[Homeroast] Why I Homeroast

Terry Stockdale terry at terrystockdale.com
Sun Jun 19 15:42:31 CDT 2011

As long as the confessions are going on, I've got to confess also.  
We're going through kitchen remodelling and I disconnected my Vivaldi II 
last Sunday and haven't made drip or vacuum since then.  One day, I 
stopped on the way to work and got a cup of Community Coffee, which was 
too hot to drink.  Coffee last week was Mellow Joy at work.  It's a far 
cry from my normal two 16-oz thermos of fresh homeroast that I take to 
work.  At least I dilute it with some hot water.

Last night, I couldn't stand it any longer. I dug out my old Rancilio 
Silvia - I knew there was a reason I hadn't tried to sell it yet.  Since 
Silvia has a reservoir (the Vivaldi II is direct-piped to the water 
source), I can use it - and have...

One double Americano last night using something that got into jars but 
not marked - I think it was Panama Finca la Camiseta.  Then, two double 
Americano's of the same today plus a double espresso of the same.

Silvia still knows what she's doing!

I roasted a pound of Brazil Joao de Campos Yellow Catuai today for some 
variety.  I can't wait for the remodelling job to be complete, but 
that's about 5 more weeks.

Terry Stockdale

On 6/19/2011 2:46 PM, Sandy Andina wrote:
> Bless me, Tom&  Maria, for I too have sinned--IOTW, taken more than just a few weeks off from roasting. Expediency has led me to frequent my local artisanal roasteries for ready-to-grind beans (and I've been using the "My-K-Cup" ground coffee holder in my Breville as well as my espresso machine&  Technivorm).  I've been on the road too often and too long, plus spending insane amounts of time pursuing gigs (contact me offlist for the Andina&  Rich tour schedule--we self-professed "caffeinds" may be in your area and would love to do a house concert or play your coffeehouses);  scarcely time to kick back, eat&  drink, or do anything that can't be multitasked while on the computer.  (And I can personally attest that instances of roasting to "third crack" are directly proportional to the number of roasts in progress while answering e-mails). Mea culpa, mea maxim culpa (are Jews allowed to say that? We have our own brand of guilt, of course).
> On Jun 19, 2011, at 12:16 PM, Bob Hazen wrote:
>> 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.
> Peace&  song,
> Sandy
> www.sandyandina.com

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