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Old 09-10-2002, 07:51 PM
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Are there any home coffee roasters here? I just started getting into this a few months ago and it's a fun and rewarding hobby,, not to mention the best tasting coffee you ever had!!


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Old 09-10-2002, 07:52 PM
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Never tried it Ken. But if you have an extra cup.......

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Old 09-10-2002, 08:02 PM
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Never tried it, but it does sound like fun. I went through a 'gourmet coffee' phase, grinding my own carefully researched and purchased beans, preparing in a french press, etc. It was fun and delicious, but nowdays I just make Folger's half-caff in a Mr. Coffee.
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Old 09-11-2002, 07:32 PM
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I don't think I'll ever go back to Folgers. Home roasted is absolutely the best tasting coffee I've ever had, no bitterness at all. I've always got an extra cup Ed, come on over


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Old 09-11-2002, 07:36 PM
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This coffee drinking it'll never catch on, can't you people see the light !
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Old 09-11-2002, 07:44 PM
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What exactly is the process for roasting beans? Just throw them in the oven...or is it more involved?

I have a wine tasting hobby...has the opposite effect come morning that coffee does!
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Old 09-11-2002, 07:49 PM
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I agree the good stuff tastes much better. But realize you're talking to a guy that doesn't eat anything that isn't microwavable, sandwichable, or in a bag

The grinder was just too noisy and required too many of my CPU cycles for that early in the morning. And the press required actually washing dishes (ick!)

The secret to truly enjoying Folgers is getting a really good crust builtup in your cup. This serves to absorb much of the bitterness, and also keeps it hot longer.
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Old 09-11-2002, 08:01 PM
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That's quite an offer Ken. Especially when I'm probably not too far from you.

Chris,
I tried iced tea, and I like it. Why don't you try iced coffee?

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Old 09-11-2002, 08:13 PM
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It is a little more involved than throwing the beans in the oven. Some people convert popcorn poppers into roasters, however, that isnt really recommended. I bought a unit specifically for roasting coffee. It'll roast 4 ounces of green beans in about 7 to 13 minutes depending on your tastes. That might sound like a small amount, but it isn't recommened to roast coffee you won't brew in 7 days, after that it actually starts to spoil, and yes that means the big ole cans in your cupboards are spoiling as we speak Once you try a cup of home roasted next to onr made froma can, you'll wonder how you could drink it before. As far as cleanup of the roaster, it's a snap, just brush out the chaff from the collector and wipe the roaster out with a paper towel. The roaster is a little noisy and it does produce a small amount of smoke. I roast it with the range hood fan on and that pretty well takes care of the smoke. The first time all the smoke alarms came screeching to life.

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Old 09-11-2002, 08:40 PM
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That does not sound too hard...it's probably a lot cheaper than buying the coffee beans preroasted? I feel bad...I have one of those big cans in the cupboard. I don't see how it could spoil though...it's bad from first to last drop!

Ed - You have not had iced tea until you have been in the south! "Sweet tea" as we like to call it...hope your not diabetic though, as the sugar level is about 500% of the daily recommended value! ( I hate the stuff )
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