[Homeroast] SM on The Splendid Table today

Peter Louton peter at midwestbicycleworks.com
Mon Jul 26 18:39:12 CDT 2010

Well, my mom heard him yesterday and liked the segment and thought he was amazingly down to earth and knowledgeable.  Plus, if we get people to appreciate good coffee, then it should carry over to the greenside as well.  At least that is what I have noticed when give friends and coworkers some freshly roasted beans.


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On Jul 26, 2010 19:23, John A C Despres <johndespres at gmail.com> wrote: 

I have to disagree with Greg. Lynne is a superb host of a wonderful show and

in my mind demonstrated no clueless-ness about anything. She's a very

curious person and always willing to learn. Perhaps it's true she was at

some point unaware of the processes of certain brewed coffees, IE a moka

pot, but after listening again, I find her question on Tom's take on a moka

pot demonstrates her interest in his opinion, but demonstrates no ignorance

at all.

Why shouldn't she discuss brewing? It's the one thing almost every single

coffee drinker has in common. Improving brew technique, regardless of bean

source improves freshness. I suppose a case could be made for choosing ones

grinder; maybe that should have been what the interview was about, but not

everyone grinds their coffee. No, brewing is the common denominator. Baby


All in all, The Splendid Table is a splendid show.



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