[Homeroast] Fwd: Espresso advice

Brian Kamnetz bkamnetz at gmail.com
Wed Jan 13 18:01:07 CST 2010


That was Luna Bee! (Now 2, iirc.) Pictures are posted, but I can't
remember how to get to them...

On Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 4:07 PM, Allon Stern <allon at radioactive.org> wrote:
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> On Jan 13, 2010, at 3:24 PM, Ryan M. Ward wrote:
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>> Thanks, you too. Kaylene told me this morning that she thinks tonight may be the night. (and thus the sleeplessness begins...coffee is good...)
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> For those of you new to the list, you should check out old postings from November 2007:
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> On Nov 7, 2007, at 5:45 PM, Kris McN wrote:
>> So, I've been in early labor since early this morning.  I've been thinking for awhile about what coffees I would want to have on hand after giving birth, so I've been hoping that I'd have a chance to roast before things got too intense.  I decided on a nice, subtle cup, the Panama Esmerelda Gesha; something with a bit of kick, for those early mornings where high octane is called for, Yemen Mokha Sana'ani; then a decaf, for those late nights where you don't really want any caffeine, just a good cup, the El Salvador PN Las Ranas WP Decaf.  I already have some Moka Kadir I roasted a couple of days ago to tide us over.  I roast with a HG/BrM setup up, outside on a piece of plywood on sawhorses under the eaves in the back.  It's been a nice, cool, foggy, fall morning.  My contractions were coming steadily every ten minutes or so, lasting 30-40 seconds.  It turns out roasting coffee is kind of the perfect activity for early labor - I'm standing (my preferred position at this stage) and I'm free to sway, or move my hips, while my hands keep busy.  Plus, I have something to focus on besides the contractions.  I managed to finish all 3 batches before things started getting more intense, hitting all of them where I wanted to.  Certainly a unique roasting experience that I'll likely never have again.
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>> Well, the midwives will be here soon.  I'm off to birth a baby now.
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> And you think YOU'RE hardcore :)
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> allon
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