[Homeroast] First Annual HB Home Roasting Competition

Mike Chester mchet at charter.net
Sun Feb 28 11:15:44 CST 2010

Well, the results are in and I am surprised that this is the first post 
about the competition.  As far as I know, the winners in each category are 
not members of this list, but John Despres, who is a member got special 
recognition for finishing in the top five in both categories - fourth in 
brewed and fifth in espresso.  Congrats John!!  I did not make the cut in 
espresso and finished seventh in brewed with my SO of the Hue Hue.  The 
final tasting of the brewed coffees were  conducted by Tom and his crew.  I 
want to thank them as well as Jim Schulman for setting this up.  Jim has 
indicated that he plans to make this an annual competition which benefits us 
all.  There are some interesting and useful comments listed on Home Barista 
concerning the entries.  You can follow the link that Ed posted below. 
There are also individual threads about the results.  I would like to see 
more people from this list enter next year.  One of the comments that Jim 
made that I found to be heartening was that most of the entries, even those 
not making the finals, could be proudly served in any coffee shop.  That 
says a lot about our ability to use mostly amateur equipment to produce 
professional results.

Mike Chester

From: "Edward Bourgeois" <edbourgeois at gmail.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2010 2:44 PM
To: "sm" <homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>
Subject: [Homeroast]  First Annual HB Home Roasting Competition

> A great opportunity to blend and home roast some SM coffees and have
> them cupped and scored with comments. We can't get together at
> roasting retreats like the Pros. But this competition is very much
> modeled after the annual roast off they have at their retreat.
> http://www.home-barista.com/home-roasting/first-annual-hb-home-roasting-competition-t13074.html
> -- 
> Ed Bourgeois aka farmroast
> Amherst MA.
> http://coffee-roasting.blogspot.com/
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