Posted Mon Dec 19, 2011, 9:42am Subject: Re: 10 Years Ago Today by Mark Prince
Congratulations and thanks, Mark! A lot of helpful information has passed through your website.
You inspired me to search for my earliest CG post. It didnít happen until June 2003. I donít know if thatís because there were earlier ones your server lost or it just took me that long to get over my fear CG would kill alt.coffee. Alt.coffee did die, but it fell to other causes.
Oh, yes. Thanks again for my avatar photo. It came from your coverage of an SCAA show in Atlanta. You can see the name tag cord hanging down from my shirt collar.
Posted Mon Dec 19, 2011, 10:20am Subject: Re: 10 Years Ago Today by Mark Prince
Mark, After 10 years I remain a coffee geek, roasting, grinding, etcetering my own. But, I never got into the upgrade fever (although finally retired the Zass for a Rocky) and have gone cold turkey from the varous forums, news updates, etc.
You and Ineedcoffee were crucial for me ...and as you wrote in your article, it was the community that grew out of coffeegeek that was so unique and supportive. It was a social network that placed an emphasis on content, depth and real camaraderie.
The items i won at the Christmas season's fund raising events still serve me..and constantly remind me of the wonderful atmosphere you created here.
I found this link at one of my old posts here..It links to a Coffee Kid's add i posted on an Israeli coffee forum. The link still works..as does Coffee Kids, who i still support.
Hoping that newbies and coffee geezers will lend a sympathetic ear to your call to support this organization.
Best wishes for the future...Myron PS..Thanks for pointing to the possibility of supporting the Illy Foundation..i look forward to that beautiful set of cup.
Posted Mon Dec 19, 2011, 2:13pm Subject: Re: 10 Years Ago Today by Mark Prince
I wasn't here that early, but got here as soon as I could.
Hi there all - this is my very first post! (Woo HOO!!)
I am looking to upgrade my grinder, now that I have a decent press. I just recently found an old Italian manual machine that I'm using now. I go to the corner coffee shop to get fresh roasted coffee ground about twice a week....
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