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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2012, 9:57am
Subject: Re: Dealing with the coffee haters around me.
 

Haters gonna hate. As Dr. Seuss said (and I paraphrase), "Do what you want, because those who matter don't mind, and those who mind don't matter."

Enjoy your pleasures as you find them. Don't let others tell you what you should like.
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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2012, 1:05pm
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I'm not sure if that was intentionally meant to sound condescending (which I really don't mind if it was, I'm not telling you how to post nor am I one to get offended easily) but thanks. Anyway, it's not even as much of a setup as it is just finding a place to put everything, so it's horribly messy. If I ever end up getting the Strega I'll make that area into something actually worth posting a picture of.
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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2012, 1:10pm
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sounded complimentary and encouraging to me.
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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2012, 1:14pm
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Coffeenoobie Said:

Oh, by the way, nice set up.  It looks really pro.  You gonna be the next barista champ?

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This is what I was referring to. I donno maybe I was still sleepy because I'm a lazy teenager who gets up at 2:00. :P
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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2012, 1:17pm
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Coffeenoobie Said:

Oh, by the way, nice set up.  It looks really pro.  You gonna be the next barista champ?

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frank828 Said:

sounded complimentary and encouraging to me.

Posted April 1, 2012 link

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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2012, 1:28pm
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Alright. I'm truly sorry if that was offensive to either you or her.
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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2012, 1:31pm
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not many 16 year olds find something they're passionately enthusiastic about.  there is definite potential in the industry and you have a leg up on most people at your age if you were considering something in the field as a career.
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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2012, 1:44pm
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I would love to do something in coffee, but I'm torn between this and getting a career in medicine as a radiation oncologist or a neuropharmacologist. Pretty much on opposite ends of the spectrum, I know. The good thing is that I have awhile to decide. I'll probably end up working as a barista for at least a decent amount of time, though.
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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2012, 2:41pm
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I remembered your post/photo because you impressed me. I am sorry you misunderstood my post, I was totally meaning to complement you. I admire anyone, that focused at any age, even more so your age. It does look pro, and you do have a leg up if you wanted to be a barista star.  You can work in coffee while you go to school, some of the best coffee places are by colleges everywhere in the US at least and probably the world.  I was really asking, in around about way, if you wanted to be in the coffee biz.  And I would love to say I knew you when...

And everyone starts somewhere, you have a real espresso machine, you should be proud.  A big price tag doesn't make the painting any better just people's perception of the painting.  Mine is covered in ugly scratched black plastic so is not very photogenic.  But I don't mind, the insides are good and the espresso is good and that matters more to me than the shine.  Good insides trumps shiny outsides in the long run every time. :)

Ask older people about their first car, it was probably not the most expensive car they ever owned, but it is often the one they remember most fondly. (and often miss the most)

Back to the OP, I am impressed with you as well.  It is hard to swim upstream, but follow your bliss.

 
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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2012, 2:44pm
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And my husband did not find citric acid very funny, I about busted a gut.

 
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