HomeRoast Digest


Topic: Newbie makes coffee (8 msgs / 169 lines)
1) From: Wendy Austin & Thomas Oswin
Greetings All
I am very pleased to announce a 'not too bad' cup of coffee from the beans
given to me.  I like my coffee strong and always drink double espresso from
a Magimix espresso machine.  I think I just need to grind them a bit finer
and it will be to my liking.  I must admit I was quite amazed at how good it
turned out.  BTW - roasted the beans in a pan on a gas flame until they were
nice and dark.  Can't report much about the cracking as husband and dog were
making too much noise about the smoke!  Will send them outside next time!
I now have my second bag to dry, shell and roast.
Have a good weekend.
Wendy
Wendy Austin & Thomas Oswin
Coastal Road, Pomponette Beach
Mauritius Island
Tel/fax/ans (230) 6257399
Mobile (230) 2560182
homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast

2) From: Mike DeZelar
On Sat, 30 Jun 2001 17:18:18 +1000, Wendy Austin & Thomas Oswin wrote:
<Snip>
Wow!  That was quick.  I had always thought it took weeks to process
coffee; mostly the drying part.
-- 
Michael DeZelar        Elk River, Minnesota, USA
O-
homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast

3) From: Wendy Austin & Thomas Oswin
On 01/07/01 8:14, "Mike DeZelar"  wrote:
<Snip>
Yes the whole process was a lot faster than I thought too.  After the second
day in the sun and wind, the dry outer layer cracked and I spent lots of
time ruining my fingernails ripping it all off.  Then it was ready for the
frying pan.  I have many hours ahead of me now ripping this layer off the
remaining beans.
I am taking some of the ground beans over to our friend who gave me the
beans this afternoon - even though he hates coffee, I am sure he will
chuffed to see the end result.
Cheers
Wendy
Wendy Austin & Thomas Oswin
Coastal Road, Pomponette Beach
Mauritius Island
Tel/fax/ans (230) 6257399
Mobile (230) 2560182
homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast

4) From: John Blumel
On 6/30/01 2:18 AM, Wendy Austin & Thomas Oswin wrote:
<Snip>
You ARE the ultimate home roaster.
John Blumel
homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast

5) From: Gary Zimmerman
 
<Snip>
Wow, you really get the full "coffee experience!"  I'm impressed!
No matter how that coffee tastes, it will taste wonderful after all you've 
put into it.
Here's an idea - don't know if it's a good one.  I suspect there's a lot of 
sand where you live (!)
What if you dump some dried coffee into a can with some sand, or small 
gravel, (or walnuts or marbles or something) then roll the can around for 
awhile.  Like a rock tumbler.  You could put a crank on the can and turn it 
while you watch TV, or set up something a little more automatic and 
elaborate.  It should be pretty easy to separate out the beans from the 
abrasive once it's all done.
I don't know the nature of dried coffee cherries, so I don't know if this 
is a very practical solution.  You could also try running a rolling pin 
over a layer of beans to break off the dried fruit, if it's pretty dry.  I 
don't know how real coffee mills do it.
But it might save you some fingernails. :-)
Good luck!
-- garyZ
Whirley-drip(paper)-black
homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast

6) From: Angelo
"Chuffed"??
Elaborate, please...:-)
Angelo
| I am taking some of the ground beans over to our friend who gave me the
| beans this afternoon - even though he hates coffee, I am sure he will
| chuffed to see the end result.
| 
| Cheers
| 
| Wendy
homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast

7) From: Angelo
Carrying Gary's idea a bit further, I would suggest punching holes into a
coffee can (what else!) so that it becomes something like an inverted cheese
grater with the rough protrusions on the inside..
Put your beans in it, put on the cover (you do keep the covers, don't you?),
put your favorite Latin music CD in  and dance around your hut shaking your
can... Voila! There be your unskinned beans... :-)
Just a thought...
Ciao,
Angelo
|
| What if you dump some dried coffee into a can with some sand, or small
| gravel, (or walnuts or marbles or something) then roll the can around for
| awhile.  Like a rock tumbler.  You could put a crank on the can and turn
it
| while you watch TV, or set up something a little more automatic and
| elaborate.  It should be pretty easy to separate out the beans from the
| abrasive once it's all done.
|
homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast

8) From: Wendy Austin & Thomas Oswin
On 02/07/01 1:46, "Angelo"  wrote:
<Snip>
Hi Angelo
'Chuffed' is a British slang word - I am Australian so I guess it has rubbed
off - and means pleased, delighted and in this case, tickled pink.
Cheers
Wendy
Wendy Austin & Thomas Oswin
Coastal Road, Pomponette Beach
Mauritius Island
Tel/fax/ans (230) 6257399
Mobile (230) 2560182
homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast


HomeRoast Digest