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Date: 23 Oct 2006 10:40:18
From:
Subject: Ukers: All About Coffee
I came upon a downloadable pdf (847pp, 70MB) copy of William Ukers
1935 classic "All About Coffee, 2nd Ed." recently. I have no idea
where it came from or who did the original scan, but I thought some
here might find it interesting to have a copy. It's posted to:
http://www.sendspace.com/file/juy5mf











 
Date: 29 Oct 2006 20:16:17
From: Heat + Beans
Subject: Re: Ukers: All About Coffee
FYI, the recently (a few years) published facsimile edition is $96.
It's aesthetically pleasing, arcane, funky, and informative. IMO,
it's like a wonderful old cookbook that one would never read from cover
to cover, but if it sat well on a counter or a visible and convenient
bookself (one might even suggest a "coffee table"), you'd read pieces
here and there over the years. Personally, this is not the sort of
text I enjoy sitting in front of a monitor to read. Even less, would
I want to download, print, organize, access, or have it anywhere in my
line of vision. Just where are you going to store this ream of
home-bound paper? I know that this is in the category of
"let-me-tell-you-how-to-spend-your-money," but anyone who is actually
going to read this tome, deserves, at least, to have it look and feel
good. I got mine from Sweetia's.
tin


Rogue wrote:
> I came upon a downloadable pdf (847pp, 70MB) copy of William Ukers
> 1935 classic "All About Coffee, 2nd Ed." recently. I have no idea
> where it came from or who did the original scan, but I thought some
> here might find it interesting to have a copy. It's posted to:
> http://www.sendspace.com/file/juy5mf



  
Date: 30 Oct 2006 14:33:24
From: jim schulman
Subject: Re: Ukers: All About Coffee
On 29 Oct 2006 20:16:17 -0800, "Heat + Beans" <heatgunroast@gmail.com >
wrote:

>FYI, the recently (a few years) published facsimile edition is $96.
>It's aesthetically pleasing, arcane, funky, and informative. IMO,
>it's like a wonderful old cookbook that one would never read from cover
>to cover, but if it sat well on a counter or a visible and convenient
>bookself (one might even suggest a "coffee table"), you'd read pieces
>here and there over the years. Personally, this is not the sort of
>text I enjoy sitting in front of a monitor to read. Even less, would
>I want to download, print, organize, access, or have it anywhere in my
>line of vision. Just where are you going to store this ream of
>home-bound paper? I know that this is in the category of
>"let-me-tell-you-how-to-spend-your-money," but anyone who is actually
>going to read this tome, deserves, at least, to have it look and feel
>good. I got mine from Sweetia's.

The download is a photostat of this foprmatted for an acrobat reader;
there's no need to print it out..

I have no doubt that the feel of the original is much better; and
Ukers' voice would probably seem a bit less self-satisfied in a heavy
tome than on magnetic eddies in a disc. Nevertheless, it works for
well for those unwilling to spend the bucks.


 
Date: 24 Oct 2006 13:45:14
From: Steve Ackman
Subject: Re: Ukers: All About Coffee
In <t1vpj2tf8n3dc84640nqsp5e50dk18qdc0@4ax.com >, on Mon, 23 Oct 2006
10:40:18 -0700, man_without_a_face wrote:

<with X-No-Archive, so his post will disappear shortly >

> I came upon a downloadable pdf (847pp, 70MB) copy of William Ukers
> 1935 classic "All About Coffee, 2nd Ed." recently.

Yes, it's been floating around for quite some time.

Here's a link unobscured by nonsensical directory
heirarchies as well as being functional without the
use of javascript.

http://twoloonscoffee.com/download/all_about_coffee.pdf


  
Date: 24 Oct 2006 16:30:06
From: jim schulman
Subject: Re: Ukers: All About Coffee
On Tue, 24 Oct 2006 13:45:14 -0400, Steve Ackman
<steve@SNIP-THIS.twoloonscoffee.com > wrote:

> Here's a link unobscured by nonsensical directory
>heirarchies as well as being functional without the
>use of javascript.
>
>http://twoloonscoffee.com/download/all_about_coffee.pdf

Thanks for hosting it :-)


   
Date: 26 Oct 2006 12:01:26
From: Steve Ackman
Subject: Re: Ukers: All About Coffee
In <2e1tj2hcf4rfq8nn19aah6gsp5htkmu9b1@4ax.com >, on Tue, 24 Oct 2006
16:30:06 -0500, jim schulman wrote:
> On Tue, 24 Oct 2006 13:45:14 -0400, Steve Ackman
><steve@SNIP-THIS.twoloonscoffee.com> wrote:
>
>>http://twoloonscoffee.com/download/all_about_coffee.pdf
>
> Thanks for hosting it :-)

Hey, compared to 15 years ago, I've got virtually
unlimited storage and bandwidth. I'll host just about
anything. ;-)


    
Date: 26 Oct 2006 12:38:05
From: jim schulman
Subject: Re: Ukers: All About Coffee
On Thu, 26 Oct 2006 12:01:26 -0400, Steve Ackman
<steve@SNIP-THIS.twoloonscoffee.com > wrote:

>In <2e1tj2hcf4rfq8nn19aah6gsp5htkmu9b1@4ax.com>, on Tue, 24 Oct 2006
>16:30:06 -0500, jim schulman wrote:
>> On Tue, 24 Oct 2006 13:45:14 -0400, Steve Ackman
>><steve@SNIP-THIS.twoloonscoffee.com> wrote:
>>
>>>http://twoloonscoffee.com/download/all_about_coffee.pdf
>>
>> Thanks for hosting it :-)
>
> Hey, compared to 15 years ago, I've got virtually
>unlimited storage and bandwidth. I'll host just about
>anything. ;-)

The version I downloiaded a few years back was about 60 megs
(basically a facsimile with a gif per pair of pages wrapped inside a
PDF file); I think that could still take a chunk out of your bandwidth
budget if a lot of people want a copy.


     
Date: 29 Oct 2006 18:38:32
From: Steve Ackman
Subject: Re: Ukers: All About Coffee
In <les1k2l6l38h6pptgjh89naeu05r96a8tk@4ax.com >, on Thu, 26 Oct 2006
12:38:05 -0500, jim schulman wrote:
> On Thu, 26 Oct 2006 12:01:26 -0400, Steve Ackman
><steve@SNIP-THIS.twoloonscoffee.com> wrote:

>> Hey, compared to 15 years ago, I've got virtually
>>unlimited storage and bandwidth. I'll host just about
>>anything. ;-)
>
> The version I downloiaded a few years back was about 60 megs
> (basically a facsimile with a gif per pair of pages wrapped inside a
> PDF file); I think that could still take a chunk out of your bandwidth
> budget if a lot of people want a copy.

1000 downloads per day would be no problem.


 
Date: 23 Oct 2006 11:36:49
From: daveb
Subject: Re: Ukers: All About Coffee
got it! thanx Roque.

dave

www.htiechespresso.com

Rogue wrote:
> I came upon a downloadable pdf (847pp, 70MB) copy of William Ukers
> 1935 classic "All About Coffee, 2nd Ed." recently. I have no idea
> where it came from or who did the original scan, but I thought some
> here might find it interesting to have a copy. It's posted to:
> http://www.sendspace.com/file/juy5mf