Well, if you didn’t already figure it out. I have to C O N C E N T R A T E on some things that makes it so that I can’t be focused as I would prefer on the “Bean Chaser Blog.”
I appreciate friends like Jason Dominy, Jim Hoffman and crew, Mark Prince, Dan at HB, Chemically Imbalanced, Tonx, Shannon Hudgens, Kevin & Regina @ Crema Roasters, Geoff Corey, Scott Conary, and I will even thank Nick Cho, and I can’t leave out the team at Octane and by name Tony. The home roasting ability of George Holt. Finally, I thank, the professional roasting of Intelligensia Roasters and Counter Culture Coffee.
There is no certian order to that list. Some listed had a HUGE impact on my life and I will be forever thankful. And there is some there that taught me a huge lesson on what not to do (I mean that good and bad). I will have forgotten some, I guess. It’s is unavoidable. Some people I have there faces in my head and I can’t remember their names.
If I hadn’t found Mark Prince in a Google search for “French Press” this would have never been started and I hadn’t have ever messaged Tonx, I would have never found Hudge, and thus, I would have never had my first INCREDIBLE shot of espresso (single origin, mind you). If I hadn’t found Hudge I wouldn’t have this massive two group Faema in my kitchen, which in the words of my brother-in-law “is the first and last thing you see in that house.”
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The Barista Exchange is like MySpace but better in many ways. First off, it is by the coffee community and for the coffee community, so you won’t have to worry about your children being approached by a hairy 40 year old to meet in a van down by the river. Second, it just has better functionality – it works. Third, and the best I think, is instead of a site like coffeed.com or the Barista Guild the invited includes amateurs, or home enthusiast.
You can see “my profile” which is really a “home page” like on MySpace. It includes photos, music, a blog and something for random thoughts and such called the “comment wall.” I logged onto my MySpace site today for the first time in ages just to see what all was there. I updated the profile and such, but I just never “got into” the whole MySpace thing. The only reason I ever had a MySpace page was so I could get on a guitar site that used MySpace and required an account. I found an old girlfriend from WAY back (actually she found me) and that is about it. Oh yeah, because my profile wasn’t “up-to-date” my wife’s nephew saw it back in the summer and thought that I was trying to attract some wo-man! Heck, I had to update that real quick!
Nikki and I host a prayer meeting at our home last evening in conjunction with our church’s revival service which begin the 26th of August. We had one couple, the Bennett’s’, over for dinner. Nikki “out-did” herself again. We brought out the china wares which we have collected over the years and the silverware. I brought out the big guns with some of the finest coffee in the world, literally.
First off, after a short fellowship time and then prayer request we proceeded to ask the Lord for his blessings on our lives, our children and our families. It was a good time with each other and the Lord. We spent about thirty minutes in fervent prayer, seeking God’s face on the matter of pure revival for our church family. That soul’s would be harvested as well as Christians getting thoroughly right with God.
Afterwards, we proceeded to get a hold of the muffins and different types of deserts. And of course, I made coffee for everybody.
For the details on the coffee, please visit this page for the coffee menu and presentation – it is worth a look.