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Kawfy
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Kawfy
Joined: 25 Dec 2005
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Location: Cambridge, MA
Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Sun Dec 25, 2005, 11:54am
Subject: Self Introduction
 

Hi coffee geeks,

I'm a New Jersey inhabitant here to learn about the coffee world.  I've drank my share of American coffee and not much espresso but I've been, for a long time, planning on starting my own cafe one day (currently have a 40 hr/week job), and very much would like to fully appreciate espresso's many curiosities and manifestations.

I've already raided the forums here--I apologize if you feel exposed and taken advantage of--but it allowed me to learn a lot about espresso, and plan a NYC espresso tour for myself.  At the various recommendations of people on this site, on Saturday, January 21st, I'm going to visit Ninth Street Espresso, SiCaffe Espresso, Joe The Art of Coffee, Casa, and Gimme! Coffee, and I invited my friends along too.  I don't know if any of you guys frequent those shops, but I wouldn't mind chatting if you're around.  I'm a bit worried about drinking all that espresso in one day, but it'll be worth it.

Other things I'd like to do is learn about coffee business, and meanwhile, get myself a decent but affordable espresso machine + grinder.

I'd also like to thank Andrew Hetzel of cafemakers.com for, in response to my first coffee post elsewhere, writing over 1000 words to me which answered my first boatload of questions.  I think that coffee people are good people.  I get the best vibe out of this coffeegeek site, so I'd like to settle in here and mingle :)  I'm in no real hurry to start my coffee business (I'm worried about financing primarily) so I'll make the move when I have a convincing business plan and some notion of security.

Anyway, I can't wait to read your replies.
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jim_schulman
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Location: Chicago
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Posted Sun Dec 25, 2005, 12:24pm
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Welcome to the boards, Scott. It was good of you to read them for a bit before posting, so you know the lay of the land.

As for opening a cafe: if 40 hours per week is way too little work for you, and a steady income way too boring, go for it!

 
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