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Home Coffee Roasting


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Ive gine through several generations ns of

 

roasters :

 

CafeRosto , iRoasto  (  names might not bow exactly correct )

 

a Behmor  i used to roast for my sister ....

 

it ' moved on ' to a ' reluctant roaster  ( now not quite a fanatic )

 

roasting my own coffee 

 

and going to SweetMaria very very early on 

 

vastly improved my morning cup

 

F.D.:  while in college , I visited friends in HJ

 

took a bus to NYC

 

and started walking from the very low numbers to the much higher ones

 

along a street or Ave.

 

in the Lower are , mished and mashed

 

there was a small place . called the Perfect Cup 

 

a Cup hung over the walkway on a carved sight 

 

walked in

 

first time I saw gore coffee beans ( theatrically displayed 

 

' in the sack '

 

but the aromas there were unbelivable

 

Perfect Cup  had a book

 

got it way back when and learned a lot.

 

 

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I tried my new Popper the other day.

 

I was going to take some pics , but I think

 

the various vids @ sweetmaria do this machine 

 

better justice.   its exactly as they say

 

https://library.sweetmarias.com/popper-is-a-coffee-roaster-an-introduction/

 

watch the videos .

 

ive been roasting for almost 20 years

 

and I enjoy it.    that's the key

 

and I get the coffee I personally like.

 

if you've had ' The Perfect Cup '

 

anywhere   and remember it

 

and would enjoy roasting 

 

( several things required : mostly ventilation )

 

this is a worthwhile entry point.

 

N.B.: it roasts 100 grams   // time

 

how much coffee is that  in the cup ?

 

21 grams is the standard amount for a double espresso.

 

a drip cup ?

 

I have no idea.

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, rotuts said:

21 grams is the standard amount for a double espresso.

 

a drip cup ?

I use approx. 1.75 grams of coffee per fluid oz of water…an 8 oz. water boil gets 14 grams…

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@curls 

 

I think the Popper is an outstanding 

 

roaster for a beginner .

 

w the extra coffee  ( a wise investment , at a discount )

 

its about $110 or so .

 

and I didn't realize it was invented , it seems , by Tom @ SM.

 

there are issues w home roasting  ( ventilation , etc )

 

that you might not be able to control  

 

the previous entry system was the PopcornPopper

 

$ 20 @ SM.    the videos point out some limitations

 

of the roast from an AirP{popper , which i had not thought about.

 

if you are fairly serious about home roasting

 

and haven't tried it.

 

this system is a serious notch above anything else

 

as  a beginners system.

 

dont forget :

 

https://www.sweetmarias.com/stovetop-roasting-starter-kit.html

 

and no , I don't work for SM

 

met them a couple of times

 

and liked them and their approach to green coffee a lot.

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@curls 

 

I look at it this way :

 

1 ) how much do you like and enjoy coffee ?

 

coffee,  maybe w a little sugar  , maybe a little milk // cream 

 

that's it .

 

2) have you had   ' a perfect cup '

 

it's a cup that was so much better than any you recall having

 

3) ventilation / balcony etc OK ?

 

and you've enjoyed quality roasts , local or

 

mail order  ( cautions here )

 

and enjoyed their differences ?

 

than its for you 

 

you have to enjoy the roasting itself

 

or its just another chore.

 

 

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