[Homeroast] Finally - today's cup!

g paris pchforever at gmail.com
Mon Sep 6 16:31:18 CDT 2010


Ryan:

why did you do it!!!

g

On Fri, Sep 3, 2010 at 5:23 PM, Ryan M. Ward
<silvercro_magnon at hotmail.com>wrote:

>
> "day to dump those awful, bitter, oh-why-did-I-even-try-them grocery store
> beans."
>
> Ugh... I know exactly what you are talking about...
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> > From: lynnebiz at gmail.com
> > Date: Wed, 1 Sep 2010 23:09:45 -0400
> > To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> > Subject: [Homeroast] Finally - today's cup!
> >
> > Well, my package arrived from SM's (as scheduled). I chose the lowest
> priced
> > option
> > for shipping, which is UPS. My landlord has his business on the property,
> so
> > I ran out
> > when I saw the truck here - nope, no package. But after I went back
> > upstairs, and sat
> > down for supper, I saw his truck return. Yep, it was there!  Hooray for
> > great UPS drivers
> > and for SM beans!!
> >
> > So, due to the kindness of our UPS driver, I didn't have to wait yet
> another
> >
> > day to dump those awful, bitter, oh-why-did-I-even-try-them grocery store
> > beans.
> >
> > It's also been in the upper 90's here, high humidity, no breeze - no a/c.
> >
> > Nope, not going to roast this whole apt by roasting these greens.
> >
> > Hmm - after a few hours, it cooled all the way down to 86 degrees, and I
> > couldn't
> > stand it. So I roasted not one, but two - first, *the Ethiopia FTO Shoye
> > Sidamo WP
> > Decaf, because I did not intend to wait until the morning to try some.
> Then,
> > the **
> > Panama Carmen 'Siete Dias de Bellota' was next.
> >
> > The Ethiopia Decaf bean is so small - this is the smallest pea bean I've
> > ever roasted.
> > No problem when you stovetop roast. :D. I found it getting away from me
> much
> > faster
> > than usual - I don't know if this bean roasts faster (and it is decaf, so
> > that's to be expected),
> > if the heat was a factor, or it's been so long I was forgetting what I
> > should set my stove at
> > to roast. Maybe all of those - the Panama didn't roast as fast, so I'm
> going
> > to really watch
> > it next time I roast the decaf.
> >
> > I put my window fan, which actually is a double fan, right in front of me
> > while I roasted.
> > Made sure the fan that was farther away from the stove blew in, with me
> > standing as close
> > to it as possible, arm extended with my new oven glove, stirring the
> beans,
> > all the while trying
> > not to tip the pan over. It worked - now I'm drinking my second cup of
> > delicious (albeit roasted
> > a tad too much) decaf Mokapot brew, poured over ice.
> >
> > Ah - it may be hot as Hades here tonight, but this, for me, is heaven!
> >
> > Lynne
> > *
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