HomeRoast Digest


Topic: The cost of this hobby (2 msgs / 32 lines)
1) From: Watts Martin
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That's what I keep telling myself. Since I started fiddling around with
home roasting just a couple months ago, I've bought a refurbished Caffe
Rosto, a moka pot, and a Bodum vacuum pot. And I keep noticing that
Starbucks is in their annual equipment sale right now -- whatever one
thinks about their actual coffee, everything I've seen about their
espresso machines indicates they're pretty solid, particularly when
they're $100 off. Argh.
- Watts

2) From: Gregg Talton
My obsession with coffee was encouraged by my wife... she's a banker.
Every morning before work I would stop at our local, neighborhood coffee
house (O'Henry's in Homewood for those who are familiar with Birmingham)
and get five shots with a little half/half to take with me to the radio
station.  One day my wife whipped out a calculator and did the math...
nearly one hundred dollars a month to support my habit.  A week or two
later a LaPavoni appeared in our kitchen.  Now, when I order greens I
gently remind her how much a pound costs at O'Henry's and she's okay
with it. What she doesn't know is that I'm probably drinking three times
as much coffee.  Especially when I roast up a batch of Brazilian Dulce
that I recently received from SM. WOW... that stuff is wonderful!


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