[Homeroast] Fresh Roast vs. Behmors, M3's, et cetera.

g paris p pchforever at gmail.com
Thu Dec 16 10:04:21 CST 2010


The debate will continue well after we are long gone.

For me my Fresh Roast was too small in terms of batch size after a year; it
was a great little roaster.
No question you roast and drink the top 5% of the coffee produced around the

There is always more to learn and for that you do need other tools and yep
a great country when we have those available or build them ourselves.
The frying pan roasts a great bean, we had a guy who built a fantastic tin
can roaster
for camping and it was wonderful because I tried it myself. The user
decides. I must tell you there
is a difference from roaster to roaster.

you did mention:

>>>Three-Days-Rest-is-Best standard.<<<

NOT, you are making a big mistake by not trying longer rests on some of your
surprise yourself sometime.

warmest regards,


On Wed, Dec 15, 2010 at 5:27 PM, John M. Howison <johnmhowison at gmail.com>wrote:

> Over recent months, I have read with amusement of the trials and
> triumphs of familiar posters to this list as they argue aboiut whether
> some roaster or other is worth five hundred dollars more than another.
> In a one-coffee-drinker household, my Fresh Roast rarely moves to the
> front of the kitchen counter for more than ten or twelve minutes a day
> to roast a half cup of SM's latest featured bean.  Ten or twelve very
> agreeable minutes. While roasting, I can see the beans and smell the
> beans and hear the beans throughout the process.  I can change the
> heat level back and forth from High to Medium to High, and can refine
> the process even further by altering the fan speed.   The "Cooler"
> button does its job effortlessly.
> After two or three trial runs , a new bean meets my standards.  My
> Jimma is more satisfactory to me than the offerings of my friend the
> professional Coffee Guy downtown, who gave $thousands for his roaster.
>  My roaster cost half as much as my grinderr.  Gee whiz.
> With a half dozen ceramic storage jars the size of a coffee mug,  I
> don't wander far from the Three-Days-Rest-is-Best standard.
> When it happens that I do a roast after dinner, I can hold a freshly
> roasted bean between my teeth and flow an ounce of cordial across it,
> Roman style.
> Despite my poverty, I regularly have great coffee -- coffee fit for
> the finest of beaks.  Is this a great century in a great country, or
> not?
> Contra muros, mater rubicolla
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