[Homeroast] New Roaster and Brewer Recommendations?

Edward Bourgeois edbourgeois at gmail.com
Fri Dec 20 12:23:20 CST 2013


Enough with the disrespect!!!!!
Merry Christmas


On Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 11:54 AM, T. Rob Brown <trobbrown at mac.com> 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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Ed Bourgeois
Amherst MA.


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