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Topic: SweetMaria's and CBS Saturday Early Show (6 msgs / 129 lines)
1) From: R.N.Kyle
Seth wrote: snippet
Actually, IIRC, the burr grinder Cook's Illustrated tested was the Mr. 
Coffee, which I believe is also sold as the Salton, and a bunch of 
others.  It works so badly that arguably one really might prefer a 
whirly-blade.
Dang Seth, are you bad mouthing my old Sulton burr grinder the one the =
Jim screen tested and said was the best. (that is the best dust maker =
ever made) Oh that hurts.:O)
Ron Kyle
Anderson SC
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2) From: Jason & Laura Brooks
I thought some folks would like to know that this morning on the 
Saturday Early Show on CBS, they had a segment on coffee with Chris 
Kimball, the editor of Cook's Illustrated.  He talked about roasting, 
grinding and brewing.  When one of the hosts asked him where you could 
get raw coffee, he said something like "There's this great place out 
there called sweetmarias.com..."  Below is a link to the article on the 
cbsnews.com website, but, alas, it doesn't mention our favorite place to 
purchase our java!
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3) From: Dave Huddle
Hey, I wanted to be first to post that news!
The only roaster he showed was the Rosto.   
Sorta cool, seeing our host mentioned on national TV.
Dave  
who REALLY misses seeing Tom & Maria at the original location in Columbus!
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4) From: TFisher511
brookswv writes:
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From the link provided it has the following statement: "Kimball’s te=
am at Cook
’s Illustrated tested two kinds of grinders: burr and blade. Blade g=
rinders 
are the most common and cost about $20. Burr grinders have more than two 
rotating blades that crush the beans. Taste-testers liked coffee made from 
beans ground in blade grinders the best."
It appears the all of us poor CSA members with our burr grinders really 
messed up. Guess I'll have to watch for a special on a blade grinder so I to=
o 
will have better coffee :>) Maybe in my next life!
Terry F
    

5) From: Seth Goodman
At 02:50 PM 2/8/03 -0500, TFisher511 wrote:
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Darn! And here I am stuck with this crummy Mazzer Mini! :-)
Actually, IIRC, the burr grinder Cook's Illustrated tested was the Mr. 
Coffee, which I believe is also sold as the Salton, and a bunch of 
others.  It works so badly that arguably one really might prefer a 
whirly-blade.
I also remember the article on coffee grinders being so badly written that=
 
I was going to write a letter of complaint, but I never got around to 
it.  Part of my objection was that they have no problem telling people they=
 
need $200 frying pans, but then they set a ceiling on coffee grinders of 
something like $25.  The words "capricious" and "arbitrary" spring to mind.
And I'm a subscriber. I can't imagine what the people who *dislike* CI have=
 
to say.
Seth Goodman
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6) From: David Westebbe
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I often find their results to be so off-base that they are laughable.
For example, last spring they rated barbecue grills.  Based upon their
expert (hah!) tests, they determined that they all cooked the same, so they
rated them based upon "features", like whether or not they had a built-in
table.  Some shoddy piece of garbage won, due to its low price and the Weber
Kettle's lack of a built-in table.
I put CI in the same category as Consumer's Reports.  I ignore both.
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