Susan: I think the point here is that we need to keep politics off of this list, it's a coffee list not a political list and we would simply end up in chaos as evidenced by yesterday. We should be able to enjoy out coffee here without political agenda, that's all. ginny homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
Susan wrote: <Snip> I understand there is some talk of boycotting French roast, along with French toast, French fries, and French kissing. Seriously, we have seen disruptions in the past as a result of war -- most recently with coffee from East Timor. There is not much that can be done, and I suspect stocking up is only going to aggravate the situation. As for "politically incorrect", if people thought enough about who was benefitting and who was suffering from this habit they might give up coffee altogether. I know Tom is quite concerned with the situation of growers, and the fair trade movement is having some impact. I think that in encouraging quality and properly compensating the grower for it, we are doing what we can. --PR, a hundred kilometres west of Susan -- that's 70 miles to most of you homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
Susan, No one here is saying that we don't value freedom of expression. We're just saying do it in an appropriate venue. As to your question about politically incorrect or difficult to obtain coffees, I stocked up an Yemenis a few weeks ago on the off-chance that they might become hard to find. Then I found out that I don't really care that much for Yemeni coffee... c'est la guerre... -- Rick homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
I can't understand why people must feel so bothered about individual politics we live in a democracy folks-remember everyone has the right to express that is primarily what we all want rights I have a question though are there coffees becoming either politically incorrect or difficult or soon to be impossible to attain? I know there has been much talk about the Yemen........... where is this going? best Susan Oppenheim Toronto very happy to be living in North America very sorry the world is so angry homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. Can't our list stick to coffee, and do without mindless twaddle like = this?
Nope - but thanks for asking. Speaking of contributions - what are you roasting? And what are you drinking? I just finished a cup of Java Government Estate, roasted to Full City, and drip brewed in my Clarity (knock-off Technivorm)... So, tell you what - how about contributing something other than whine? Cheers, in your cup.... Brett On Jan 7, 2008 6:31 PM, wrote: <Snip> -- Cheers, Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com
Actually, since you put it that way, you've made this more on topic:http://books.google.com/books?id=F_IB0acXxDsC&dq=twaddleYou did, however, omit the needed OT label. On Jan 7, 2008 7:31 PM, wrote: <Snip>
At 06:31 PM 1/7/2008, you wrote: <Snip> Quite frankly, no, we can't. That's just the way it is in a social setting like this. But hopefully we *can* keep the side chatter down low enough it doesn't get in the way of the more important issues. I, for one, will do my absolute best to make this my only reply to this thread and the ones that 'inspired' it. :)
WHO started this thread? look into the mirror of your keyboard!! ginny ---- johnmhowison wrote: <Snip>
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. Do you have a delete Button? From: homeroast-admin [mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of johnmhowison Sent: Monday, January 07, 2008 6:32 PM To: homeroast Subject: +politics Can't our list stick to coffee, and do without mindless twaddle like this?
Most people don't like off topic stuff, everyone wants to get their 2c in, and the only thing people on this list seem to hate more than stuff unrelated to coffee is being told to stop posting stuff unrelated to coffee. Welcome! -F On Jan 7, 2008 7:31 PM, wrote: <Snip>
--Apple-Mail-8-326091610 Content-Type: text/plain; charset -ASCII; format=flowed; delsp=yes Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Ah, if only I had the time to moderate a side list, sort of a "cawfeetawk." For awhile the Zoss pens list had an unmoderated "pens- plus" for off-topic posts and tangents, and it worked well until someone abused it to make personal attacks and even threats of harm; the listowner began to moderate it to prevent that sort of thing but killed it because it was too much aggravation to moderate. We could do an unmoderated one, but it would be vulnerable to spammers, especially those who might try to compete with SM's. Sandy Andina www.myspace.com/sandyandina On Jan 8, 2008, at 8:09 AM, Floyd Lozano wrote: <Snip> --Apple-Mail-8-326091610 Content-Type: text/html; charset -ASCII Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Ah, if only I had the time to = moderate a side list, sort of a "cawfeetawk." For awhile the Zoss = pens list had an unmoderated "pens-plus" for off-topic posts and = tangents, and it worked well until someone abused it to make personal = attacks and even threats of harm; the listowner began to moderate it to = prevent that sort of thing but killed it because it was too much = aggravation to moderate.We could do an unmoderated one, but it = would be vulnerable to spammers, especially those who might try to = compete with SM's. Sandy Andinawww.myspace.com/sandyandina On Jan 8, 2008, = at 8:09 AM, Floyd Lozano wrote:
Tom could sell only decaf. - o r - People could just get a grip. Life may come to you in a fashion other than you have planned. Try oxygen. You can overcome this.... Brett. On 1/8/08, Sandra Andina wrote: <Snip> -- Cheers, Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com
Seems like its time for some Obama blend. 1/2 Kenyan Nyeri 1/4 Indonesian *Blue* Batak 1/4 any Central American - central america, like Chicago. roasted full city of course. Or you could have some roasted huckabee:http://www.sweetmarias.com/coffee.thumbs-down.html#sulawesiGooGooMucki guess you know where i stand now. ~zane
Hey Zane - hav eno idea where you stand... What coffees do you like? I've still been working on my Java and most recently the Bali... Both are good... How about you? Brett On Jan 8, 2008 5:03 PM, zane wrote: <Snip> -- Cheers, Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com
it was a lame joke about coffee/politics... obama is half kenyan, a democrat (blue batak), etc...I was trying to use the coffees to describe the candidate. anyways. this mornign was a great kenyan that is unfortunately out of stock. and one i can't remember the name of off the top of my head. I've got some carmen 1800+ thats resting now though. can hardly wait for that one. ~happy roasting. On 1/8/08, Brett Mason wrote: <Snip>