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Topic: ABC brand coffee (8 msgs / 175 lines)
1) From: AlChemist John
I can't recall the acronym some else used for brewing with our left over 
grounds for a fund raiser (ABBA sticks in my mind) but ABC is "Already 
Brewed Coffee" and what a story.
For the last couple of weeks I have been putting my grounds on a plate in 
the sun to dry.  With them dry, they pack very nice into jars for 
compost.  Well, our former roommate saw it, asked about it and I told him 
what it was for. "for compost, drying so it does not mold and 
smell".  Well, the next day I was requested to roast (burn :-( )  him some 
coffee.  I said sure, pulling down some of the free bland Mexican I had, 
and taking it to 575 in about 10 minutes.  ( I should say, he says he 
likes/prefers the "dark stuff" and can't taste his way out of a paper 
sack).  Anyway, all roasted, I told him it was on the stove to take when he 
left.  The next day I noticed at two separate instances that my grounds 
were gone and his beans were still on the stove.   "Penny, why didn't Robyn 
take the coffee he wanted?" a distracted "I don't know, I think he 
did".  Need I go on...? "Penny, did you move my composting 
grounds...?"  light bulb comes on, I almost hit the floor laughing, my 
first ABC brand coffee customer.
She checked with him, and yes he took the grounds ("really, those weren't 
mine" :-O) since he couldn't remember what I said about which coffee was 
his.  The ground "coffee" was easier (like he ever saw ground coffee 
here).  Here I am battling whether to tell him the truth about the coffee 
so I ask Penny to find out (she is on the phone with him) what he 
thought.  She knows immediately what happened and asks. "Ok, it's was 
coffee".  I couldn't quite come clean with him but did say he was welcome 
to keep it but I did not expect it too be really good coffee as it was a 
test blend (of compost left unsaid) I was experimenting with and that he 
should pick up the beans when he was by again.
My first inadvertent "customer".  He is on a tight budget, I wonder if this 
could work...no, bad john, bad john no, well....no...well....
John Nanci 
AlChemist at large
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2) From: jim gundlach
On Monday, July 28, 2003, at 08:12  AM, AlChemist John wrote:
    Now that is funny.
         Jim Gundlach

3) From: Ben Treichel
John, I'm dying here! :-D  :-D  :-D  I havn't laughed this hard in a month!
I wan't a cupping report!
Remember, this was a CSA fund raiser, so all funds should be sent ti the 
treasurer (me ;-) )
Also, should the moinies raised be used for the next pnwg, or a statute 
of Tom & Maria?
AlChemist John wrote:

4) From: Dan Bollinger
ROFLMAO!   How funny!  The heck with making compost. I'm selling all my
spent pucks to Folgers!

5) From: The Scarlet Wombat
John, you are a genius, my hat's off to you...the fact that I don't wear 
one is irrelevant.
Hell, our coffee is so good, our grounds are better than the canned compost 
already in the supermarkets.  But, the name's gotta change, how about 
"Experienced Coffee." [grin]

6) From: Ben Treichel
The Scarlet Wombat wrote:
Just market it as 'naturally decaafinated' ;-)

7) From: HeatGunRoast
--- Ben Treichel  wrote:
 But, the name's gotta change, 
I have to vote for the previously mention, "Spent Pucks"
-----though taking a marketing hint from used car dealers, how about "Previously
Owned Coffees"? (the acronym, of course, P O Cs, extended to "POCs Pucks," leading
to the advertising slogan sure to appeal to the incorrigably literate, "A POCs on
[All] Your Houses."
Whew, I'm exhausted.  
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8) From: miKe mcKoffee

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