[Homeroast] Behmore 1600 Plus - SR 500 - Gene Cafe

Brian Kamnetz bkamnetz at gmail.com
Thu Aug 21 14:21:31 CDT 2014

I like that way of putting it, Bob.


On Thu, Aug 21, 2014 at 8:56 AM, Bob Hazen <peatmonster at comcast.net> wrote:

> Lazy?  You talkin' to me???  (GRIN)
> I succumb to laziness on occasion.  Roasting moves from endeavor to chore.
> Then, I purchase a pound from a commercial roaster and POOF.  Roasting
> becomes a thrill once again.  I found I >can't< go back, no matter how hard
> or often I try.  I'm ruined for life!  (in a good way)
> Bob
> Yeah, before I got lazy (and our smoke-sensitive f-i-law moved in with us
> till he died) I was doing 3-4 12-oz. roasts per day a couple of times a
> week. Sad to say I haven't roasted anything in almost three years. Finding
> it easier to buy roasted espresso beans from Metropolis, Intelligentsia or
> Ellipsis (Counter Culture)--all w/in a day or two of roasting.  Don't know
> if my greens are even still good.  (And the family is so used to K-cups
> that
> I have given in to expediency. I only brew pots now for a group).  I even
> travel by car with a Nespresso Pixie, which while not the freshest delivers
> decent crema and is much better than the sawdust pods and single-cup
> drippers in hotel rooms these days. Fits in a tote bag, capsules, cups and
> all; especially nice when I'm in small towns where nobody's heard of
> espresso. Just got to be too much of a PITA to pack and unpack
> grinder/beans/kettle/cup/ Aeropress or French press- travel mug.  And if
> I'm
> flying, with weight and space restrictions (even if checking a suitcase),
> I've downsized to small enough luggage that leaves little room for extras.
> (I call ahead to find out what kind of in-room brewer the hotel
> provides--some have Keurigs or low-end Nespressos, in which case I can at
> least bring the K-cups or capsules).
> I do plan to roast next week, so I can bring my recording engineer
> downstate
> some fresh beans for his Gaggia.  His town is so small that there's often
> nowhere that sells brewable beans (sometimes even just pre-ground).
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