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Topic: Question for Tom (17 msgs / 292 lines)
1) From: Bruce Harlick
Tom,
Will you be getting more Ugandas in any time soon? I've been using the
lovely Budadiri you had for sale in my espresso blend, but I'm almost out,
and you don't seem to have any for sale! Is the Uganda Aa Mbale Bugisu you
have similar?
Thanks!
Bruce
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2) From: steve_w
Quoting Bruce Harlick :
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Check the What's New section of the web site.  Tom is in Panama and
probably won't be putting up any new listings this week.   But this
hasn't stopped Maria from shamelessly teasing us about some new Kenyas!
Ah well, my 7 lb. "variety pack" should arrive Monday and keep me amused
for a while.
Steve wall

3) From: espresso gin
Bruce:
Funny you mention Ugandas, my sister brought me back 4 pounds of roasted
Ugandas last summer, they lasted two weeks. I usually put some of the
coffees she brings me aside so I can treat myself later but not with these,
what wonderful coffee in my espresso machine.
They were actually from 4 different very small farms she visited. Since I
have started roasting I have put in my order for greens! I asked if my green
order would be 3 or 4 times as large since the price would be less, she has
not responded yet!
ginny
ps:
I have seen the Hot Top pics...

4) From: Gene Smith
Tom,
I'm afraid you missed my question in the pile of list email.  Can you tell
me what the air manifold on the second set of Jabez Burns sample roasters
does?  Apparently it pulls air through the drum...but for what specific
purpose?  Thanks!
Gene Smith
riding the wild learning curve, in Houston

5) From: Gene Smith
Hey, Tom...do you ever do decaf sample packs?  Or are the sample 
packs a caf-only deal?
Gene Smith
just plain hot, in Houston

6) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
Yes we do - if you send an "order comment" after you place an order 
for a sample, you can request decaf. We didn't add it as an option 
because we don't get a ton of requests ... Tom
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7) From: Mike Chester
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8) From: Bob Luis
Pounds work fine for me. I have used the metric system all my life in my
work, but why ask Tom to make a major change to satisfy a few people?
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9) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
it would be hugely difficult simply in the number of emails we would 
receive on this, the difficulty comparing prices, and converting all 
our tip sheets etc. But the main issue is that Lbs and Oz are the 
standard for selling roasted coffee. I have never heard of a small US 
roaster selling by the gram. And that's basically the trade we are 
in, the top tier of specialty coffee.
tom
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10) From: Tom Ulmer
5 pounds yield very near 9 of your standard loads.

11) From: miKe mcKoffee
Not Tom but simple solution. 227g/.5lb batches work just fine in the HotTop
keeping lbs even. Or if 5# bag can do nine 252g batches etc...
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12) From: Brett Mason
I measure and roast in grams.
When the last load is less than a full load, I even out with a new bean.
Thus, I have Kimel-Kinunu awaiting me on Saturday morning - a 1 popper load
of unapproximate proportions...
Be Cool!
  Brett
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13) From: Rich
Well, my Behmor is marked in POUNDS and fractions of pounds, that is the 
standard measurement system for the USA.  We are (most of us anyway) are 
located in the USA.  If you want to use a foreign made device it is your 
responsibility to do the conversion, its not hard.  Even if you are 
handicapped with a public school education.
I just consider all of the metric talk as a small chronic dose of pedantry.
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14) From: Mike Chester
That is pretty much what I thought, but I figured it wouldn't hurt to ask.
Mike

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16) From: Dave Ehrenkranz
While I like and prefer the metric system. I have no problem with Lbs  
and ounces. As far as our kids having trouble learning metrics, heck  
I think it is MORE valuable for them to learn how to convert from one  
to another. 1LB = 454 grams, 1 oz = 28 grams.
Just my two cents worth. Hmmm ... how many pence is that?
dave
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17) From: Robert Joslin
12 pence per shilling, 20 shillings per pound sterling, if I remember
correctly.  I don't know if twopence (tuppence) was a single coin or not. I
think Australia was the last nation to let go of pound/shilling/pence
coinage back in the 70s
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