[Homeroast] Roasting with a Pro

Yakster yakster at gmail.com
Wed Oct 13 10:18:22 CDT 2010


So jealous right now.

-Chris

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
> 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!
> Cory
>
> 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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