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Topic: Coffee Memberships? (15 msgs / 204 lines)
1) From: Mark Neuhausen
I have seen several of you mention SCAA.  I have also seen reference to CSA.
I can find SCAA on the Internet and understand their membership rules and
that they have a convention scheduled for spring in Boston.
Are there groups that one should logically belong to to learn more about
coffee roasting?  Any events that are a must or a good thing to attend?
Thanks.
-Mark
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2) From: James Gundlach
The CSA, Coffee Snobs Association - formerly Coffee Snobs of America 
before it went international, is an informal subgroup of this list.  
The membership requirements are something like three roasting methods, 
three brewing methods, a minimum stash of something like fifteen to 
twenty kinds of green beans and to be known to make absurdly, oops I 
mean profoundly,  dogmatic statements about coffee and or home 
roasting.  If the CSA had an annual dogmatism award it would probably 
go to Mike McKona.
     Jim Gundlach
On Saturday, December 21, 2002, at 10:22 AM, Mark Neuhausen wrote:
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3) From: Rick Farris
Jim wrote:
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It is *not* either!  It's Coffee Snobs Anonymous!  What "Association" has a
twelve step program, huh?  ;-)
-- Rick
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4) From: Ben Treichel
Mark,
SCAA is normally for owners of coffee shops & commercial roasters. CSA 
is a virtual organization and you can claim, pretend, or disdain 
membership as you feel appropriate to the moment ;-) .
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5) From: Dan Bollinger
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Hey!  I don't know Mike (yet), but I'm sure he's no dog!  :(
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6) From: David Westebbe
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If I were you, I'd stay far, far away from the CSA.  Most likely, tho, you
will find yourself a member before you or your family are quite ready for
it.
Indeed, you may already be a member and not yet know it.
I wish you the best of luck.
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7) From: Rick Farris
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Here's the basic problem, from my Microsoft Money:
	"This month you've spent $748 on Coffee.  Set up a spending limit."
It's pretty damned bad when a computer program is bossing you around about
your spending!
-- Rick
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8) From: Andrew J. Lynn
Rick Farris wrote:
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10 CSA points for spending enough on coffee to make Microsoft cringe :)
Andy Lynn
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9) From: Mark Prince
At 09:30 AM 21/12/2002, Ben Treichel wrote:
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Whoa. I wonder what producer companies, communities, farmers, brokers, 
machine manufacturers, importers, and allied companies will wonder about 
that :)
Seriously though, the SCAA's membership involves anyone involved in the 
commercial business of "specialty" coffee, meaning the promotion of high 
grade arabica beans, and the implements that brew and serve it.
There's a new category that we're trying to get off the ground - the 
eMember (which stands for enthusiastMember, according to my last committee 
meeting). We initially had a launch date of January 1, but that doesn't 
look doable at this time.
Mark
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10) From: R.N.Kyle
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Thanks for the update Mark, please keep us informed
Ron Kyle
Anderson SC
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11) From: David Westebbe
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We initially had a launch date of January 1, but 
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So long as it is before the Boston Convention, any time is fine.  :)
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12) From: Simpson
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On 12/21/2002 at 11:59 PM Mark Prince wrote:
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"arabica", eh? Wonder what the Good Doctor would say about that?
8^)
Ted
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13) From: Mark Prince
At 12:45 PM 22/12/2002, you wrote:
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My understanding is, robusta doesn't cut "SCAA" mustard (could be wrong, 
but that's my read), but remember Dr. John's stuff contains some kick butt 
arabicas as well.
Mark
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14) From: Ben Treichel
On Sat, 21 Dec 2002, Mark Prince wrote:
Ok, oversimplified and somewhat uninformed on my part.
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15) From: Wendy Sarrett
Is there a new ETA when such a membership will be available?  I think
they'd get a good deal of interest.
Wendy
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