[Homeroast] New Roaster and Brewer Recommendations?

John Nanci john at chocolatealchemy.com
Fri Dec 20 11:51:47 CST 2013


And happy holidays to you Mr. Brown.

Alchemist John

At 08:54 AM 12/20/2013, you wrote:
>I am the small roaster in Panama.
>Maria's not so sweet it seems. At least her 'fans' are not.
>Ohh... a big bad Canadian company. God forbid 
>someone should mention a foreign country - I 
>thought SM dealt with all countries? I guess just not Canadians. Sorry.
>
>Alchemy - the 'science' of turning lead into 
>gold. I thought that was a myth? Or are you now turning chocolate into gold?
>At any rate, I just tried to help a fellow 
>roaster - didn't realise I had to drink the 
>kool-aide, and that I could only speak if I preached the Sweet Marie gospel.
>Merry Christmas Mr Nanci
>
>On Dec 20, 2013, at 11:28 AM, John Nanci <john at chocolatealchemy.com> wrote:
>
> > Sorry buddy, you are out of line.  This is a 
> e-mail list hosted by Sweet Marias - a private 
> company, not a public forum.  It has nothing to 
> do with Mike.  As others pointed out, you 
> agreed to not post competitor links when you 
> signed up for the list.  If you failed to read 
> the fine print, your bad.  There is nothing 
> about lightening up.  It's about respect for our hosts.
> >
> > And it was the mention of the Canada firm, 
> not a small roaster in Panama that kicked this off.
> >
> > Alchemist John
> >
> > At 07:44 AM 12/20/2013, you wrote:
> >> I have apologised - I have no connection to 
> your competitors - just a simple roaster making his own in Panama.
> >> I am sure your business will survive one 
> mention of another company. Lighten up - and 
> try some decaf - you are way too tightly wound.
> >> On Dec 19, 2013, at 7:57 PM, miKe mcKoffee <mckona at comcast.net> wrote:
> >>
> >> > And if you happened to be a List cop it 
> would be quite appropriate to point
> >> > out besides being bad manners it's against 
> the List rules everyone agreed to
> >> > when they sign up.
> >> >
> >> > Slave to the Bean miKe mcKoffee
> >> > www.CompassCoffeeRoasting.com
> >> > URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:
> >> > http://www.mckoffee.com/
> >> >
> >> > Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is 
> a solitary path. To know I must
> >> > first not know. And in knowing know I know 
> not. Each Personal enlightenment
> >> > found exploring the many divergent foot 
> steps of Those who have gone before.
> >> >
> >> > Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archives http://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/
> >> >
> >> > -----Original Message-----
> >> > From: Homeroast 
> [mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On
> >> > Behalf Of vegas89014 at cox.net
> >> > Sent: Thursday, December 19, 2013 4:08 PM
> >> > To: A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for this
> >> > list,available at http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html
> >> > Subject: [Homeroast] ***SPAM*** Re: New 
> Roaster and Brewer Recommendations?
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > Not a list cop but linking a direct 
> competitor to our gracious host seems a
> >> > bit thoughtless.
> >> >
> >> > Bob
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > ---- "T. Rob Brown" <trobbrown at mac.com> wrote:
> >> >> We purchased a stainless steel French Press from the xxxxxxx  xxxxxx in
> >> >> Toronto - deleted - they have online shopping plus they
> >> > sell many different green beans - there 
> are three sizes - 8 oz, 16 oz and 32
> >> > oz - from $60 - $90 - no more broken 
> glass! Rob Brown (aka Roberto Chocolaté
> >> > - Panama) On Dec 18, 2013, at 6:26 PM, "Mejia, Carlos"
> >> > <carlos.mejia at intel.com> wrote:
> >> >>
> >> >>> I'm a long time member but haven't contributed much over the last few
> >> > yrs.  I have a couple of items that I'd 
> love to hear feedback on.  First the
> >> > roaster:   I've been roasting for about 7 
> yrs now, mostly with an iRoast2.
> >> > Generally, I prefer FC level and my 
> favorite is Ethiopian dry processed to
> >> > capture the nice berry notes.  I also have 
> a drum roaster that I built with
> >> > an RK drum for more capacity but rarely 
> use it these days.  Only roasting
> >> > from 2 people and the iRoast every few days is less hassle than the drum
> >> > roaster.   I'm considering upgrade to a 
> roaster with more capacity than the
> >> > iRoast (but easier and more convenient than drum roasting outdoors.  I'm
> >> > wondering if anyone on the list has tried the Hukey (correct spelling...
> >> > even though there's a picture of a Husky on the front!), a very nice
> >> > stainless roaster made in Taiwan.  I saw 
> one of these in a shop in Portland
> >> > and was impressed with the workmanship and 
> asthetics!  It believe it will
> >> > roast ~ 1 lb and looks like a
> >> >>> mini-Probat.  The main drawback to me is the price, although I go to
> >> > Taiwan occasionally and may be able to pick one up there and save some
> >> > bucks.  I'm also considering the 
> Behmor.  Can anyone compare this roaster to
> >> > a Behmor?    If my roasts are (almost) 
> always less than FC+ level and I like
> >> > the results of iRoast, will I be happy 
> with Behmor and should I be looking
> >> > at others?  I'm hoping to spend less than a grand.
> >> >>>
> >> >>> And now the brewer:  I'm also interested 
> in a brew device that I've only
> >> > recently seen, though I think it's been 
> out for a while, called the Sowden.
> >> > My wife prefers a French press (I usually use an aeropress), but she's
> >> > broken the glass on 3 pots now and it's 
> getting a little expensive replacing
> >> > them!  I'm assuming the Sowden will be a 
> very similar cup, about the same
> >> > cleanup and maybe a little less fragile than a French press.   I would
> >> > likely get the smallest size which is 
> advertised as a 4 cup and wondering if
> >> > the filter goes all the way to the bottom 
> and allows a small brew of only
> >> > ~8-10 oz.
> >> >>>
> >> >>> Any comments or reviews of either of these?
> >> >>>
> >> >>> Thanks!
> >> >>>
> >> >>> ~carlos
> >> >>>
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