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Welcome to Badgett's Coffee eJournal
"All the Coffee That's Fit to Print"
Volume 1, No. 24 - November 3, 2000

In This Issue:

1. Welcome
2. Some Words from Our Sponsors
3. Coffee in the Garden by Barbara Gerard for The Coffee
4. A Daily Dose of Wisdom from the Rebbe
5. Free Kona Coffee Seeds
6. Coffee Kids and the PBS series The Visionaries
7. A Little Humor
8. Gary Talboy's Response to Lance Davis
9. Old-Fashioned Honey Cake (Medovaia Kovrizhka)
10. Spiced Coffee Mousse by Mona Osman
11. Calling All Coffee Newsletters
12. Classified Ads Section
13. Stupid PC Tricks By Preston Gralla
14. Links to My Friends
15. Feedback


1. Welcome

Welcome, my friends, and thank you for subscribing.

Well, we finally made it to the weekend before the election. I
have been asked to endorse a candidate for president by a few
readers. I'm flattered, but not that flattered, since it was a
very small number of folks asking for my opinion. Don't worry,
I'm not going to bore you with my political pontifications.
While I am not reluctant to share my political views with family
and friends, this journal is not the proper forum. I don't want
to color your perception of this journal. I sometimes run
articles that are political and coffee related, and I don't want
my political philosophy to interfere with how you read the
articles. Besides, I'm confident that Republicans, Democrats,
Independents, and all the rest appreciate and enjoy good coffee,
and that's why I'm allowed onto your screen, to discuss,
promote, and learn about good coffee.

One of the good things about being born so long ago is that I
was able to enjoy Steve Allen for most of his creative life. His
creation of the Tonight show, his movies, and 4,000 songs he
wrote are samples of his versatility as an artist and
entertainer. He died this week and we who enjoyed his genius
will miss him. I celebrate his life while mourning his death.

Please read about Coffee Kids and help them out. They do good
things and they need your help. Visit their website to learn
more about the upcoming PBS program. Skip going out for dinner,
raid your fridge, and send them $20. You'll feel better and your
money will help do good work.

I'm on a diet so I have two scrumptious looking recipes this
week. Let me know how they turn out.

If you would like any past issues, please email me and I will
send it to you or anyone else.

My goal with this journal is to promote good coffee. I want to
learn, educate, and entertain. I publish every Friday via email
and readers include coffee consumers, home roasters, coffee
geeks, retailers, growers, roasters, and equipment dealers. If
you want to learn more about our most wonderful beverage, this
is the place. I don't sell anything and subscription is free.

If you want to advertise here or submit an article, contact me.
I don't charge for ads, links, or advice. My deadline for ads
and articles is Wednesday at 6:00 p.m., Eastern.

DISCLAIMER: All information contained here is obtained by
Badgett's Coffee eJournal from sources believed to be accurate
and reliable. Because of the possibility of human and mechanical
error as well as other factors, neither Badgett's Coffee
eJournal nor its publisher, Robert L. Badgett, is responsible
for any errors or omissions. All information is provided "as is"
without warranty of any kind.

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2. Some Words From Our Sponsors

Caravan Coffee of Newberg, Oregon, winner of the 1999 Portland
Cup is pleased to announce the availability of La Lucie Royale
from Zimbabwe. This unique coffee is nurtured from seed to
harvest to produce a full flavored, richly aromatic cup. Having
weathered the storm of the recent political turmoil in Zimbabwe,
the La Lucie plantation is but one of few survivors. For more
information, please visit


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BetterBeans.Com: Our Reason for Be'an

Small coffee roasters are perking up all over the country,
recreating styles and blends which were nearly impossible to
find just a few years ago. The quality of these blends remains
unparalleled by those of the giant coffee companies. However,
it is difficult to experience these wonderfully fresh roasted
coffees because the roasters are scattered all over the country.
That is until now! BetterBeans.Com is committed to finding the
best coffee roasters in the nation and delivering their coffees
fresh to your door each month. Visit our site at BetterBeans.Com
to learn more about our coffee adventure.

Support your local roaster!


Sip and Reflect Quote of the Week:

"Live with intention
Walk to the edge
Listen hard
Practice wellness
Play with abandon
Choose with no regret
Continue to learn
Appreciate your friends
Do what you love
Live as if this is all there is."
-- Mary Anne Hershey

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One Pound Roaster from Coffee Project

I would like to let everyone know about the one pound roaster
we're carrying. They are available now, and just perfect for a
coffee house or budding entrepreneur to get into roasting their
own coffee.
Wholesale beans from The Coffee Project average $3.25 or so per
pound and if one sells the roasted coffee at $10 to $13 per
pound, the numbers look pretty good. It's a great machine,
beautiful, small, and easy to use.
Roasts about three pounds per hour and can run all day long.


Home Coffee Roaster for every coffee lover

Espresso and cappuccino made from fresh roasted beans elevate
the taste to a higher level.

Roast 100 gm. beans at a time (approx. 15 shots of espresso).
Adjust the roast to your individual taste - any grade from
regular coffee to French roast or espresso roast.

Simple to operate and priced right for every coffee lover.

Order your Precision coffee roaster today, for only $125.00
delivered in Continental USA only. For Hawaii, Alaska, Canada,
Puerto Rico, and overseas orders, additional shipping charges
will apply.
One measuring scoop for beans and a brush for cleaning included
in price.
Visa and M/C accepted. To order please e-mail or call:

Services Unlimited, Inc.
650 North Cannon Avenue, Lansdale, PA 19446
Phone: 1-888-950-4878


Ditting USA reconditions grinders back to factory specifications
and makes them available for start-up businesses, roasters who
supply equipment to their customers, and to other businesses
that are looking for a quality grinder at a discount.

Availability of models varies daily, so please check with
Ditting USA for an updated list of models. You can also check
their site:
for a sampling of models and pricing. All reconditioned grinders
include a 6 month limited parts warranty.


24 hours, 7 days a week! You can order fresh roasted gourmet
coffee and have it delivered right to your home! Everything
from espresso beans to espresso machines, frothing pitchers to
flavored syrups. Not to mention our own special coffee blends!
Visit us at and discover your neighborhood
gourmet coffee shop -- ONLINE !

"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the
real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light." Plato

3. Coffee in the Garden by Barbara Gerard for The Coffee Project

It probably started with the first pot of coffee you brewed at
home oh so long ago, and has only increased now that you roast
your own beans. I'm not discussing your obsession (we'll leave
that for a therapist); I'm talking about the coffee waste --
grounds and chaff. If you have a compost pile, garden or even a
couple of houseplants and are still throwing the coffee waste in
the trash, you're missing out on a free way to improve your

The nutrient content of coffee waste varies with the type of
residue you're using. The grounds contain up to 2% nitrogen,
0.33% phosphoric acid, and varying amounts of potassium. Dripped
grounds contain more potassium than grounds that were much
hotter, but it's still below 1%. Other substances found in
coffee grounds include sugars, carbohydrates, some vitamins,
trace elements, and caffeine.

If you're roasting at home and saving the chaff, you're helping
your soil even more. Chaff contains over 2% nitrogen and
potassium -- two of the three most important elements for
healthy plants.

Coffee grounds can be added to the compost pile or used as a
mulch. If you're using the grounds as mulch, be aware that
they're acidic, so should be placed only around camellias,
blueberries, evergreens and other acid-loving plants. For those
of you obsessives who actually grow your own coffee, please note
that the coffee tree itself likes an acid soil, and will benefit
from a nice coffee-grounds mulch. You should try to use the
coffee waste as soon as possible after brewing or roasting. Both
hold moisture well, and if left standing will sour and invite
acetobacters (vinegar-producing microbes) and/or fruit flies.

If you opt to close the circle by recycling your coffee waste,
you'll save money, time, and landfill space. What could be
better than sitting in your garden or greenhouse one summer
morning, sipping a cup of fresh-roasted coffee that was grown by
hardworking farmers a world away, and realizing how connected
everything truly is? (ŠThe Coffee Project. For reproduction
contact The Coffee Project)

James Vaughn
The Coffee Project

This article first appeared in Issue #5, June 23, 2000.


4. A Daily Dose of Wisdom from the Rebbe
-Words and condensation by Tzvi Freeman

Tolerance & Love

There is tolerance that doesn't care. That just looks the other
way and goes about its own business.

And there is compassionate tolerance. The kind that recognizes
the other person's right to grow, his need to travel along a
path and get there on his own. But is there when he gets lost.

Compassion has room for a thousand private journeys.

Brought to you by

"All wrong-doing is done in the sincere belief that it is the
best thing to do." Arnold Bennett

5. Free Kona Coffee Seeds

If you missed our offer, I still have some seeds left, so please
contact me and ask for Issue #20. It has instructions for
ordering your seeds and for growing them into you own mini
coffee plantation.

"Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease
left a name worth remembering." Theodore Roosevelt

6. Coffee Kids and the PBS series The Visionaries

One of Coffee Kids' dreams has the potential to become a
reality. But first, if you're not familiar with Coffee Kids, we
are an international non-profit organization that works to
improve the quality of life for coffee-farming families-bringing
education, health care, and economic development to thousands of
people in Mexico and Central America. Coffee Kids bases its
programs on respect for human beings and the belief that people
hold the solutions to their own problems. Coffee Kids works with
communities, setting up sustainable programs, which can be
carried out for years-and generations-to come.

The Visionaries, Inc.--a non-profit organization that produces a
series on PBS--has chosen Coffee Kids to be included in their
next season. The Visionaries is a unique public television
series that profiles people and organizations working to affect
positive social change in the world. They have produced over 65
half-hour episodes, shot in more than 30 countries around the
world. Although over 4,000 organizations have applied to be in
the series, the producer of the program selected Coffee Kids to
be one of the 13 episodes for their eighth broadcast season.

One of The Visionaries goals is to tell positive, inspiring and
uplifting stories of hope to an ever-growing audience. This
amazing opportunity would enable Coffee Kids to reach out and
educate literally millions of people about the lives of children
and their families in coffee-farming communities, but we need
your help. To produce the episode is expensive--$115,000 to
$120,000--and the funding needs to come from independent
corporations, foundations and private donors. So as not to
affect our programs we need to raise the money above and beyond
this year's annual budget. If 115 donors contribute $1,000 each,
then the dream does in fact become a reality. The possibilities
of what this show could do for the future of Coffee Kids and
coffee-farming families are endless. Any help you can give is
greatly appreciated.

When making your donations please make the checks payable to:
The Visionaries (Coffee Kids Project). We'll keep you posted
with progress reports in upcoming newsletters.
For more information about Coffee Kids please visit our web site
at You can find out more about The
Visionaries at

"Be charitable before wealth makes thee covetous."
Sir Thomas Browne

7. A Little Humor

An overweight business associate of mine decided it was time to
shed some excess pounds. He took his new diet seriously, even
changing his driving route to avoid his favorite bakery.

One morning, however, he arrived at work carrying a gigantic
coffeecake. We all scolded him, but his smile remained cherubic.

"This is a very special coffeecake," he explained.
"I accidentally drove by the bakery this morning and there in
the window was a host of goodies. I felt this was no accident,
so I prayed, 'Lord, if you want me to have one of those
delicious coffeecakes, let me have a parking place directly in
front of the bakery.' And sure enough," he continued, "the
eighth time around the block, there it was!"

"When any calamity has been suffered, the first thing to be
remembered is how much has been escaped." Dr. Samuel Johnson

8. Gary Talboy's Response to Lance Davis

Dear Lance

... If you truly love coffee and the people in it you will
hopefully come to learn to be positive and constructive in your
approach, finding the good in all aspects of the industry and
working to guide its course in a direction more in tune with the
values you espouse. You will stop inciting and attacking, and
begin building and encouraging. If you truly love truth you
will learn to deal in specifics instead of broad generalities,
doing the hard work of understanding and dealing with "down to
earth" root causes and local environments as opposed to hovering
cynically at high altitude. Our industry (Coffee) has room and
great need for those who love coffee and its people, wishing to
contribute to make it better. I would be happy to help you find
practical direction is this is your desire. Our industry does
not, however; have room for those who would use coffee as a
platform to promote personal political agendas or other selfish
interests while purporting to serve others needs in the
industry. I would venture to say that no other industry in our
great, but needy, country has room for such a person either.
Unless it would be the political arena. Only you know where you
fall in the overall picture Lance.

I am not your enemy Lance, but I will defend the industry I love
against the damage that people with your approach create around
and behind them. My opinion of you is un-important, but the
opinion of the one to whom you truly answer is all-important!

Gary Talboy
Specialty Coffee Consultants

"Seek not the favor of the multitude; it is seldom got by honest
and lawful means. But seek the testimony of few; and number not
voices, but weigh them." Immanuel Kant

9. Old-Fashioned Honey Cake (Medovaia Kovrizhka)

This cake is as old as the hills - Russian hills, that is. This
soft, dense cake has been a Russian favorite for hundreds of

1/3 cup (80 ml) sugar
A pinch of salt
2+1/2 tsp (12 ml) baking soda
1/2 tsp (2 ml) each ground cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom
1+1/2 cups (375 ml) vegetable oil
8 large eggs
3/4 cup (180 ml) honey
1+1/2 cups (375 ml) warm water
3+1/2 cups (875 ml) rye flour
1/2 cup (125 ml) plum jam, or jam of your choice

Combine all ingredients except the plum jam in a mixing bowl and
mix with an electric beater at medium speed for 15 minutes,
stopping occasionally if needed to let the machine rest. Watch
the batter, and if 1/2-inch (1 cm) bubbles don't begin rising to
the surface, beat for an additional 5 minutes or more, until the
bubbles appear after the beater has been turned off for a minute
or two. Allow the batter to rest for 10 minutes, then pour into
2 well greased and floured 8-inch square baking pans, or 1 12-
inch pan. The batter should be about 1/2 inch (1.5 cm) deep.
Bake in a preheated 275F (135C) oven for about 1 hour, until it
is deep golden brown. Cool on wire racks. The cakes should be
thin and dense. Remove from the pans and spread the plum jam on
top of one layer and top with the second layer. If using a
12-inch pan, cut the cake in half and layer as described. Makes
1 cake to serve 8 to 12.

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"The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been
successful and then only for a short while." Albert Einstein

10. Spiced Coffee Mousse by Mona Osman


1/4 cup water,
2 Tbs. instant espresso powder / instant coffee powder,
1/4 tsp. ground cloves,
1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg,
1 tsp. unflavored gelatin
6 egg yolks,
1/2 cup sugar,
1/4 cup dark rum
1 cup chilled whipping cream
Lightly sweetened whipped cream,
cinnamon sticks


Mix water, espresso/ coffee powder, cloves & nutmeg in a small
bowl, till the espresso powder dissolves completely. Sprinkle
gelatin over it. Let stand for 10 min. till gelatin softens.

Whisk egg yolks, sugar & rum in a large metal bowl & blend them
well. Set bowl over saucepan of simmering water (do not allow
bottom of the bowl to touch the water) Whisk until candy
thermometer registers 160F (71 C) about 10 min (the mixture
should be thick). Remove bowl from over water. Immediately, add
gelatin mixture & whisk until gelatin dissolves. Using an
electric mixer, beat mixture till cool (about 5 min.)

Beat 1 cup whipping cream in medium bowl until stiff. Gently
fold cream into yolk mixture in 3 additions.

Spoon mousse into six coffee mugs or small wine glasses. Chill
until mousse is set, at least, 4 hours.

Spoon whipped cream atop mousse. Garnish with cinnamon sticks.


* Serves 6
Can be prepared 1 day ahead, cover, keep refrigerated. Then
before serving decorate with whipping cream & cinnamon sticks.

Bon Appetite
For more recipes, visit me at:

"Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder."
George Washington

11. Calling All Coffee Newsletters

Please do our readers and me a favor and send me links to all
the coffee newsletters you know about.
Send the links to:

The Coffee Chronicle

Ground Control
Free within the US, $10 elsewhere. Send a snailmail address to

African Coffee Newsletter Weekly
Coffee Chronicle TM

"The punishment of criminals should be of use; when a man is
hanged he is good for nothing." Voltaire

12. Classified Ads Section

This section will match buyers and sellers of used coffee
equipment of all kinds. Use it to buy or sell grinders, brewers,
and roasters, residential or commercial, big or small. Be brief
and concise in your description and I suggest you give a price
if you are selling, but that is up to you. Send your items "Want
to Buy," or "For Sale" to me at the following email address:

Please let me know if you want your email address published, or
if you would prefer I forward inquiries to you.

There is no charge for this service, and no liability either way
on my part. I want this section to serve as a forum for buyers
and sellers. Any warranty as to fitness of purpose, pricing, and
shipping will be arranged directly between buyer and seller.


FA Express Cappucinno machine.

* Italian design, Spanish made, and USA parts.
* Turtle shell exterior with brass rails
* 2 Head fully automatic and programmable
* 230 volt single phase system
* Brass boiler inside
* Retailed for $10,000 Sell for $3,000 or best offer
Call Neal at Good Samaritan Coffee Company 1-402-334-0443
or email

If you have any questions, please contact me at


Want to Buy - Used small batch drum style coffee roaster.
1 to 15 Kg per batch size (or there abouts).
e-mail Phone 865 981-9316 (evenings)
Fax 865 981-9319


Ditting USA for reconditioned grinders with 6 month limited
parts warranty:


Beautiful 1989 Probat L-5 coffee roaster (S/N# 89-40333). 5 Kilo
(up to 11 pounds per batch) drum coffee shop roaster. Color is
forest green with gold trim and a polished brass cover over the
roasting drum. It is in like new condition & appearance.

The unit includes bean temperature and roaster temperature
probes with digital readouts that were professionally and
tastefully installed. The LED readouts are mounted on the right
side front of the roaster.

Asking price is $13,500 (US$) as is, where is. Buyer responsible
for pickup and transportation. The roaster is available for
inspection between 8AM and 4PM, Monday - Friday at our roasting
plant located in Madison, Wisconsin.

For further information, please contact:

George Krug
Ancora Coffee Roasters
931 E. Main Street
Madison, WI 53703


Cimbali 2 group semi-auto, reconditioned, in perfect working
condition, 220 Volts - Color: beige Price US $ 1,800. - Plus
La Spaziale 2 group semi-auto, reconditioned, good workhorse,
tested OK, 220 Volts, Price US $ 1,400.- plus shipping.

GENSACO Virtually Brand New 2 Groups - Excellent steam and brew
delivery, automatic water fill, 1/4 turn steam knob for maximum
steam delivery. These machine are floor models, used only for
demonstration. You can get them for US $ 2,800.- Semi or
automatic, 220 V.

Coffee Grinders $ 350. - $ 400. -


Nuova Simonelli Mac Automatic One Group Brand New in Crate!
$ 2200. plus shipping
Also Nuova Simonelli Mac Automatic One Group Demo Unit $1700
plus shipping

Nuova Simonelli Mac SemiAutomatic One Group Demo Unit $1500
plus shipping

Located in Cleveland, OH for details

"No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the
answer is obvious." George Bernard Shaw

13. Stupid PC Tricks By Preston Gralla

When you get tired of Excel, MS Word, Access, and all the other
work related applications, go to this website and have some fun.
Hint: download the Burps program first.


14. Links to My Friends

Visit the links page on our website to get the latest links to
both coffee related and unrelated sites of interest. The links
page was last updated on July 29, 2000. Check it out. You might
find some old friends and make some new ones.

"Any mind that is capable of real sorrow is capable of good."
Harriet Beecher Stowe

15. Feedback

Tell me what you think. What do you want more of..less of...what
would you change, add, or delete?

Please direct all inquiries, comments, article submissions, and
suggestions to: Robert Badgett

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