[Homeroast] Roasting with a Pro

Cory Creighton corycreighton at gmail.com
Wed Oct 13 08:11:44 CDT 2010

Great story, Hank.

I made friends with the guys who roast at Intelligenstia here in Chicago and
go have "play-dates" with them all the time.  It's very impressive and
almost overwhelming to see roasting done on a commercial level for me.  They
typically send me home with all kinds of greens to try as well.  Matter of
fact, they were kind enough to give me about 3 lbs of Panama Gesha free of
cost last time I was there!!

Roast On!

On Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 11:20 PM, Hank Perkins <hankperkins at gmail.com>wrote:

> I was in Pensacola FL over the weekend and stopped at The Drowsy Poet
> on Brent Lane.  First off this is a serious coffee shop.  I got to
> know the guy that runs the place.  Serious coffee guy who attended
> coffee school in Portland OR before they opened.  When I came in he
> was running the espresso machine.  He knew how to pull a real shot.
> While talking to him he invited me to come back Monday morning and
> hang out with the head roaster.  They have a Diedrich roaster which
> they run Monday through Friday.  Watching this guy roast changed my
> view of roasting.  He kept a log of the roaster state every 30 seconds
> during the roast.   He told me he had logs for every batch he had ever
> roasted. That big roaster had me drooling.  Wow what control, what a
> beast.
> Now I am wishing I could control my Behmor the way he could on the
> Diedrich.  It was truly fascinating.
> One thing it did confirm, I definitely want a small shop roaster.  Now
> just to figure out how to do it.
> If you hit the FL Gulf Coast the Drowsy Poet is a must stop.
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