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Date: 09 May 2007 09:48:26
From: daveb
Subject: Random thoughts on the SCAA show.
-- Volunteer! -- some hard work but get the benefits of the class of your
choice and without the expense. my second year and I learned a great deal
from some of the gurus in the business.

I would recommend volunterring at SCAA most highly.

-- A pretty BIG show, hundreds of exhibitors, some of no interest to AC
folks, others of great interest. --Well organized -- kudos to the assn!

-- the bar at the "Renaissance" hotel SUCKED.

-- Saw Barry, rg, Mark Prince, Chris, the Espro guys (brilliant minds)

-- Once again -- COFFEE was NOT available from any source other than
Starbucks until the show floor opened, or unless you were in the espresso
classes.

--
Dave
www.hitechespresso.com
877 286 2833






 
Date: 14 May 2007 19:49:39
From: CoffeeKid
Subject: Re: Random thoughts on the SCAA show.
On May 9, 3:04 pm, "Coffee for Connoisseurs"
<alanf...@coffeeco.com.au > wrote:
> > -- Once again -- COFFEE was NOT available from any source other than
> > Starbucks until the show floor opened, or unless you were in the espresso
> > classes.
>
> You can tell the people who don't get out of bed for the early seminars.
> Airpots of coffee are always available outside the seminar rooms until about
> 8.45 a.m. There was a particularly nice Harrar on Saturday morning, but the
> Boyds Fair Trade offering on Sunday tasted only of charcoal.

Yeah, agreed it was up and down. The best morning coffee had to be
Miguel's from Paradise Roasters, on Saturday morning, I believe.

Hey Alan - it was awesome to see you again! I am sorry I so delayed
you on our walkaround.

Mark



 
Date: 10 May 2007 14:33:42
From: Dave b
Subject: Re: Random thoughts on the SCAA show.


Damn! I meant to say ESPRESSO!

Sorry.
db



 
Date: 09 May 2007 10:59:29
From: theotherjo@gmail.com
Subject: Re: Random thoughts on the SCAA show.
On May 9, 6:48 am, "daveb" <davebobbl...@gmail.com > wrote:
> -- Volunteer! -- some hard work but get the benefits of the class of your
> choice and without the expense. my second year and I learned a great deal
> from some of the gurus in the business.
>
> I would recommend volunterring at SCAA most highly.
>
> -- A pretty BIG show, hundreds of exhibitors, some of no interest to AC
> folks, others of great interest. --Well organized -- kudos to the assn!
>
> -- the bar at the "Renaissance" hotel SUCKED.
>
> -- Saw Barry, rg, Mark Prince, Chris, the Espro guys (brilliant minds)
>
> -- Once again -- COFFEE was NOT available from any source other than
> Starbucks until the show floor opened, or unless you were in the espresso
> classes.
>
> --
> Davewww.hitechespresso.com
> 877 286 2833

Dave,
This was my first scaa show. We are new members and a new roaster
startup. All I can say is WOW. Showed up and signed up on Friday so we
missed some workshops and classes we wanted. I found out late about
the dates from Dan at World Cup Coffee and Tea in Portland Oregon. We
took in as many lectures and classes we could. Couldn't get the
roasting classes but my partner is headed back to Vermont for training
soon so no worries there. Can not even express how much fun we had.
Can't wait till next year. Volunteering sounds like a ton of fun too.
Coffee people are the best. Sure you have some attitudes out there but
where don't you.
I had classes with farmers from all over the world. Farmers, little
roasters, big roasters, individuals on the business side. Folks from
all over the world. This business is really about the people not the
black gold. Don't hear me wrong I want the gold too but more than that
I love networking and making the human connections. I want to thank
all the folks here at ac who have helped educate me to the point I
find myself at now. I look forward to following more threads and
meeting more of you.
Ohh, on the coffee before the event. I hope the Coffee Gods forgive
me, I drank motel colored water in the mornings till the show opened
and the real "black gold" came available. I know *$'s taste and
business model. Don't need to do that anymore, in fact no more
flavored latte's here either. I've been to the mountain. <];^)
Joseph




  
Date: 09 May 2007 22:04:42
From: Coffee for Connoisseurs
Subject: Re: Random thoughts on the SCAA show.
> -- Once again -- COFFEE was NOT available from any source other than
> Starbucks until the show floor opened, or unless you were in the espresso
> classes.

You can tell the people who don't get out of bed for the early seminars.
Airpots of coffee are always available outside the seminar rooms until about
8.45 a.m. There was a particularly nice Harrar on Saturday morning, but the
Boyds Fair Trade offering on Sunday tasted only of charcoal.


--
Alan

alanfrew@coffeeco.com.au
www.coffeeco.com.au




   
Date: 10 May 2007 17:18:00
From: Jeffrey Pawlan
Subject: Re: Random thoughts on the SCAA show.
Coffee for Connoisseurs wrote:
>>-- Once again -- COFFEE was NOT available from any source other than
>>Starbucks until the show floor opened, or unless you were in the espresso
>>classes.



My wife and I donated to the Rainforest Alliance and attended the
breakfast on Saturday morning. They served real french presses on each
table and the coffee was a Columbian that was jury scored at >87 pts.
It was amazing and this is from someone (me) who does not usually drink
brewed coffee.

Regards,

Jeffrey and Monica Pawlan