[Homeroast] What Coffee Do You Buy, When You Can't Roast

Michael Baladi mike at baladi.ws
Tue Jul 9 11:41:06 CDT 2013

I do agree that home roasters aren't up to par with the profiling that commercial roasters are capable of..... what I'd argue is more generally true however is that the quality of bean available to the home roaster is much higher in general.

I can hop on SM and order top tier coffee to roast all year around. Most (not all, just most) local roasters around me, whether due to inability to source, inability to pay the premium, or whatever, start with a much lesser bean. There are too many pressures on local roasters. Price point, general trends of the non-coffee drinking snobs towards scorched beans (at least it seems like), etc......

I KNOW there are some really great roasters out there, especially in some of the cities. Where I live though it just doesn't exist. I can get what I'd call good locally roasted coffee, but I'd rarely if ever call it great, and I'd rarely call it better than my home roast.

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From: Homeroast [mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On
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> Nothing available commercially will he as good as your homeroasted.

> Demian
> Portland OR

If you mean that in the sense you won't have the satisfaction of having
roasted it yourself true. Otherwise very off base and very far from true. In
fact I'll so far to say most home roasted coffees are inferior in the cup to
top commercially roasted.

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