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Topic: Another convert (14 msgs / 417 lines)
1) From: John & Carolyn Abbott
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I just had a 
neighbor drop by.  As I always do, I offered him a cup of coffee.  It 
was Costa Rican Tarrazu and the roast was 30 hours old.  The man could 
hardly talk.  He said that it is without a doubt the best cup of coffee 
he's had in his life.  He went home and brought his wife back for a 
cup.  They wanted to know all about the process.  I took them to 
Sweetmarias and showed them the coffees, the cupping list and all.  They 
acted like they had just discovered coffee.  They went home to order a 
roaster and some Costa Rican Tarrazu beans.  We gave them a half pound to 
make sure the hook was set.  I have never heard anyone rave about anything 
like they did this coffee.  Just had to share the moment.  And now 
there is just a little less coffee to go around 
:O)

2) From: Gary Zimmerman
John  & Carolyn Abbott wrote:
I just
had a neighbor drop by.  As I always do, I offered him a cup of
coffee... The man could hardly talk.  He said that it is without a
doubt the best cup of coffee he's had in his life.  He went home and
brought his wife back for a cup.  They wanted to know all about the
process.  I took them to Sweetmarias and showed them the coffees,
the cupping list and all...They went home to order a roaster and some
Costa Rican Tarrazu beans...
Wonderful story!  I think several people can identify with
that.  Some of us aspire to it too... those who have had the
disappointing experience of offering our precious elixirs to friends who
couldn't taste nor appreciate the difference, and who just couldn't have
cared less.
-- garyZ
Whirly-drip(paper)-black
       & vacuum

3) From: Dave Clark
 > Wonderful story!  I think several people can identify with that. 
Some
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 I've tried to turn several people onto the good stuff. I've had
reactions that vary from, "yeah tastes like coffee" to "WOW! Amazing!"
 Most folks immediately dump cream and sugar into it and I try to
get them to taste it before they do that, but they won't. When I gave 
a cup of St. Helenas to a co-worker he surprised me by saying that it 
almost comes on too strong then at the end it mellows very nicely to 
a great cup. That guy gets regular samplings as well as another 
co-worker that used to be a coffee fanatic but is into tea now, so we
exchange knowledge of our favorites. He tells me Yorkshire Gold is
his favorite, but I have yet to try it.
 Well back to the La Minita in my new Bodum Santos and the sleet
and freezing rain in Central Texas...
-- 
Dave Clark                                             Austin, Texashttp://www.jump.net/~davec                            N 30d 27.526m
mailto:davec                                  W 97d 48.826m
     My gastronomic rapacity knows no satiety - Homer Simpson

4) From: Kent Pierce
 
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Do I hear Steppenwolf singing Hoyt Axton's "The Pusher" in the background?
"You know the dealer, the dealer is a man
With the love beans in his hand"
                  ;-)
................................Kent

5) From: coffenut
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That’s exactly the bean and rest time I’d use when offering one of the best!  I’ve had more positive reaction to the Tarrazu than just about any other bean, and just ordered a refill last night from Tom.  I was just thinking today about what a “captive business” Tom has with SweetMaria’s.  Once you’re hooked, you’re just about a customer for life!  I mean, can anyone imagine going backwards from here?  Good work.

 

Coffenut  :^)

 

-----Original Message----- From: owner-homeroast [mailto:owner-homeroast]On Behalf Of John & Carolyn Abbott Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2000 6:31 PM To: Homeroast Com Subject: + Another convert

 

I just had a neighbor drop by.  As I always do, I offered him a cup of coffee.  It was Costa Rican Tarrazu and the roast was 30 hours old.  The man could hardly talk.  He said that it is without a doubt the best cup of coffee he's had in his life.  He went home and brought his wife back for a cup.  They wanted to know all about the process.  I took them to Sweetmarias and showed them the coffees, the cupping list and all.  They acted like they had just discovered coffee.  They went home to order a roaster and some Costa Rican Tarrazu beans.  We gave them a half pound to make sure the hook was set.  I have never heard anyone rave about anything like they did this coffee.  Just had to share the moment.  And now there is just a little less coffee to go around :O)


6) From: Gary Zimmerman
 
  We are the Bean.
  Resistance is futile.
-- garyZ
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7) From: coffenut
Does that mean we've been assimilated into the BEAN?  I've been dreaming
about square objects that taste like coffee...or is that "illogical"?
Coffenut  :^)

8) From: floyd burton
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9) From: OligoNuk
I brought in a sample roast of the Sumatra Golden Pwani mandheling to work.  
24 hrs. post roast- I prayed it would be the right amount, I was told that 
starbucks coffee they use 2.5 oz's but use more for lighter roasts etc... so 
I brought in 2.3 oz and they brewed it.  I was lucky!  It came out perfect!   
Once word got out it was gone in 1/2 hour, with one guy tipping it upside 
down to get the last drop!  Since then one of my colleagues has gone out and 
bought an ALP and is a happy home roaster!  
-Todd L  ALP

10) From: OligoNuk
In a message dated 12/12/00 7:54:58 PM, garyzim writes:
<<  We are the Bean.
  Resistance is futile.
 >>
LOL!!!

11) From: Paul Goelz
At 05:31 PM 12/12/2000 -0600, you wrote: 
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I just had a  neighbor drop by.  As I always do, I offered him a cup of
coffee.  It  was Costa Rican Tarrazu and the roast was 30 hours old.  The
man could  hardly talk.  He said that it is without a doubt the best cup of
coffee  he's had in his life.  He went home and brought his wife back for a
 cup.  They wanted to know all about the process.  I took them to
Sweetmarias and showed them the coffees, the cupping list and all.  They
acted like they had just discovered coffee.  They went home to order a
roaster and some Costa Rican Tarrazu beans.  We gave them a half pound to
make sure the hook was set.  I have never heard anyone rave about anything
like they did this coffee.  Just had to share the moment.  And now  there
is just a little less coffee to go around  :O) 
<<<<
But of course, they HAD just discovered coffee.  
Paul Goelz
Rochester Hills, MI
pgoelz at eaglequest dot com
Videoastronomy. electric helicopter and music web site:http://www.eaglequest.com/~pgoelz

12) From: Robert Cantor
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capulin
Bob C.
rcantor

13) From: Aaron
Ive been roasting coffee for a while and bringing it over to my friends 
place of work.  I converted him from a non coffee drinker to what seems 
to be a pot or more a day now.  Once a week or so Id bring over a few 
containers of beans for him to grind, brew and drink.  He says he never 
drank it because it used to make him sick, give him an upset stomach, 
but I talked him into a cup of mine and he's been sold ever since.
Well over time I have been busy and been going by there less and less, 
and he's been drinking more and more coffee.   As fate would have it, he 
ran out of beans, and tried the millstone, starbucks, you name it 
routine to get some good beans.    He tells me, Aaron, this stuff is 
crap, starbucks is so burnt, you can smell it, its nasty I won't even 
use it in my grinder... I hate to throw out a bag of beans but this 
stuff is horrible.  I agreed and mention you should look in to roasting 
your own like I do, you won't have those problems then.
I bring him more beans, he drinks them, eventually he finally starts 
listening to me and looking into things himself.  He is interested in 
roasting his own coffee but is not sure how easy it really is and 
doesn't want to pop a few hundred bucks on a roaster like my I roast.  I 
told him, hey mike, you don't have to go that route, an old thrift store 
popcorn popper will do just fine for you as well.   We end up going over 
to his place, I bring a few pounds of greens I have laying around the 
house.  (ok you caught me, I have a few 100 pounds laying around the 
house but anyways....)  Long story cut short... one of the poppery 
machines I was recently shipped by another home roaster, I gave one to 
him, and let him do a few batches in it to get the hang of it.    He's 
hooked now big time. 
I get a call the next morning, hey Aaron, i roasted all 4 pounds of 
beans you brought over, this is FUN....  I had to caution him that you 
don't want that much coffee sitting around, roast for a week or a few 
days or whatever, but don't keep a ton sitting there roasted,... roasted 
coffee does go stale, greens... takes a lot lot longer to do such.  He 
then tells me, Im going to get some beans from that Sweet Marias site 
you told me about and is on the label on the bags.  I told him good 
beans you won't find a better quality merchant out there.
Next thing I know he's telling me he has an order for like 30 pounds of 
beans he wants to try, and is asking me about many of the recent ones.  
I had to tell him, I don't know because I havent tried them myself yet.  
He says, well Ill give you half of them then........Is this a win / win 
situation here or what?  Only downside that I can think of here is that, 
now I am going to have to find another way or another person to help me 
with my stash reduction....  Somehow though, I can see him ending up 
with $1000's of coffee equipment like we all have after a year or so of, 
'it's just a hobby'... hah.. yah right.....
Aaron

14) From: Sheila Quinn
Yep, this guy will be spending thousands on coffee equipment in no time. 
He sounds just as OCD as the rest of us here! :)
Sheila
Aaron wrote:
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