[Homeroast] Roasting for co-workers > was RE: Dying Behmor

miKe mcKoffee mckona at comcast.net
Wed Aug 7 10:07:45 CDT 2013

Back when home roasting in my corporate IT days of DEC bought out by Compaq
bought out by HP I'd bring in and make coffee for our monthly staff
meetings. Always a hit especially with a discerning few. A number of
co-workers asked if I would roast and sell coffee to them. At the time I
said no, I didn't want to make my roasting coffee a "JOB". For me roasting
coffee was a relaxing break from the high pressure world I worked in.

Of course today is an entirely different story. Fast forward 13 years. Now
Professional Roaster and November 1st will be 6 years since taking ownership
of our first coffeehouse.

Haven't actually roasted a batch at home in a long LONG time! But my roots
are still here...

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Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Dying Behmor

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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