 Aug 2002 12:58:46 -0500
 James Gundlach  wrote:
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On Jefferson, just north of Clinton.  Or, very close to
 that intersection.  It is kitty corner from the municipal
 parking garage.  I think it was called the Cafe Klatsch,
 or something like that.
Mediocre coffee, to my taste.
Be well,
Lissa
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11) From: Dale House
For a not-too-useful review of Kaffeeklatsch in Huntsville, seehttp://huntsville.about.com/library/blkaffeeklatsch.htm.    D. House

12) From: M.G.Rich
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BTW, their web site is www.kaffeeklatsch.com
They've been around since the mid-1970s and I've been drinking their coffee
since I was in high school. So I never had the "a-ha!" experience of going
from diner coffee to quality stuff. The Heaths are very nice people who have
made a living in this trendy business for more than 25 years while others
have come in and out with the latest fad. If you're ever by there, ask them
about their long relationship with finca La Minita  -- they're certainly the
only roasters around here who have picked coffee themselves. (I've picked it
in Venezuela, but it was just growing by the road)
My tongue isn't smart enough to know if their coffee is better or worse than
anyone else's. I do know my social preferences, though: recent discussion on
this list (outside homeroasting, of course!!) has centered on the qualities
of Starbucks, Caribou, Peet's and Dunkin' Donuts. I'm all about giving the
little guy a chance. If you're in Alabama, you don't have a lot of choices.
And now that my FreshRoast+ has died, the 'Klatsch is my *only* local
choice!
M.G. Rich, FreshRoast-less in Auburn, Ala.
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13) From: John Abbott
In what way did your FR+ die?  This is the first FR failure I've ever
heard of - so I'm interested.  I've been abusing er ah using a FR for
years and the FR+ since the week it came out. I love my two units and
they're still cranking out great roasts; its my not-yet-released Hottop
that is down.
On Sat, 2002-08-24 at 16:40, M.G.Rich wrote:
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14) From: Dan Bollinger
Lsisa,  I've been to the Caribou in Royal Oaks!  About 9 Mile Road, right?
:)   Dan in Indiana
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15) From: Dan Bollinger
OK,  I'll bite.  What is an artisinal roaster?  What are Jabez Burns?  Dan
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16) From: Dan Bollinger
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Like us if we went commercial!
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Oh, THAT Jabez Burns!  ;)  The inventor of the modern, drum roaster.  Bought
out by Probat.
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17) From: Alpha Apso
"M.G.Rich" wrote:
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Get out your wok, Mr. Rich!  You don't need those dedicated machines to roast
good coffee!
Regards, Cathy
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