tommylb2 Senior Member Joined: 13 Jul 2006 Posts: 4 Location: Elk Grove, Ca. USA Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Thu Jul 13, 2006, 7:10pm Subject: Re: Newbie or Not Newbie: That is the Question, Newbie Revelations
Reading this artical was my first taste and now I am hook.It was a fun and very entertaining read.I am now a proud member of the CoffeeGeek website.I have tried to inform and educate others about coffee. It is to be enjoyed and not to be just used as something to wake you up in the morning.I have tried to tell them that coffee is much like a very fine wine with many tastes,aromas and nuances.Coffee comes in more than one favor. That light roast has more caffeine than dark roast because the coffee beans are roasted longer in a dark roast and French Roast is not where it is grown ,but how it is roasted.I do not try much anymore, it is their own sad loss. Yes I love coffee , and if Karl is a newbie, I would have liked to tagged along with him.He in all honesty could not be considered as such. At the very least, he is not the one of those poor, poor souls that are out there thinking that coffee is something you buy at Mc Donald's. Enjoy Your coffee ladies and gents! I am looking forward to learning more about the wonderful coffee bean and how to enjoy it.
P.S. I thought I could smell the coffee beans as I read this.
TNichols Senior Member Joined: 15 Dec 2005 Posts: 20 Location: Birmingham, Al Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: Quickmill Andreja Premium Grinder: Rancilio Rocky Roaster: Hot Top
Posted Sun Jul 23, 2006, 8:35pm Subject: Re: Newbie or Not Newbie: That is the Question, Newbie Revelations
Loved your story. I tried to write a review about my Quick Mill Andreja and found it harder than it looks, even after reading many other reviews. I found your title interesting because I have often wondered just how much knowledge you had to have to graduate out of the "newbie" state.
I've read some forums and come to the conclusion that I know nothing about coffee. Then I'll read an article by someone who professes to be an expert and I disagree with his opinions. However, there is one common bond amoung us all -- the love of a good cup of java. (Even if we don't all agree on exactly what makes that cup so good)
crstrode Senior Member Joined: 1 Dec 2006 Posts: 12 Location: SE Washington State Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Fri Dec 1, 2006, 9:59pm Subject: Re: Newbie or Not Newbie: That is the Question, Newbie Revelations
I am the newest of newbies - at least here at CG.
This story is a great one, that sounds as if I was the author . . . asuming of course that I actually had a whit of writing talent. As a control systems engineer myself, the first things that came to mind is "what can be so difficult about designing a decent proportional controller for a coffee cooker"?!
I think I'll make one and become a millionaire. Wish me luck.
This being the very first CG article that I have consumed, my rating of an 8 may not be accurate. All of the remaining stories and articles yet to come had better measure up, or I'll revise my vote to 10.0.
xtophr Senior Member Joined: 27 Feb 2005 Posts: 5 Location: Anchorage, AK Expertise: I live coffee
Posted Sat Jan 12, 2008, 5:38pm Subject: Re: Newbie or Not Newbie: That is the Question, Newbie Revelations
I have read the great article by Karl and thoroughly enjoyed it. His intrest in the technical aspects of coffee-geekdom mirror my own and made the read especially enjoyable.
I have pondered the whole "Newby thing" and when one might actually be considered a "Coffee Pro", but I have concluded that, like all other intrests, one can never stop learning about their subject. Ceasing to learn is probably tantamount to loosing intrest. I'm always amazed at the numerous occasions that I strike up a conversation with a so-called barista at a coffeehouse or hut about the craft, they seem to know less than I do about it. They then usually ask for which roaster or espresso equipment service bureau I work for! I still consider myself a noob, but this made me consider that one's level can probably be ascertained by gauging from other coffee enthusiasts the exchange of ideas, etc.
But I gotta ask: What exactly were the mods for the "pimped-out" LaMarzocco blue l.e.d. install? Was the picture in the article of the Linea the said machine? I think that I see reflections of blue light in the groups, but I'm not sure...
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