I'm not someone who usually counts these kind of thing but I know there's people on the list that do. So, my question is, How many pounds of roasted beans will it take to make 400 shots? The only qualifying info needed I think, is that the customer is using super automatic machines. Thanks in advance you number crunchers and bean counters :^) James
James, Depends on the machine. I would put a pound in, see how many shots it produces, do the calculations and add 10% for comfort. Jim Gundlach On Jan 25, 2005, at 5:08 AM, James D. Savanella wrote: <Snip>
Assuming an 18 gram double, theory says 3.27 lbs. Why? Sometime around 04:02 1/25/2005, Pecan Jim Gundlach typed: <Snip> -- John Nanci AlChemist at large Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.dreamsandbones.net/blog/http://www.chocolatealchemy.com/
Remember that is roasted coffee. So to carry the math a bit further we are looking at 5 pounds of greens for 400 shots. Now to some really good justifications. At my local espresso place a double shot costs $1.75. If you multiply that by 400 it comes out to $700.00. Five pounds of Monkey Blend is about $25.00 for the coffee with shipping. Add another $25.00 for equipment depreciation and electricity, you are looking a a savings of $650.00 as a homeroaster and barista! So, hopefully this will help some of you to justify your new toys! Les On Tue, 25 Jan 2005 06:50:30 -0800, AlChemist John wrote: <Snip>
That assumes that your grind is never off, you never pull a bad shot and have to throw it away, you never have beans go stale, you never screw up a roast, you never buy beans that turn out to be garbage, you never sit on beans until they go baggy, you never give away any of your coffee and you never "play around" with some coffee and don't drink it. -c On Tue, 25 Jan 2005 09:09:25 -0800, Les wrote: <Snip>
Cmon Chris, you know the explanation was for your wife anyway... And besides, you have now justified a really great grinder to add to the collection... Brett P.S. Automatic machine, takes care of most of it. Tom's beans, takes care of the rest of it.... On Tue, 25 Jan 2005 09:30:21 -0800, Chris Tacy wrote: <Snip> -- Regards, Brett Mason HomeRoast __]_ _(( )_ Please don't spill the coffee!
it's funny - periodically someone discovers the coffee equipment i have at home and kind of freaks out. here is my total collection: 1x 32oz French Press 1x 16oz French Press 1x Maestro Plus Grinder the 32oz Press is for guests. the 16oz Press and the grinder are for traveling. oh... i also have a bike messenger bag that always contains a bunch of tampers, a digital gram scale, a couple timers, a couple thermometers, a bullseye level, ziplock bags full of 1inch square green scrubbies, a pair of chef's clogs, a couple stubby screwdrivers, a naked portafilter, some bar towels and a rat-tooth file. on some days i add to this a portafilter mounted pressure gauge, a multimeter and a basket modified to take a probe. heh On Tue, 25 Jan 2005 10:52:13 -0800, Brett Mason wrote: <Snip> -- ********************************** Chris Tacy
<Snip> WOW - those are some amazing numbers when you think about it... this is a funny thread. I was thinking I should put a thread from the Homeroast List in Tiny Joy newsletter each month. Some things that go on here should go into print! Tom -- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - "Great coffee comes from tiny roasters" Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting - Tom & Maria http://www.sweetmarias.com Thompson Owen george
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James, I reckon you'd need close to 8 pound of roasted for 400 single shots. Regards, Gary
Brett, You may have forgot that Chris is our resident Professional Barista! If I could get Ristrettos like I had at Stumptown a few weeks ago, I would stop at a shop like that at least 3 times a week for the great coffee and ambiance. I am trying to get enough courage up to try a new shop in Roseburg called "My Coffee." Les Who uses 21 grams of coffee for a double shot! On Tue, 25 Jan 2005 10:52:13 -0800, Brett Mason wrote: <Snip>
Ok Chris, I'll bite. The bullseye level is to make sure you pour a good straight shot...or that you're level headed. or you take it out when you want to level with someone... you're obsessive and level pictures when you go to a friends... you're a part time contractor... Bob On Tue, 25 Jan 2005 11:42:56 -0800, Chris Tacy wrote: <Snip>
......and some things should never to into print Jerry Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee wrote: <Snip>
My guess is that it is like a towel (do you know where your towel is?), you never know when you might need one :-) Chris, no towel? Sometime around 18:27 1/25/2005, Bob Baker typed: <Snip> -- John Nanci AlChemist at large Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.dreamsandbones.net/blog/http://www.chocolatealchemy.com/
<Snip> Excellent advice! You never know when you're going to have to leave Earth on a Vogon transport ship. Don't Panic! Just obtain a towel and keep it with you at all times. Gene Smith traveling towel at the ready, in Houston
Heh The bullseye level is for making sure that people are tamping level. employees learn to hate it! On Wed, 26 Jan 2005 06:20:31 -0800, AlChemist John wrote: <Snip> -- ********************************** Chris Tacy