Category Archives: Home Roasting

Wok Roasting

Well, as we were in the process of relocating (meaning while I was spending the week away at a new job and weekends at home), my trusty West Bend Poppery breathed its last. As it turns out, the coffee heating … Continue reading

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Homeroasting Demo 2008

Last year, I did a homeroasting demo. This year, it’s back on! Not the best timing, but it should be fun. Last year’s info is here and afterword here. What I did last year prepping was detailed here. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Coffee Travels

No, I had no great coffee house experiences over the weekend. Rather, it was the joy of traveling with family and the new favorite traveling coffee maker – the Aeropress.  It’s fast becoming my favorite travel brewer.  Paired with two … Continue reading

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Home Roasting Demo – Analysis

Well, Saturday’s came and gone.  For one hour, I spent time roasting in the heat of the day, covered a bit by shade while folks watched and we talked.  It was a good time. I was scheduled to start just … Continue reading

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Homeroasting Prep

Last night, while roasting some Brazil and Ethiopia FTO Yirgacheffe, I worked on roaster mods for the weekend demo. First, I used some metallic window screen and fashioned a chaff collector. Tested it with a blend of Panama and PNG. … Continue reading

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Homeroasting Demo

Well, I have the official time and info.  My homeroasting demo, scheduled for next Saturday is on.  I get one hour, 1-2PM local.  Great stuff.  Now to get everything ironed out. Short list: Permission to use some material Mods to … Continue reading

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Sumatra Gayo

Had my first of the Gayo Tanah Tinggi this morning. It was roasted on the 14th of May to a Full City, about 450F. Brewed in a French Press. It made a nice, sweet cup. There was body, but not … Continue reading

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Mokha

It’s been a while since I roasted any Yemeni beans.  In a desperately tired roasting session last night, I roasted a batch of Yemen Mokha Haimi to Full City.  I was shooting for a bit north of FC, and even … Continue reading

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Duhingekawa Women’s Cooperative

This is a nice, but not quite typical Kenya.  I brewed a batch in a French Press yesterday, roasted Full City 5 days previous.  There was a definite sweetness there, and a hint of the typical Kenyan citrus, like fresh … Continue reading

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Life and Coffee

Lately, as the silence offers indication, life has been busy. The spring time opens up the can of worms – activity, later and later, as we are spared darkness. T-ball 3 days a week, the yard, ever beckoning for attention. … Continue reading

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