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Old 05-11-2013, 12:47 PM   #1
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Default Don't roast your own coffee beans!

I warn you. Do not make the mistake I made. Do not find quality unroasted beans, then roast them yourself at home. Someone gave me this advice and I did not listen. It is too easy for an amateur roast. All you need is a hot air popcorn popper and a grinder.

Woke up this morning and realized I forgot to make more coffee for the weekend. I was left to make a pot with the Maxwell House stuff in the cabinet. It used to taste fine, now most coffee tastes like cr@ppy dishwater. It is very hard to get a cup a coffee that measures up to the quality you get used to when you make your own. You also get partial to the particular blend you buy and make, so even a half decent cup somewhere else tastes odd.

I have shafted myself. I m now a coffee junkie. I need to go roast. Excuse me.

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Old 05-11-2013, 02:13 PM   #2
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that is why I haven't started roasting yet.

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I would roast my own but I found a roaster in Bisbee, AZ that is just too good so I have him ship me a couple pounds every 2 weeks.

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Something new to try! All I need is another obsession.

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My wife has a cousin in Puerto Rico who grows and roasts her own coffee.

It was divine!

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OK, so beer, Cider, Smoking meat, Hot sauce and sausage making isn't enough. Now I gotta try to roast my own beans? I guess I could do that at the same time I am experimenting with roasting my own malt too. I swear this site is gonna kill me yet. Or SWMBO is gonna for making a mess in "her" kitchen..... I do love this place, I got more projects to tinker with than I could ever master, and I am having a blast with all the learning I get to go along with the fun. I'll never be bored, that is for sure. Since I got my cataracts fixed I can see the components to finish my control panel for my brew tower too....... Yup, lots and lots to do, I love it.

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Roasting coffee is has the highest reward to effort ratio of any food/beverage DIY hobby. It's much easier to roast great coffee than brew great beer. 10-15 minutes to roast with a 3-4 day max wait to brew coffee compared to all the time for beer. Coffee is way cheaper to get started with, too. Get a popper at a thrift store for a few bucks.

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