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Date: 29 Nov 2006 04:13:59
From: CrackAddict
Subject: Daily Mail (UK) article on "coffee snobs" and a quote from the biggest
Not sure if anyone caught the UK Daily Mail's story on "coffee snobs".
They are on to the boom in semipro home machines (now everyone will
know).It quotes one "self styled Roast Master" Steven Macatonia of
Union Roasters (www.unionroasters.com) of London in the following
paragraph:

"Some coffee geeks even advocate buying raw "green" coffee beans and
roasting them at home to ensure freshness - level of obsession sneered
at by "Roast Master" Steven Macatonia. 'I will not supply the green
beans I buy to anyone,' he says.

'If I've selected a Guatemala Santa Ana la Huerta, that's because I
know exactly how the beans should be roasted and I know how the beans
will change during roasting. I have the experience of what that coffee
should taste like and people at home simply cannot develop those fine
nuances. I'm very controlling.'

I am humbled and cast myself at the feet of the Master.





 
Date: 30 Nov 2006 09:58:03
From:
Subject: Re: Daily Mail (UK) article on "coffee snobs" and a quote from the biggest
I haven't read the article, but I did go to the website. Here is my 2
cents worth.

As inexperienced and non-professional as I am...I have been roasting my
own coffee for a mere 6 years now...I'd rather have my freshly
home-roasted beans, lovingly roasted and blended based on notes I have
taken meticulously over those six years, than any coffee I have been
able to buy already roasted, anywhere. I find that even my "less than
perfect" espresso blends are better than most I can purchase.

Anyway, by the time his coffee got to me in SC it would be too stale to
use.

My wife, and most important critic, says I have spoiled her to the
point she craves a cup of coffee in the morning and cannot tolerate any
coffee other than mine. Besides enjoying the taste when I drink it,
what more can I ask of a cup of coffee?

My Italian sister-in-law compares my espresso with what she remembers
growing up in Italy.

Guess I won't be buying from him either.



  
Date: 03 Dec 2006 00:43:30
From: Bertie Doe
Subject: Re: Daily Mail (UK) article on "coffee snobs" and a quote from the biggest

<caplover@gmail.com > wrote in message
>I haven't read the article, but I did go to the website. Here is my 2
> cents worth.
There's a copy of the article here http://jimseven.com/?p=300

Bertie




   
Date: 04 Dec 2006 09:43:25
From: Stuart Hudson
Subject: Re: Daily Mail (UK) article on "coffee snobs" and a quote from the
Bertie Doe wrote:
> <caplover@gmail.com> wrote in message
>> I haven't read the article, but I did go to the website. Here is my 2
>> cents worth.
> There's a copy of the article here http://jimseven.com/?p=300
>
> Bertie
>
>
Thank you for the link as it has led me to discover the blog

Stuart Hudson


 
Date: 29 Nov 2006 07:10:30
From: Dave2012
Subject: Re: Daily Mail (UK) article on "coffee snobs" and a quote from the biggest
Yeah I saw that too....

"I have the experience of what that coffee
should taste like and people at home simply cannot develop those fine
nuances. I'm very controlling"

Where did he get his nuances from then? Is he really saying he didn't
start at the beginning? Perhaps he's a superior species and was born
with the ability to perfectly roast coffee in-built, allowing him to
promote himself to the position of 'Master Roaster.'

Or perhaps I won't be buying my coffee from him

DC



 
Date: 29 Nov 2006 06:51:07
From: PhilB
Subject: Re: Daily Mail (UK) article on "coffee snobs" and a quote from the biggest
On Nov 29, 12:13 pm, "CrackAddict" <smp...@gmail.com > wrote:
> Not sure if anyone caught the UK Daily Mail's story on "coffee snobs".
> They are on to the boom in semipro home machines (now everyone will
> know).


I saw that article - couldn't really see what the point was. It wasn't
exhorting people to seek out better coffee, nor really criticising
people who do want to pay lots for expensive machines to get the best
results they can. (i.e. us :-) )

Sounded more like someone had heard at a dinner party how much their
host had paid for a machine and decided to write an article about it.

P