Greg Hammond greg.hammond at mac.com
Sun Apr 10 17:21:23 CDT 2011


On Apr 10, 2011, at 15:06, miKe mcKoffee <mcKona at comcast.net> wrote:

> Kurmudgeon(tm) mode on:
> No offense, but I found it somewhat offensive. Don't get me wrong, I think I
> understand the sentiment. And not offensive from a religious or spiritual
> perspective. But rather from the focus being on caffeine and the buzz and
> additives.
> Maybe it's because of my maybe different and maybe strange coffee Journey,
> not even starting to drink coffee until 1984 at the age of 30 after tasting
> fresh roast, fresh ground, fresh brewed coffee for the first time. Coffee
> has always been about taste, not the buzz. The taste of unadulterated
> coffee. To be sure I appreciate and am adept in the art of preparing all
> kinds of coffee beverages, custom blend our chocolate sauce etc., but for me
> personally primarily it's about the essence of the bean in it's purity, no
> additives thank you very much.
> In fact I often wish coffee didn't have as much buzz so I could drink and
> taste it's wonders more. While I'm surrounded by coffee from a ton of greens
> to roasting hundreds of pounds a week to countless brewing methods routinely
> 7 days a week I'll only drink 2 to 4 cups at the most a day, and that's
> working 70 to 90 hour weeks, seriously.
> Coffee is Culinary, much more than a caffeine delivery system.
> Caffeine is Not my shepherd, great tasting pure unadulterated coffee is.
> Slave to the Bean  miKe mcKoffee
> www.CompassCoffeeRoasting.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.
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com 
>> [mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On 
>> Behalf Of Scott Miller
>> Sent: Saturday, April 09, 2011 2:47 AM
>> To: SM Coffee
>> Subject: [Homeroast] COFFEE DRINKER'S PRAYER
>> Caffeine is my shepherd; I shall not doze.
>> It maketh me to wake in green pastures
>> It leadeth me beyond the sleeping masses.
>> It restoreth my buzz
>> It leadeth me in the paths of consciousness for its name's sake.
>> Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of addiction,
>> I will fear no Equal For thou art with me;
>> Thy cream and thy sugar they comfort me.
>> Thou preparest a carafe before me in the presence of SweetMaria's
>> Thou anointest my day with pep;
>> My mug runneth over.
>> Surely richness and taste shall follow me all the days of my life
>> And I will dwell in the House of Mocha forever.
>> cheers,
>> Scott
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