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    "Roasted Passion" by Dr Robert Norton

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    Would like to remind everyone that Dr Robert Norton and myself have donate 180 copies of this book to CoffeeSnobs with 100% of the discounted price going to bushfire and flood victims..... would love to see it sold out so get into Bean Bay.....

    Secondly, as you could imagine..... i would love some feedback for those that have read, flicked or skimmed through the book... now i understand that this could open a can of worms.... buy hey... those that know me would know that i have very broad shoulders and can take even the most critical comments....... so be honest..... as i assume most will...... ;)

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    Re: "Roasted Passion" by Dr Robert Norton

    I bought this book during the last bean bay and am about 2 / 3 of the way through.

    I am enjoying the book on a number of levels:

    1. Have learned bits and pieces about coffee
    2. Great insight into the industry and some of the big players.
    3. Anyone in business / studied business will find some of the ideas / concepts interesting.
    4. The personal / lay it all bare style is also quiet interesting
    5. Giving so much away about the business and business model is brave.

    On the down side :)

    1. The style of the writing of the book does irritate me a bit (Phil this / Phil that) etc. but that is a minor criticism.

    I reckon for 25 bucks going to a good cause, I would definitly recommend this.

    B

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    Ditto, although Ive been mostly skimming it - reading snippets here and there (as Ive challenged myself to completely read a Dostoevsky)

    Its nice mix of history, biography, coffee info and culture. It exceeded my expectations. My criticism is that it jumps around a little too much although I can see the intention there.

    I also think it was money well spent

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    Re: "Roasted Passion" by Dr Robert Norton

    thanks for the feedback guys...... glad that you did not want a refund on the money...... I had a laugh..... no really thanks for taking the time to read it...... :)

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    Re: "Roasted Passion" by Dr Robert Norton

    Has this excellent book inadvertently revealed a hitherto unknown connection between caffeine consumption and male hair loss ????

    A comparison of the cover shot and the pix on pages 69 and 70 could easily give the casual observer cause to go:

    hmmmmmmnnnnnnn *:)

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    PHEW !!!!!

    For a second there I though I was gonna be faced with a decision and either the coffee or the hair was gonna go,

    and it wasnt looking too good for the follicles.

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    Re: "Roasted Passion" by Dr Robert Norton

    Quote Originally Posted by 5D617C676D6C7B6E666D090 link=1235683661/5#5 date=1236061702

    I drink 3 doubles a day and my avatar will attest to no hair loss.

    Heres a real life photo.
    All ya need is a Leather jacket some SS body piecings and a little leather baby booties on ya key ring and ... Boy with that smile, I would not want a return visit as a result of any Audit ;D

    So the lack of other body hear, means the coffee has yet to rise to you upper extremities OR is it that grass does not grow on a playground ?

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    I lean towards having evolved a bit further than the hairier primates.

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    Re: "Roasted Passion" by Dr Robert Norton

    hey guys... enough with the hairloss .... :D

    jokes away... not a problem...

    but hey the photo on the front was taken in 2005 and the others are current....

    do not be scared of caffeine but rather giving up smoking.... 25kgs later and a little bit of bad genes (hairloss) what can you do....

    life is a bitch sometimes.... :)

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    Re: "Roasted Passion" by Dr Robert Norton

    I enjoyed the book.
    Its an interesting read about a man who has had success, but through damn hard work.

    Kudos to you Phil for chasing your dream
    and thanks for some great blends of coffee........ ;)

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    Re: "Roasted Passion" by Dr Robert Norton

    thanks Kohee... the feedback is inspiring... especially in a world where people do not hold back with negative feedback.... or love to place negative comments on what others do.....

    so it is truly appreciated when someone steps up appreciates a story for what it is.... to inspire people to chase their dreams not sit around and wait for things to happen for them..... thanks again Kohee...

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    Re: "Roasted Passion" by Dr Robert Norton

    Hi all

    I have also been reading this book in the evenings, Im just up to section three. So far, in addition to the content being well written, I must say that I also like the layout and typography. I typeset a Journal so notice the way a book or publication is designed, from its choice of font to the margins, page layout, the little graphic and lines on the right hand side pages and the bean on the left pages, to the well reproduced photographs. Nice to have the "Works Cited" included at the back of the book also. The size of the book is good and published on a excellent quality paper stock. Congratulations to Di Bella, Dr Norton, the publishers and printers.

    Mike


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    Thanks for the copy of the book and also the moral support on the aasca weekend. I also found the book enjoyable however the inner voice inside tells me that if anything the author sounded a little starstruck. I finished the book thinking that you were going to enter politics or climb everest within the next 5 years. All in all a quick, easy and inspiring read.

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    Re: "Roasted Passion" by Dr Robert Norton

    speleomike.... thank you for the great feedback and insightful comments...... ant..... i thank you too for the feedback.... but for those that know me.... there is no political future for me... for many reasons... the main one....

    a spade is a spade and unfortunately most people do not like to hear the truth........ life does go on.......



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