[Homeroast] Saturday Morning Coffee

Brian Kamnetz bkamnetz at gmail.com
Sun Jun 13 16:12:23 CDT 2010


Chris,

Sounds like you are having a great time. Can you tell us which beach
you are at, and remind us where home is?

Thanks,

Brian

On Sun, Jun 13, 2010 at 4:47 PM, Yakster <yakster at gmail.com> wrote:
> Had a cup of Brazil this morning followed by a slightly weak cup of freshly
> roasted Sumatra.  We're camping in Felton for four days and I decided not to
> roast ahead of time, I just bought along the remnants of Brazil from last
> weekend to get me started and will roast over the campfire as we go.  This
> time I packed the CCD instead of the AeroPress... I use the AeroPress at
> work where the speed and the ability to pop the puck in the trash and rinse
> it off are ideal, but I like making coffee in the Clever Coffee Dripper
> more.
>
> I packed a 10 ounce bag of Sumatra, an 8 ounce bag of Ethiopian IMV, and
> another bag of Costa Rica to roast... the old-fashined popcorn popper likes
> 5 - 6 ounce batches so I roast half a bag at a time... got to keep enough
> wood on the fire to keep it hot enough.  This time I also packed the raw
> almonds to roast, but my first try resulted in a real uneven roast of
> almonds with a dozen or so burnt ones because I wasn't watching it as
> closely as the coffee.  I also got some metal rods to drive in the ground
> that have curves to hold hot dog or marshmallow sticks over the fire that I
> can hook the roaster into to save my wrist, it helped quite a bit.
>
> I enjoyed both cups quite well, but the only problem was that I didn't
> realize the enamelware cups were so large so I dosed the Sumatra too light,
> probably brewed closer to 300 ml instead of 200 ml that I dosed for.
>
> We're having beautiful weather at the beach, sunny with a cool breeze that
> beats the heat wave going on back home.
>
> -Chris
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