[Homeroast] Is it just me?

Jim Gundlach pecanjim at bellsouth.net
Fri Mar 5 09:31:51 CST 2010

No, it is not just you.  There are two roots to this problem.  The  
first is that we are talking about a continuous variable by using an  
ordinal scale, it is like talking about height using the categories  
short, medium, and tall without having exact measurements and tools to  
make the measurements for the categories.  The best we have, in my  
opinion, are SweetMaria's pictures but our computer monitors even show  
them somewhat differently.  The second problem is that the speed and  
way of roasting can produce varying degrees of difference between the  
unground and ground beans colors.  A very fast roast can produce less  
roasted middles of the beans than a slower roast and it will produce  
more difference between the colors of the whole and ground beans.  The  
result is that we have less than perfect communication when we are  
writing about roasted bean colors.
    pecan jim
On Mar 5, 2010, at 8:43 AM, Jim Graf wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 8:34 PM, miKe mcKoffee <mcKona at comcast.net>  
> wrote:
>> Back to the question: Why not --FC?
>> Because a double negative equals a positive and would therefore be  
>> +FC. And
>> of course FC+ could also be called LV, which though a City is a far  
>> cry
>> from
>> City whether plus or minus. FWIWAIAM used LFC for many years rather  
>> than
>> City++. Continuing: though a double negative equals a positive, a  
>> double
>> positive equals a positive, but I'm positive since it's redundant  
>> though
>> double it's in essence really only single and hence City++ is in it's
>> singularity reduced to equal City+. Which is to say City+ may be  
>> roasted a
>> wee tad lighter than City++, yet City++ equals City+, logically  
>> speaking,
>> and neither equals --FC because that equals +FC which equals FC+  
>> which
>> equal
>> LV but does not equal LFC which is also a far cry from City but  
>> closer than
>> LV. Unless you're reading this in LV which means it can't be far  
>> because
>> you're there, but that's another conundrum to be tackled at a later  
>> date.
> My 7yo daughter talks like this when she has had too much sugar.
> :)
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