[Homeroast] Need Help - Almost an Empty Nester

Frank Parth fparth at icloud.com
Fri Aug 7 17:41:08 CDT 2015

> ---------- Original Message ----------
> From: Carol Lugg [mailto:heislord at elpasotel.net]
> Subject: [Homeroast] Need Help - Almost an Empty Nester
> Date: Saturday, Aug 1, 2015 at 4:41:02 AM HST
> To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> Good morning! I have what I suspect is not a unique problem, and I would
> like to ask you for your help. For several years now I have used a
> Hottop to roast my coffee and the Rancilio grinder. I have kept them in
> pretty much mint condition. My problem is that we recently purchased a
> Keurig, and while our youngest son likes my home roasted, French Press
> made coffee, he seems to have taken to the Keurig, and uses it pretty
> much exclusively now, because it's faster. I love roasting my coffee,
> but if no one else is going to drink it besides me, a lot of it goes to
> waste. My husband doesn't drink coffee, and our oldest son is married
> and lives 2 hours away now. He loves my coffee, but as you can see,
> that's not option either.
> What I would like to know, is what are my options? I don't know that I
> am ready to sell my equipment, but it is taking a lot of space on our
> counters, and it's kind of sentimental to me, because my husband, who
> doesn't even drink coffee, bought all of this for me.
> … big byte
> Thanks for your help!,
> Carol Lugg
> (Sunny and hot Colorado)
> _______________________________________________

Carol, if you really enjoy roasting there’s no reason to give it up. Others on this list have offered many suggestions, one idea I might offer is to donate your roasts to someone who could appreciate it and can’t roast themselves.

When my son moved back to California he starting bugging me for fresh roasted coffee, so I roasted enough for him also. Then his friends starting asking for some, and within limits I’ve roasted some for them. I quickly put a stop to roasting for my local church because it would have cost me a fortune. There are a lot of options for fresh roasted coffee if you’re creative.

Frank Parth

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