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

Seth Grandeau grandeau at gmail.com
Tue Jul 9 11:59:57 CDT 2013


Whole Foods by me is usually $10 to $15 a pound.  Given what's lost in
roasting, and shipping costs, I don't think that's too far off from what I
pay to buy from Sweet Marias and roast my own.


On Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 12:58 PM, Seth Grandeau <grandeau at gmail.com> wrote:

> miKe,
>
> I think you (a top commercial roaster) need to qualify what is a top
> commercial roaster.  I'm sure you didn't mean "top" as in volume. :)
>
> A small, commercial roaster, like yourself, with access to great coffee
> greens, great equipment, and years of experience, will kick my butt.
>
> My local WFs has better equipment than I do, but I think their greens may
> be inferior (or at least they tend toward blends) and their roasters'
> technique is cr at p.  They Ron Popiel it (set it and forget it).  Nothing
> upsets me more than reading a great fruiting sounding coffee description,
> labelled as a light roast, and when I open the bin, something black and
> shiny is sitting there pretending to be coffee.  Sometimes they get it
> right, sometimes they don't.
>
> My local shop has better equipment and more experience than I do, but I
> think we're pretty close in resulting quality.  Maybe I buy better beans. :)
>
>
> On Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 12:35 PM, miKe mcKoffee <mckona at comcast.net> wrote:
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Homeroast [mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On
>> Behalf Of Demian Ebert
>> Sent: Tuesday, July 09, 2013 9:10 AM
>>
>> > 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.
>>
>> Slave to the Bean miKe mcKoffee
>> www.CompassCoffeeRoasting.com
>> URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:
>> http://www.mckoffee.com/
>>
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