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  • a330av8tor
    I ve been using an Alpenrost for over five years. It is easy and does a nice job roasting 8 oz. It does need to be cleaned out periodically as chaff clogs the
    Message 1 of 22 , Nov 1, 2009
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      I've been using an Alpenrost for over five years. It is easy and does a nice job roasting 8 oz. It does need to be cleaned out periodically as chaff clogs the air venting chambers and the coffee oils coat the reflecting surfaces. I also made and use a "Turbo Crazy" home made roaster that is not for a novice to roasting unless you do a lot of studying.

      I have bought almost all of my green coffee from SweetMarias also. SweetMarias' has a coffee roasting mail list that is very informative.

      David.


      --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, "ed" <edward09603@...> wrote:
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      > What recommendations does anyone have for a home coffee roaster. I am looking at two different ones I found on http://www.sweetmarias.com, plus they sell green beans. My local coffee roaster just shut down or moved without any warning, so I am having to buy Lavazzia coffee. Good substitute, but not super fresh.
      > Thanks for any help on brands and prices.
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      > Ed Benton
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    • Tex
      Not sure I agree with your assessment of the TurboCrazy (UFO/CO)? As long as one listens for the crack stages, I ve found these roasters exceedingly easy to
      Message 2 of 22 , Nov 1, 2009
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        Not sure I agree with your assessment of the TurboCrazy (UFO/CO)? As long as one listens for the crack stages, I've found these roasters exceedingly easy to master: http://home.earthlink.net/~abcdef012345/TO-UFO%20Roaster%2001.pdf

        And for <$100, one can't find a better roaster!

        Tex

        --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, "a330av8tor" <2d.desmarais@...> wrote:
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        > I have bought almost all of my green coffee from SweetMarias also. SweetMarias' has a coffee roasting mail list that is very informative.
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        > David.
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        > --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, "ed" <edward09603@> wrote:
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        > > What recommendations does anyone have for a home coffee roaster. I am looking at two different ones I found on http://www.sweetmarias.com, plus they sell green beans. My local coffee roaster just shut down or moved without any warning, so I am having to buy Lavazzia coffee. Good substitute, but not super fresh.
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      • Tex
        Here s a TurboCrazy-type home built roaster: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yD3kY1EoYs It s got a *FEW* more bells & whistles. Tex
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          Here's a TurboCrazy-type home built roaster: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yD3kY1EoYs It's got a *FEW* more bells & whistles.

          Tex
        • sh8knj8kster
          ... ~~~~Depends on what your budget is Ed I am looking at two different ones I found on http://www.sweetmarias.com, plus they sell green beans. ~~~Which two?
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            --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, "ed" <edward09603@...> wrote:
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            > What recommendations does anyone have for a home coffee roaster.




            ~~~~Depends on what your budget is Ed





            I am looking at two different ones I found on http://www.sweetmarias.com, plus they sell green beans.





            ~~~Which two? Mention the brands/models and I'm sure one of us could share experiences we've had with it





            My local coffee roaster just shut down or moved without any warning, so I am having to buy Lavazzia coffee. Good substitute, but not super fresh.





            ~~~Good excuse for you to jump into this segment of the coffee hobby=:-)





            > Thanks for any help on brands and prices.
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            > Ed Benton
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            ~~~~Again, let us know which models you are thinking about and more than likely one of us have used it and can relate pros and cons






            Jake
            Reddick Fla.
            I roast therefore I am
          • edward09603@yahoo.com
            Looking at a nesco and an i-roast Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry ... From: sh8knj8kster Date: Tue, 03 Nov 2009 06:25:46 To:
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              Looking at a nesco and an i-roast
              Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

              -----Original Message-----
              From: "sh8knj8kster" <sh8knj8k@...>
              Date: Tue, 03 Nov 2009 06:25:46
              To: <BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com>
              Subject: [BUG] Re: Roasting coffee at home



              --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, "ed" <edward09603@...> wrote:
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              > What recommendations does anyone have for a home coffee roaster.




              ~~~~Depends on what your budget is Ed





              I am looking at two different ones I found on http://www.sweetmarias.com, plus they sell green beans.





              ~~~Which two? Mention the brands/models and I'm sure one of us could share experiences we've had with it





              My local coffee roaster just shut down or moved without any warning, so I am having to buy Lavazzia coffee. Good substitute, but not super fresh.





              ~~~Good excuse for you to jump into this segment of the coffee hobby=:-)





              > Thanks for any help on brands and prices.
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              > Ed Benton
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              ~~~~Again, let us know which models you are thinking about and more than likely one of us have used it and can relate pros and cons






              Jake
              Reddick Fla.
              I roast therefore I am

























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            • sh8knj8kster
              ... ~~~~I can t help you Ed, never used either of those myself. Perhaps someone else from this list has and will be along shortly Jake Reddick Fla.
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                --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, edward09603@... wrote:
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                ~~~~I can't help you Ed, never used either of those myself. Perhaps someone else from this list has and will be along shortly





                Jake
                Reddick Fla.





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                > From: "sh8knj8kster" <sh8knj8k@...>
                > Date: Tue, 03 Nov 2009 06:25:46
                > To: <BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com>
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              • sh8knj8kster
                Some further thoughts on a roaster for you Ed...the I-Roar you re looking at is the better part of $200. For another $100, you can get into a drum roaster
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                  Some further thoughts on a roaster for you Ed...the I-Roar you're looking at is the better part of $200. For another $100, you can get into a drum roaster (Behmor). Drum roasters are purported to do a better job of roasting beans for espresso extraction over their fluid bed brethern. Tex can jump in here anytime and correct me if I'm wrong but it's my understand that fluid bed roasters bring out the brightness in a bean whereas the drum roaster will tend to mute that flavor component. I don't know about you but I don't care for an overly bright shot of anything. In the vac pot, it's acceptable but I don't care to drink bright espresso. So for me (if I were you) I wouldn't consider anything but a drum roaster and if you're just want to get into this w/o getting your feet soaked, $300 isn't a lot of money as far as drum roasters go. Others may have better or different ideas



                  Jake
                  Reddick Fla.
                  We believed that anything worth doing was worth overdoing.
                  – Steven Tyler





                  --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, "sh8knj8kster" <sh8knj8k@...> wrote:
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                  > > -----Original Message-----
                  > > From: "sh8knj8kster" <sh8knj8k@>
                  > > Date: Tue, 03 Nov 2009 06:25:46
                  > > To: <BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com>
                  > > Subject: [BUG] Re: Roasting coffee at home
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                  > > --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, "ed" <edward09603@> wrote:
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                • Tex
                  Jake puts too fine a point on the differences between roaster types - any home roaster will give you coffee to kill for. It then becomes a matter of buying the
                  Message 8 of 22 , Nov 4, 2009
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                    Jake puts too fine a point on the differences between roaster types - any home roaster will give you coffee to kill for. It then becomes a matter of buying the type of beans that best appeals to your tastes.

                    I like most Brazilian beans as the base for my espresso blends and either a good dry-processed Yemen or Ethiopian for the fruit. One thing's for sure, once you start roasting your own coffee you'll understand how this hobby can turn into an obsession. ;-)

                    Tex

                    --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, "sh8knj8kster" <sh8knj8k@...> wrote:
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                    > Some further thoughts on a roaster for you Ed...the I-Roar you're looking at is the better part of $200. For another $100, you can get into a drum roaster (Behmor). Drum roasters are purported to do a better job of roasting beans for espresso extraction over their fluid bed brethern. Tex can jump in here anytime and correct me if I'm wrong but it's my understand that fluid bed roasters bring out the brightness in a bean whereas the drum roaster will tend to mute that flavor component. I don't know about you but I don't care for an overly bright shot of anything. In the vac pot, it's acceptable but I don't care to drink bright espresso. So for me (if I were you) I wouldn't consider anything but a drum roaster and if you're just want to get into this w/o getting your feet soaked, $300 isn't a lot of money as far as drum roasters go. Others may have better or different ideas
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                    > Jake
                    > Reddick Fla.
                    > We believed that anything worth doing was worth overdoing.
                    > – Steven Tyler
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                    > --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, "sh8knj8kster" <sh8knj8k@> wrote:
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                    > > --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, edward09603@ wrote:
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                    > > > Looking at a nesco and an i-roast
                    > > > Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry
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                    > > ~~~~I can't help you Ed, never used either of those myself. Perhaps someone else from this list has and will be along shortly
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                    > > Reddick Fla.
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                    > > > -----Original Message-----
                    > > > From: "sh8knj8kster" <sh8knj8k@>
                    > > > Date: Tue, 03 Nov 2009 06:25:46
                    > > > To: <BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com>
                    > > > Subject: [BUG] Re: Roasting coffee at home
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                    > > > --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, "ed" <edward09603@> wrote:
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                    > > > > What recommendations does anyone have for a home coffee roaster.
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                  • Susan
                    Just this minute pulled 12 oz of washed Sidamo out of the TO/UFO. Can t wait to taste it !!!! Yummmmmmmmmmm..... Susan
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                      Just this minute pulled 12 oz of washed Sidamo out of the TO/UFO. Can't
                      wait to taste it !!!!
                      Yummmmmmmmmmm.....

                      Susan

                      Tex wrote:
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                      > Jake puts too fine a point on the differences between roaster types -
                      > any home roaster will give you coffee to kill for. It then becomes a
                      > matter of buying the type of beans that best appeals to your tastes.
                      >
                      > I like most Brazilian beans as the base for my espresso blends and
                      > either a good dry-processed Yemen or Ethiopian for the fruit. One
                      > thing's for sure, once you start roasting your own coffee you'll
                      > understand how this hobby can turn into an obsession. ;-)
                      >
                      > Tex
                      >
                      > --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com
                      > <mailto:BUG-is-Bunn%40yahoogroups.com>, "sh8knj8kster" <sh8knj8k@...>
                      > wrote:
                      > >
                      > > Some further thoughts on a roaster for you Ed...the I-Roar you're
                      > looking at is the better part of $200. For another $100, you can get
                      > into a drum roaster (Behmor). Drum roasters are purported to do a
                      > better job of roasting beans for espresso extraction over their fluid
                      > bed brethern. Tex can jump in here anytime and correct me if I'm wrong
                      > but it's my understand that fluid bed roasters bring out the
                      > brightness in a bean whereas the drum roaster will tend to mute that
                      > flavor component. I don't know about you but I don't care for an
                      > overly bright shot of anything. In the vac pot, it's acceptable but I
                      > don't care to drink bright espresso. So for me (if I were you) I
                      > wouldn't consider anything but a drum roaster and if you're just want
                      > to get into this w/o getting your feet soaked, $300 isn't a lot of
                      > money as far as drum roasters go. Others may have better or different
                      > ideas
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                      > > Reddick Fla.
                      > > We believed that anything worth doing was worth overdoing.
                      > > – Steven Tyler
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                      > > --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com
                      > <mailto:BUG-is-Bunn%40yahoogroups.com>, "sh8knj8kster" <sh8knj8k@> wrote:
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                      > > > --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com
                      > <mailto:BUG-is-Bunn%40yahoogroups.com>, edward09603@ wrote:
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                      > > > > Looking at a nesco and an i-roast
                      > > > > Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry
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                      > > > ~~~~I can't help you Ed, never used either of those myself.
                      > Perhaps someone else from this list has and will be along shortly
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                      > > > > -----Original Message-----
                      > > > > From: "sh8knj8kster" <sh8knj8k@>
                      > > > > Date: Tue, 03 Nov 2009 06:25:46
                      > > > > To: <BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com
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                      > > > > Subject: [BUG] Re: Roasting coffee at home
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                      > > > > --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com
                      > <mailto:BUG-is-Bunn%40yahoogroups.com>, "ed" <edward09603@> wrote:
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                      > > > > > What recommendations does anyone have for a home coffee roaster.
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                      > http://www.sweetmarias.com, <http://www.sweetmarias.com,> plus they
                      > sell green beans.
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                      > > > > ~~~Which two? Mention the brands/models and I'm sure one of us
                      > could share experiences we've had with it
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                      > > > > My local coffee roaster just shut down or moved without any
                      > warning, so I am having to buy Lavazzia coffee. Good substitute, but
                      > not super fresh.
                      > > > >
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                      > > > >
                      > > > > ~~~Good excuse for you to jump into this segment of the coffee
                      > hobby=:-)
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                      > > > > > Thanks for any help on brands and prices.
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                      > > > > ~~~~Again, let us know which models you are thinking about and
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                    • Tex
                      Hey Gal, When are you going to shoot some video of that roaster in action? Here s my UFO/CO in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8tl0jul_2k (shortened a
                      Message 10 of 22 , Nov 4, 2009
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                        Hey Gal,
                        When are you going to shoot some video of that roaster in action? Here's my UFO/CO in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8tl0jul_2k (shortened a bit to fit YouTube time limits).

                        Tex


                        --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, Susan <landperson@...> wrote:
                        >
                        > Just this minute pulled 12 oz of washed Sidamo out of the TO/UFO. Can't
                        > wait to taste it !!!!
                        > Yummmmmmmmmmm.....
                        >
                        > Susan
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                        > Tex wrote:
                        > >
                        > > Jake puts too fine a point on the differences between roaster types -
                        > > any home roaster will give you coffee to kill for. It then becomes a
                        > > matter of buying the type of beans that best appeals to your tastes.
                        > >
                        > > I like most Brazilian beans as the base for my espresso blends and
                        > > either a good dry-processed Yemen or Ethiopian for the fruit. One
                        > > thing's for sure, once you start roasting your own coffee you'll
                        > > understand how this hobby can turn into an obsession. ;-)
                        > >
                        > > Tex
                        > >
                        > > --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com
                        > > <mailto:BUG-is-Bunn%40yahoogroups.com>, "sh8knj8kster" <sh8knj8k@>
                        > > wrote:
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                        > > > Some further thoughts on a roaster for you Ed...the I-Roar you're
                        > > looking at is the better part of $200. For another $100, you can get
                        > > into a drum roaster (Behmor). Drum roasters are purported to do a
                        > > better job of roasting beans for espresso extraction over their fluid
                        > > bed brethern. Tex can jump in here anytime and correct me if I'm wrong
                        > > but it's my understand that fluid bed roasters bring out the
                        > > brightness in a bean whereas the drum roaster will tend to mute that
                        > > flavor component. I don't know about you but I don't care for an
                        > > overly bright shot of anything. In the vac pot, it's acceptable but I
                        > > don't care to drink bright espresso. So for me (if I were you) I
                        > > wouldn't consider anything but a drum roaster and if you're just want
                        > > to get into this w/o getting your feet soaked, $300 isn't a lot of
                        > > money as far as drum roasters go. Others may have better or different
                        > > ideas
                        > > >
                        > > >
                        > > >
                        > > > Jake
                        > > > Reddick Fla.
                        > > > We believed that anything worth doing was worth overdoing.
                        > > > – Steven Tyler
                        > > >
                        > > >
                        > > >
                        > > >
                        > > >
                        > > > --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com
                        > > <mailto:BUG-is-Bunn%40yahoogroups.com>, "sh8knj8kster" <sh8knj8k@> wrote:
                        > > > >
                        > > > >
                        > > > >
                        > > > > --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com
                        > > <mailto:BUG-is-Bunn%40yahoogroups.com>, edward09603@ wrote:
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > > Looking at a nesco and an i-roast
                        > > > > > Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry
                        > > > > >
                        > > > >
                        > > > >
                        > > > >
                        > > > >
                        > > > >
                        > > > > ~~~~I can't help you Ed, never used either of those myself.
                        > > Perhaps someone else from this list has and will be along shortly
                        > > > >
                        > > > >
                        > > > >
                        > > > >
                        > > > >
                        > > > > Jake
                        > > > > Reddick Fla.
                        > > > >
                        > > > >
                        > > > >
                        > > > >
                        > > > >
                        > > > > > -----Original Message-----
                        > > > > > From: "sh8knj8kster" <sh8knj8k@>
                        > > > > > Date: Tue, 03 Nov 2009 06:25:46
                        > > > > > To: <BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com
                        > > <mailto:BUG-is-Bunn%40yahoogroups.com>>
                        > > > > > Subject: [BUG] Re: Roasting coffee at home
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > > --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com
                        > > <mailto:BUG-is-Bunn%40yahoogroups.com>, "ed" <edward09603@> wrote:
                        > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > What recommendations does anyone have for a home coffee roaster.
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > > ~~~~Depends on what your budget is Ed
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > > I am looking at two different ones I found on
                        > > http://www.sweetmarias.com, <http://www.sweetmarias.com,> plus they
                        > > sell green beans.
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > > ~~~Which two? Mention the brands/models and I'm sure one of us
                        > > could share experiences we've had with it
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > > My local coffee roaster just shut down or moved without any
                        > > warning, so I am having to buy Lavazzia coffee. Good substitute, but
                        > > not super fresh.
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > > ~~~Good excuse for you to jump into this segment of the coffee
                        > > hobby=:-)
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > > > Thanks for any help on brands and prices.
                        > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > Ed Benton
                        > > > > > >
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > > ~~~~Again, let us know which models you are thinking about and
                        > > more than likely one of us have used it and can relate pros and cons
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > > Jake
                        > > > > > Reddick Fla.
                        > > > > > I roast therefore I am
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                      • Susan
                        Sorry, no videos from this girl. They exceed the limitations of my current toys, not to mention talents. Susan
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                          Sorry, no videos from this girl.
                          They exceed the limitations of my current toys, not to mention talents.
                          Susan

                          Tex wrote:
                          >
                          > Hey Gal,
                          > When are you going to shoot some video of that roaster in action?
                          > Here's my UFO/CO in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8tl0jul_2k
                          > <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8tl0jul_2k> (shortened a bit to fit
                          > YouTube time limits).
                          >
                          > Tex
                          >
                          > --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com
                          > <mailto:BUG-is-Bunn%40yahoogroups.com>, Susan <landperson@...> wrote:
                          > >
                          > > Just this minute pulled 12 oz of washed Sidamo out of the TO/UFO. Can't
                          > > wait to taste it !!!!
                          > > Yummmmmmmmmmm.....
                          > >
                          > > Susan
                          > >
                          > > Tex wrote:
                          > > >
                          > > > Jake puts too fine a point on the differences between roaster types -
                          > > > any home roaster will give you coffee to kill for. It then becomes a
                          > > > matter of buying the type of beans that best appeals to your tastes.
                          > > >
                          > > > I like most Brazilian beans as the base for my espresso blends and
                          > > > either a good dry-processed Yemen or Ethiopian for the fruit. One
                          > > > thing's for sure, once you start roasting your own coffee you'll
                          > > > understand how this hobby can turn into an obsession. ;-)
                          > > >
                          > > > Tex
                          > > >
                          > > > --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com
                          > <mailto:BUG-is-Bunn%40yahoogroups.com>
                          > > > <mailto:BUG-is-Bunn%40yahoogroups.com>, "sh8knj8kster" <sh8knj8k@>
                          > > > wrote:
                          > > > >
                          > > > > Some further thoughts on a roaster for you Ed...the I-Roar you're
                          > > > looking at is the better part of $200. For another $100, you can get
                          > > > into a drum roaster (Behmor). Drum roasters are purported to do a
                          > > > better job of roasting beans for espresso extraction over their fluid
                          > > > bed brethern. Tex can jump in here anytime and correct me if I'm
                          > wrong
                          > > > but it's my understand that fluid bed roasters bring out the
                          > > > brightness in a bean whereas the drum roaster will tend to mute that
                          > > > flavor component. I don't know about you but I don't care for an
                          > > > overly bright shot of anything. In the vac pot, it's acceptable but I
                          > > > don't care to drink bright espresso. So for me (if I were you) I
                          > > > wouldn't consider anything but a drum roaster and if you're just want
                          > > > to get into this w/o getting your feet soaked, $300 isn't a lot of
                          > > > money as far as drum roasters go. Others may have better or different
                          > > > ideas
                          > > > >
                          > > > >
                          > > > >
                          > > > > Jake
                          > > > > Reddick Fla.
                          > > > > We believed that anything worth doing was worth overdoing.
                          > > > > – Steven Tyler
                          > > > >
                          > > > >
                          > > > >
                          > > > >
                          > > > >
                          > > > > --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com
                          > <mailto:BUG-is-Bunn%40yahoogroups.com>
                          > > > <mailto:BUG-is-Bunn%40yahoogroups.com>, "sh8knj8kster" <sh8knj8k@>
                          > wrote:
                          > > > > >
                          > > > > >
                          > > > > >
                          > > > > > --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com
                          > <mailto:BUG-is-Bunn%40yahoogroups.com>
                          > > > <mailto:BUG-is-Bunn%40yahoogroups.com>, edward09603@ wrote:
                          > > > > > >
                          > > > > > > Looking at a nesco and an i-roast
                          > > > > > > Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry
                          > > > > > >
                          > > > > >
                          > > > > >
                          > > > > >
                          > > > > >
                          > > > > >
                          > > > > > ~~~~I can't help you Ed, never used either of those myself.
                          > > > Perhaps someone else from this list has and will be along shortly
                          > > > > >
                          > > > > >
                          > > > > >
                          > > > > >
                          > > > > >
                          > > > > > Jake
                          > > > > > Reddick Fla.
                          > > > > >
                          > > > > >
                          > > > > >
                          > > > > >
                          > > > > >
                          > > > > > > -----Original Message-----
                          > > > > > > From: "sh8knj8kster" <sh8knj8k@>
                          > > > > > > Date: Tue, 03 Nov 2009 06:25:46
                          > > > > > > To: <BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com
                          > <mailto:BUG-is-Bunn%40yahoogroups.com>
                          > > > <mailto:BUG-is-Bunn%40yahoogroups.com>>
                          > > > > > > Subject: [BUG] Re: Roasting coffee at home
                          > > > > > >
                          > > > > > >
                          > > > > > >
                          > > > > > > --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com
                          > <mailto:BUG-is-Bunn%40yahoogroups.com>
                          > > > <mailto:BUG-is-Bunn%40yahoogroups.com>, "ed" <edward09603@> wrote:
                          > > > > > > >
                          > > > > > > > What recommendations does anyone have for a home coffee
                          > roaster.
                          > > > > > >
                          > > > > > >
                          > > > > > >
                          > > > > > >
                          > > > > > > ~~~~Depends on what your budget is Ed
                          > > > > > >
                          > > > > > >
                          > > > > > >
                          > > > > > >
                          > > > > > >
                          > > > > > > I am looking at two different ones I found on
                          > > > http://www.sweetmarias.com, <http://www.sweetmarias.com,>
                          > <http://www.sweetmarias.com, <http://www.sweetmarias.com,>> plus they
                          > > > sell green beans.
                          > > > > > >
                          > > > > > >
                          > > > > > >
                          > > > > > >
                          > > > > > >
                          > > > > > > ~~~Which two? Mention the brands/models and I'm sure one of us
                          > > > could share experiences we've had with it
                          > > > > > >
                          > > > > > >
                          > > > > > >
                          > > > > > >
                          > > > > > >
                          > > > > > > My local coffee roaster just shut down or moved without any
                          > > > warning, so I am having to buy Lavazzia coffee. Good substitute, but
                          > > > not super fresh.
                          > > > > > >
                          > > > > > >
                          > > > > > >
                          > > > > > >
                          > > > > > >
                          > > > > > > ~~~Good excuse for you to jump into this segment of the coffee
                          > > > hobby=:-)
                          > > > > > >
                          > > > > > >
                          > > > > > >
                          > > > > > >
                          > > > > > >
                          > > > > > > > Thanks for any help on brands and prices.
                          > > > > > > >
                          > > > > > > > Ed Benton
                          > > > > > > >
                          > > > > > >
                          > > > > > >
                          > > > > > >
                          > > > > > >
                          > > > > > >
                          > > > > > > ~~~~Again, let us know which models you are thinking about and
                          > > > more than likely one of us have used it and can relate pros and cons
                          > > > > > >
                          > > > > > >
                          > > > > > >
                          > > > > > >
                          > > > > > >
                          > > > > > >
                          > > > > > > Jake
                          > > > > > > Reddick Fla.
                          > > > > > > I roast therefore I am
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                        • sh8knj8kster
                          Here s another reason to consider the behmor over the i-roar. Roast length (capacity). Although behmor claims it will roast a full pound of coffee, and it
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                            Here's another reason to consider the behmor over the i-roar. Roast length (capacity). Although behmor claims it will roast a full pound of coffee, and it can, you wont be roasting a full pound of dry processed coffee to FC+ but you can get away with loading 12 ounces into the drum, and in all likelihiood, avoid having a fire towards the end=:-)


                            Depending on how much coffee you drink Ed, having a larger capacity roaster is nice and for a $100 more...something to consider, how often you want to roast.


                            Have fun with whatever you end up using!



                            Jake
                            Reddick Fla.



                            --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, "Tex" <Texas_Coffee@...> wrote:
                            >
                            > Jake puts too fine a point on the differences between roaster types - any home roaster will give you coffee to kill for. It then becomes a matter of buying the type of beans that best appeals to your tastes.
                            >
                            > I like most Brazilian beans as the base for my espresso blends and either a good dry-processed Yemen or Ethiopian for the fruit. One thing's for sure, once you start roasting your own coffee you'll understand how this hobby can turn into an obsession. ;-)
                            >
                            > Tex
                            >
                            > --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, "sh8knj8kster" <sh8knj8k@> wrote:
                            > >
                            > > Some further thoughts on a roaster for you Ed...the I-Roar you're looking at is the better part of $200. For another $100, you can get into a drum roaster (Behmor). Drum roasters are purported to do a better job of roasting beans for espresso extraction over their fluid bed brethern. Tex can jump in here anytime and correct me if I'm wrong but it's my understand that fluid bed roasters bring out the brightness in a bean whereas the drum roaster will tend to mute that flavor component. I don't know about you but I don't care for an overly bright shot of anything. In the vac pot, it's acceptable but I don't care to drink bright espresso. So for me (if I were you) I wouldn't consider anything but a drum roaster and if you're just want to get into this w/o getting your feet soaked, $300 isn't a lot of money as far as drum roasters go. Others may have better or different ideas
                            > >
                            > >
                            > >
                            > > Jake
                            > > Reddick Fla.
                            > > We believed that anything worth doing was worth overdoing.
                            > > – Steven Tyler
                            > >
                            > >
                            > >
                            > >
                            > >
                            > > --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, "sh8knj8kster" <sh8knj8k@> wrote:
                            > > >
                            > > >
                            > > >
                            > > > --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, edward09603@ wrote:
                            > > > >
                            > > > > Looking at a nesco and an i-roast
                            > > > > Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry
                            > > > >
                            > > >
                            > > >
                            > > >
                            > > >
                            > > >
                            > > > ~~~~I can't help you Ed, never used either of those myself. Perhaps someone else from this list has and will be along shortly
                            > > >
                            > > >
                            > > >
                            > > >
                            > > >
                            > > > Jake
                            > > > Reddick Fla.
                            > > >
                            > > >
                            > > >
                            > > >
                            > > >
                            > > > > -----Original Message-----
                            > > > > From: "sh8knj8kster" <sh8knj8k@>
                            > > > > Date: Tue, 03 Nov 2009 06:25:46
                            > > > > To: <BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com>
                            > > > > Subject: [BUG] Re: Roasting coffee at home
                            > > > >
                            > > > >
                            > > > >
                            > > > > --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, "ed" <edward09603@> wrote:
                            > > > > >
                            > > > > > What recommendations does anyone have for a home coffee roaster.
                            > > > >
                            > > > >
                            > > > >
                            > > > >
                            > > > > ~~~~Depends on what your budget is Ed
                            > > > >
                            > > > >
                            > > > >
                            > > > >
                            > > > >
                            > > > > I am looking at two different ones I found on http://www.sweetmarias.com, plus they sell green beans.
                            > > > >
                            > > > >
                            > > > >
                            > > > >
                            > > > >
                            > > > > ~~~Which two? Mention the brands/models and I'm sure one of us could share experiences we've had with it
                            > > > >
                            > > > >
                            > > > >
                            > > > >
                            > > > >
                            > > > > My local coffee roaster just shut down or moved without any warning, so I am having to buy Lavazzia coffee. Good substitute, but not super fresh.
                            > > > >
                            > > > >
                            > > > >
                            > > > >
                            > > > >
                            > > > > ~~~Good excuse for you to jump into this segment of the coffee hobby=:-)
                            > > > >
                            > > > >
                            > > > >
                            > > > >
                            > > > >
                            > > > > > Thanks for any help on brands and prices.
                            > > > > >
                            > > > > > Ed Benton
                            > > > > >
                            > > > >
                            > > > >
                            > > > >
                            > > > >
                            > > > >
                            > > > > ~~~~Again, let us know which models you are thinking about and more than likely one of us have used it and can relate pros and cons
                            > > > >
                            > > > >
                            > > > >
                            > > > >
                            > > > >
                            > > > >
                            > > > > Jake
                            > > > > Reddick Fla.
                            > > > > I roast therefore I am
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                          • Tex
                            On that note, I roast ~1 lb per week just for me & the wife. That s 1 batch per week for 15 minutes. Hardly time intensive to home roast no matter which
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                              On that note, I roast ~1 lb per week just for me & the wife. That's 1 batch per week for 15 minutes. Hardly time intensive to home roast no matter which machine you get!

                              Tex

                              --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, "sh8knj8kster" <sh8knj8k@...> wrote:
                              >
                              >
                              > Here's another reason to consider the behmor over the i-roar. Roast length (capacity). Although behmor claims it will roast a full pound of coffee, and it can, you wont be roasting a full pound of dry processed coffee to FC+ but you can get away with loading 12 ounces into the drum, and in all likelihiood, avoid having a fire towards the end=:-)
                              >
                              >
                              > Depending on how much coffee you drink Ed, having a larger capacity roaster is nice and for a $100 more...something to consider, how often you want to roast.
                              >
                              >
                              > Have fun with whatever you end up using!
                              >
                              >
                              >
                              > Jake
                              > Reddick Fla.
                              >
                              >
                              >
                              > --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, "Tex" <Texas_Coffee@> wrote:
                              > >
                              > > Jake puts too fine a point on the differences between roaster types - any home roaster will give you coffee to kill for. It then becomes a matter of buying the type of beans that best appeals to your tastes.
                              > >
                              > > I like most Brazilian beans as the base for my espresso blends and either a good dry-processed Yemen or Ethiopian for the fruit. One thing's for sure, once you start roasting your own coffee you'll understand how this hobby can turn into an obsession. ;-)
                              > >
                              > > Tex
                              > >
                              > > --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, "sh8knj8kster" <sh8knj8k@> wrote:
                              > > >
                              > > > Some further thoughts on a roaster for you Ed...the I-Roar you're looking at is the better part of $200. For another $100, you can get into a drum roaster (Behmor). Drum roasters are purported to do a better job of roasting beans for espresso extraction over their fluid bed brethern. Tex can jump in here anytime and correct me if I'm wrong but it's my understand that fluid bed roasters bring out the brightness in a bean whereas the drum roaster will tend to mute that flavor component. I don't know about you but I don't care for an overly bright shot of anything. In the vac pot, it's acceptable but I don't care to drink bright espresso. So for me (if I were you) I wouldn't consider anything but a drum roaster and if you're just want to get into this w/o getting your feet soaked, $300 isn't a lot of money as far as drum roasters go. Others may have better or different ideas
                              > > >
                              > > >
                              > > >
                              > > > Jake
                              > > > Reddick Fla.
                              > > > We believed that anything worth doing was worth overdoing.
                              > > > – Steven Tyler
                              > > >
                              > > >
                              > > >
                              > > >
                              > > >
                              > > > --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, "sh8knj8kster" <sh8knj8k@> wrote:
                              > > > >
                              > > > >
                              > > > >
                              > > > > --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, edward09603@ wrote:
                              > > > > >
                              > > > > > Looking at a nesco and an i-roast
                              > > > > > Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry
                              > > > > >
                              > > > >
                              > > > >
                              > > > >
                              > > > >
                              > > > >
                              > > > > ~~~~I can't help you Ed, never used either of those myself. Perhaps someone else from this list has and will be along shortly
                              > > > >
                              > > > >
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                              > > > >
                              > > > >
                              > > > > Jake
                              > > > > Reddick Fla.
                              > > > >
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                              > > > > > From: "sh8knj8kster" <sh8knj8k@>
                              > > > > > Date: Tue, 03 Nov 2009 06:25:46
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                              > > > > > Subject: [BUG] Re: Roasting coffee at home
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                              > > > > > > What recommendations does anyone have for a home coffee roaster.
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                              > > > > > I am looking at two different ones I found on http://www.sweetmarias.com, plus they sell green beans.
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                              > > > > > ~~~Which two? Mention the brands/models and I'm sure one of us could share experiences we've had with it
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                              > > > > > My local coffee roaster just shut down or moved without any warning, so I am having to buy Lavazzia coffee. Good substitute, but not super fresh.
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                            • EricT
                              I have been home roasting for about 9 months and started with a Nesco. It is great for indoor use because of the catalytic smoke filter. However I found that
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                                I have been home roasting for about 9 months and started with a Nesco. It is great for indoor use because of the catalytic smoke filter. However I found that the coffee tends to be a little dull. It is also very difficult to hear the first and second crack stages. Consequently I sold my Nesco on eBay and now use a homemade tomato can roaster in the garage (lots of smoke). The cracks are very distinct and I can also get a measure of the roast progression from the amount and smell of the smoke. A variac is used to control the roast time and profile. With a little practice I have been able to just about exactly duplicate the roast timing described in Sweet Maria's roasting process guide. I will post some photos in the photo section.

                                --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, edward09603@... wrote:
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                                > Looking at a nesco and an i-roast
                                > Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry
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                                > -----Original Message-----
                                > From: "sh8knj8kster" <sh8knj8k@...>
                                > Date: Tue, 03 Nov 2009 06:25:46
                                > To: <BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com>
                                > Subject: [BUG] Re: Roasting coffee at home
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                                > --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, "ed" <edward09603@> wrote:
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                                > > What recommendations does anyone have for a home coffee roaster.
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                              • sh8knj8kster
                                Hard for me to put a number on what I m drinking now as it s been all over the place. At the height of my espresso consumption I was using 3.6 ounces a day
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                                  Hard for me to put a number on what I'm drinking now as it's been all over the place. At the height of my espresso consumption I was using 3.6 ounces a day (Six 17 gram shots). When my work schedule got bolixed up 10 + weeks ago, consumption went down. I haven't had a shot of espresso in 2 weeks, no coffee as far as that goes but I was ill for a while and cut it out. That's about to change=:-)


                                  As far as my roaster capacity goes, I'm starting out with 250 grams of greens into the roaster but by the time the roast is finished, I'm left with 200 grams or so. So when I was pulling a half dozen shots daily, I had to roast every other day. I always made time for it=:-)




                                  Jake
                                  Reddick Fla.




                                  --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, "Tex" <Texas_Coffee@...> wrote:
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                                  > On that note, I roast ~1 lb per week just for me & the wife. That's 1 batch per week for 15 minutes. Hardly time intensive to home roast no matter which machine you get!
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                                  > Tex
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                                  > --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, "sh8knj8kster" <sh8knj8k@> wrote:
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                                  > > Here's another reason to consider the behmor over the i-roar. Roast length (capacity). Although behmor claims it will roast a full pound of coffee, and it can, you wont be roasting a full pound of dry processed coffee to FC+ but you can get away with loading 12 ounces into the drum, and in all likelihiood, avoid having a fire towards the end=:-)
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                                  > > Depending on how much coffee you drink Ed, having a larger capacity roaster is nice and for a $100 more...something to consider, how often you want to roast.
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                                  > > --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, "Tex" <Texas_Coffee@> wrote:
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                                  > > > Jake puts too fine a point on the differences between roaster types - any home roaster will give you coffee to kill for. It then becomes a matter of buying the type of beans that best appeals to your tastes.
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                                  > > > I like most Brazilian beans as the base for my espresso blends and either a good dry-processed Yemen or Ethiopian for the fruit. One thing's for sure, once you start roasting your own coffee you'll understand how this hobby can turn into an obsession. ;-)
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                                  > > > --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, "sh8knj8kster" <sh8knj8k@> wrote:
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                                  > > > > Some further thoughts on a roaster for you Ed...the I-Roar you're looking at is the better part of $200. For another $100, you can get into a drum roaster (Behmor). Drum roasters are purported to do a better job of roasting beans for espresso extraction over their fluid bed brethern. Tex can jump in here anytime and correct me if I'm wrong but it's my understand that fluid bed roasters bring out the brightness in a bean whereas the drum roaster will tend to mute that flavor component. I don't know about you but I don't care for an overly bright shot of anything. In the vac pot, it's acceptable but I don't care to drink bright espresso. So for me (if I were you) I wouldn't consider anything but a drum roaster and if you're just want to get into this w/o getting your feet soaked, $300 isn't a lot of money as far as drum roasters go. Others may have better or different ideas
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                                  > > > > > --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, edward09603@ wrote:
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                                  > > > > > > -----Original Message-----
                                  > > > > > > From: "sh8knj8kster" <sh8knj8k@>
                                  > > > > > > Date: Tue, 03 Nov 2009 06:25:46
                                  > > > > > > To: <BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com>
                                  > > > > > > Subject: [BUG] Re: Roasting coffee at home
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                                  > > > > > > --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, "ed" <edward09603@> wrote:
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                                  > > > > > > > What recommendations does anyone have for a home coffee roaster.
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                                • Susan
                                  It never ceases to amaze me that even in this retired woman s life that 15 minutes (plus the time to haul the equipment out to the back deck, cool beans,
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                                    It never ceases to amaze me that even in this retired woman's life that
                                    15 minutes (plus the time to haul the equipment out to the back deck,
                                    cool beans, etc....all of which still only comes to about 30 minutes)
                                    can sometimes be so very hard to find......

                                    I was out of coffee a few weeks ago when I stopped into a Costco that I
                                    don't usually frequent and realized they roast on site in a Diederich
                                    monster machine. It all smelled so good that I bought a 2.5# sack of
                                    Sumatra that had been roasted the day before to quite a nice looking and
                                    delicious smelling presentation. And??? It was absolutely
                                    undrinkable. I tried it for two days: pourover, Krups Mocha
                                    Brew....all swill. Good only for compost. So, the morning my guests
                                    were due to arrive (time crunch be damned) I popped out to the back deck
                                    and put some Kenya Peaberry into the UFO/TO and....what a delight. No
                                    more Costco coffee for me, although some say it's okay.....

                                    Susan


                                    Tex wrote:
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                                    > On that note, I roast ~1 lb per week just for me & the wife. That's 1
                                    > batch per week for 15 minutes. Hardly time intensive to home roast no
                                    > matter which machine you get!
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                                  • Tex
                                    It all starts with the coffee. We re used to specialty coffee now Susan, and just any ol beans won t do anymore. Costco buys good beans, just not the ones
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                                      It all starts with the coffee. We're used to specialty coffee now Susan, and just any ol' beans won't do anymore. Costco buys good beans, just not the ones that cup in the upper 80's and never the COE's that I love!

                                      If your Costco carries the Ruta Maya preroasted Mexican Chiapas beans in a medium roast give it a try. I frequently use this when I'm in charge of coffee for large gatherings (it comes in 1 kilo bags so it will get stale if you don't use a lot).

                                      Tex

                                      --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, Susan <landperson@...> wrote:
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                                      > It never ceases to amaze me that even in this retired woman's life that
                                      > 15 minutes (plus the time to haul the equipment out to the back deck,
                                      > cool beans, etc....all of which still only comes to about 30 minutes)
                                      > can sometimes be so very hard to find......
                                      >
                                      > I was out of coffee a few weeks ago when I stopped into a Costco that I
                                      > don't usually frequent and realized they roast on site in a Diederich
                                      > monster machine. It all smelled so good that I bought a 2.5# sack of
                                      > Sumatra that had been roasted the day before to quite a nice looking and
                                      > delicious smelling presentation. And??? It was absolutely
                                      > undrinkable. I tried it for two days: pourover, Krups Mocha
                                      > Brew....all swill. Good only for compost. So, the morning my guests
                                      > were due to arrive (time crunch be damned) I popped out to the back deck
                                      > and put some Kenya Peaberry into the UFO/TO and....what a delight. No
                                      > more Costco coffee for me, although some say it's okay.....
                                      >
                                      > Susan
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                                      > Tex wrote:
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                                      > > On that note, I roast ~1 lb per week just for me & the wife. That's 1
                                      > > batch per week for 15 minutes. Hardly time intensive to home roast no
                                      > > matter which machine you get!
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                                    • Susan
                                      Ah, no way I can use a kilo, so the Ruta Maya route isn t gonna work for me. It does remind me, though, that the woman at Costco who was roasting when I bought
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                                        Ah, no way I can use a kilo, so the Ruta Maya route isn't gonna work for me.
                                        It does remind me, though, that the woman at Costco who was roasting
                                        when I bought the Sumatran said that Costco was going to be selling
                                        greens at some point. Given my experience with the Sumatran and the
                                        fact that I've got two bureau drawers full of good greens right now, I
                                        think I won't be buying from them. Still it's always good to know.

                                        Susan

                                        Tex wrote:
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                                        > It all starts with the coffee. We're used to specialty coffee now
                                        > Susan, and just any ol' beans won't do anymore. Costco buys good
                                        > beans, just not the ones that cup in the upper 80's and never the
                                        > COE's that I love!
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                                        > If your Costco carries the Ruta Maya preroasted Mexican Chiapas beans
                                        > in a medium roast give it a try. I frequently use this when I'm in
                                        > charge of coffee for large gatherings (it comes in 1 kilo bags so it
                                        > will get stale if you don't use a lot).
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