[Homeroast] Dying Behmor

Ben Treichel J.W.Bullfrog at gmail.com
Wed Aug 7 08:08:08 CDT 2013


Yep, and I have a guy several rows over at work that buys from Coffee Shrub
(or SM) and sells probably 20 - 30 lbs a week. Sometimes I buy green with
him, and some times roasted.


On Wed, Aug 7, 2013 at 7:59 AM, John M. Howison <johnmhowison at gmail.com>wrote:

> This sequence began with the dying Behmor of a pound-a-week espresso
> roaster.
>
> While I shouldn't like to put a damper on anybody's home roasting, I
> wonder whether there isn't a local solution for his problem.  In my
> home-town of twenty-five thousand or so, in a part of the country some
> people think a bit backward, my home roasting is supplmented by two
> RPT two respectable coffee roasters who sell me fresh-roasted beans
> when I need help.  One of them is consisstently good, and used within
> a week of roasting his beans make coffee that is often as good as
> mine.  He offers a blend or two, and a bag labeled "COSTA RICA" of
> beans that that Tom thinks may be so good its boring.  (Tom doesn't
> like to mention the name of the CR plantation, so I won't)--
>
> This report is offered as evidence that home roasters have succeeded
> in creating a few Coffee Epicures nearly everywhere.  At eighty-nine,
> when my present roaster wears out, I may admit my infirmity and start
> buying 12-ounce bags of beans
> from That-Guy's-Coffee.  That Guy, BTW, who supplements his retirement
> by roasting, got his start with samplers from Sweet Maria's.
>
>
> Contra muros, mater rubicolla
>
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