[Homeroast] Saturday Morning Coffee

Yakster yakster at gmail.com
Sun Jun 13 22:55:13 CDT 2010


I also scored a new coffee sign in Capitola that I really like... this one.

http://wcuk.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/drink_coffee.jpg

-Chris

On Sun, Jun 13, 2010 at 8:52 PM, Yakster <yakster at gmail.com> wrote:

> Yes, we're camping in Henry Cowell State Park next to the Roaring Camp
> train in the town of Felton and hit Capitola beach for swimming, sunning,
> and shopping.  It was nice and I was able to talk my family into waiting in
> the car while I rushed into Verve for a double Sumatran Blue Batik shot
> before hitting Malabar for excellent Shri Lankan Vegan food.  Very
> California and I'm trying to soak it in as I have to spend three days this
> week in Plano and I'm not sure I'll be able to find good coffee or
> non-smoking restaurants there.  I plan on taking my AeroPress and hand
> grinder to Plano.  I'm covering for some of our SEs but wish I could have
> gone to the trial in Seattle or Portland instead.  It's just good to be
> working,, though.
>
> Now we're stopping in at Asana Tea house so my daughter can get a nice tea
> since that's her fancy.
>
> Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend too.
>
> -Chris
>
> On Sun, Jun 13, 2010 at 2:12 PM, Brian Kamnetz <bkamnetz at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> 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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