[Homeroast] New York Times article on adding water to wineandcoffee

Joseph Robertson theotherjo at gmail.com
Sun Aug 8 01:42:11 CDT 2010


RayO,
Another wonderful story. My father served under Patton's Third army in ww2
so I can relate to many of your references regarding technology durning the
ww2.
Thank you for your analogy's to coffee quality.
Joe

On Sat, Aug 7, 2010 at 10:07 PM, <raymanowen at gmail.com> wrote:

> One more thing-
>
> <..."satisfactory" coffee. Most definitely preferable to "unsatisfactory"
> coffee.>
> ["satisfactory" as in For Four Bucks It'll Do? or "satisfactory," I'll pay
> for it?]
>
> If coffee were served and paid On Approval, with the stipulation that any
> cup be rejected or approved with a completed rating survey- one per
> evening.
> That Cup or Shot is refunded when you turn in the survey at the end of the
> visit if the comments are specific, whether negative or positive.
>
> The inevitable habitual whiners have to correctly assess the Dreck cup
> faults to get the free cup or shot. Consider hiring the ones that are
> consistently correct.
>
> My point with Titanic was that even the state-of-the-art ship of the day
> with the most thoroughly vetted, experienced and respected Captain [not] at
> the wheel, was doomed by a series of events. Captain Smith's credentials
> were such that he should have seen things accumulating against his ship.
>
> Foresight on just one of the problems might have broken the cascade and
> prevented the disaster, although the missing binoculars for the Crow's Nest
> might not have helped in the available darkness. Imagine the radio
> operators
> of the most powerful receiver and transmitter afloat favoring commercial
> traffic over weather and iceberg warnings?
>
> Smith let his crew do things that cascaded the disaster, and was asleep
> during passage through a known ice field. They diverted south, but not
> quite
> far enough so they wouldn't lose record time getting to New York.
>
> <OTOH some choose goals of excellence which includes exploring boudaries
> and
> variations.>
>
> E.J. is on my "No Sail List" because of his misteaks. Misteaks contribute
> to
> the mathematical variation that W. Edwards Deming taught Japanese
> manufacturers to use to rein in quality control issues after UUW2.
>
> The Japanese, starting from nearly Zero, listened and learned. Big American
> [auto] manufacturers wouldn't give him the time of day. It shouldn't have,
> but our stuff went pretty flaky. It's pretty hard to learn when You Already
> Know.
>
> American women, who might not have known anything about manufacturing,
> acquitted themselves pretty well building the Rolls-Royce super charged
> V-12
> Merlin engines for P51 Mustang aircraft. The Meteor was the same engine for
> tanks, without the blowers.
>
> When you have a dog in the race, things begin to happen. Even the Master
> Race had no chance against American women in a Packard factory in Detroit.
>
> Cheers, Mabuhay, Lloniannau -RayO, aka Opa!
> Got Grinder?
>
>
>
>
>
>
> On Sat, Aug 7, 2010 at 8:18 AM, miKe mcKoffee <mcKona at comcast.net> wrote:
>
> > Nothing inherently wrong with a goal of "satisfactory" coffee. Most
> > definitely preferable to "unsatisfactory" coffee.
> >
> > OTOH some choose goals of excellence which includes exploring boudaries
> and
> > variations.
> >
> > Slave to the Bean  miKe mcKoffee
> > www.NorwestCoffee.com
> > URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:
> > http://www.mckoffee.com/
> >
> > Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I
> must
> > first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal
> enlightenment
> > found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone
> > before.
> >
> > Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archives
> > http://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/
> >
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> > > [mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On
> > > Behalf Of raymanowen at gmail.com
> > > Sent: Saturday, August 07, 2010 2:06 AM
> > > To: A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules
> >
> > > Whatever you do and however you do it, if the results are
> > > satisfactory,
> > > Don't Change A Thing.
> >
> >
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