Just spotted this article: Zen Manualist Coffee: Part 1 - roast your own beans
Thought it was a really great idea, I may try ordering some organic green beans and giving it a go. The house would smell amazing!
If you like coffee that is.
asked byMash (8574)
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on May 14, 2013
at 04:01 PM
Yes! I roast my own beans in half pound batches a couple times a week. I live in LA. There are ample coffee shops with very expensive single origin coffees, which are all very good, but my coffee beats every one of those places hands-down. No one really roasts their own beans anymore; as a result, no one really knows what fresh coffee tastes like. It's a night and day difference from the coffee most people are used to drinking. You know how freshly baked bread is always better than older, store bought bread? It's the same thing with coffee. It's also very easy to do. I have a Gene Cafe roaster, and it takes me about 15 minutes to roast a batch. Another plus is the cost-savings. I can get a pound of unroasted single-origin beans that would cost $4/cup at a boutique coffee shop for about $6/lb. This morning, I had some Sulawesi that I roasted a couple days ago. It had the complexity of a fine wine. All of this is to say that if you're interested, I strongly encourage you to give it a try.