[Homeroast] Why I Homeroast
peatmonster at comcast.net
Sun Jun 19 12:16:26 CDT 2011
A confession: I haven't been roasting for the last few weeks. Due to the intensity of home and work responsibilities I just didn't take the time. That, and a perceived notion of "sameness" in my roasts caused me to check out other beans. It was a disaster. The local guy with a Diedrich in his store >should< be good, right? Pretty bland, but the beans were fresh at least. That was the best I found in my search. The low point? I'd say it was a bag of beans sold by a well-known donut chain. That they were whole-bean and not ground is about the best I can say about that experience. They should stick with their core competency - donuts.
Having hit the very bottom, my roaster beckoned to me. This morning I roasted some of SM's Sumatra Mandheling. Good to get back into it. With about, oh..., 5 minutes of rest on it the taste was spectacular! I can't wait until a few days have gone by. I'm back. There's nothing like a dalliance into the mainstream to reset one's palate. I remembered why I homeroast.
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