[Homeroast] Roasting with a Pro
yakster at gmail.com
Wed Oct 13 10:18:22 CDT 2010
So jealous right now.
On Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 6:11 AM, Cory Creighton <corycreighton at gmail.com>wrote:
> Great story, Hank.
> I made friends with the guys who roast at Intelligenstia here in Chicago
> 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.
> 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
> > 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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