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#39595 - 08/28/01 01:21 PM Re: ambiguity  
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Dear Faldage: That's what you get for being such a snob that you insist on going to the Coffee Institute bar

http://www.coffeeresearch.org/defaultflash.htm


#39596 - 08/28/01 01:50 PM Re: ambiguity  
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Coffee Institute bar

Wull, sometimes I want something a little better than 8 O'clockŪ coffee.


#39597 - 08/28/01 03:05 PM Re: ambiguity  
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8 O'clock coffee? I'll have Consuelo wash your mouth out for uttering such an obscenity!


#39598 - 08/28/01 03:26 PM Re: ambiguity  
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8 O'clock coffee? I'll have Consuelo wash your mouth out for uttering such an obscenity!

I'll meet you at the Coffee Institute bar.


#39599 - 08/28/01 04:09 PM Re: ambiguity  
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Dear Faldage: Did you read their specifications for espresso? The Institute must hire only pharmacists licensed prior to WWII, when pharmacists had to be capable of compounding prescriptions from such starting materials as leaves of aloes, gathered in the full of the moon, by virgins only.


#39600 - 08/28/01 04:17 PM Continuing the civilized discourse  
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their specifications for espresso

These people take their coffee seriously, Dr. Bill.


#39601 - 08/28/01 05:20 PM Re: Continuing the civilized discourse  
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I take my coffee seriously, but not that seriously. Over three screens full of specifications just for the preliminaries. Just as there are wine snobs, there are coffee snobs I got a chuckle out of a story on the Internet about a year ago, about a crook who labelled some cheap Brazilian junk "Kona" and sold 24 million dollars worth of the stuff. Not a word was said to indicate the snobs knew the difference. Incidentally, in Roughing It, Mark Twain mentions Kona coffee in his chapter on his visit to Hawaii. I also saw a thing on Internet about the Kona people now using satellite photographs to tell them the optimum time for harvesting the crop.


#39602 - 08/28/01 05:56 PM Re: Continuing the civilized discourse  
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I just want to say that a Netscape crash and a timely email from AnnaS (who is madly in love with her new job) saved y'all from what would have been a definite turn for the worse in this thread. She is slowly civilizing me. Be patient.


#39603 - 08/28/01 06:34 PM Re: Continuing the civilized discourse  
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In a turn of the previous century phrase, you have the advantage of me, Sir.


#39604 - 08/28/01 06:39 PM Re: Continuing the civilized discourse  
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In a turn of my own phrase, it's better left unsaid, my dear Dr. Bill.


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