I read Parnelli's article when it came out. I like what he said about the HOT water. A couple years ago we had some folks on here who were burning their own beans and grinding them. I got into that and found a few coffee beans I like to use and now roast my own blend. I like a good strong cup of joe. Never cared for the major coffee shops. I always said "Friends don't let friends drink Starbucks."