HomeRoast Digest


Topic: The best commercial coffee roasters (2 msgs / 51 lines)
1) From: JKG
This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
Rob,
I think you're getting a bit sidetracked.  People have offered good 
suggestions to you.  Find a local roaster and tell him that you 
want fresh roasted beans--a week or less, the fresher the better.
Only buy what you can use up in a week.  
I can't find anyone in my area who can consistently supply 
fresh roasted beans--without driving 45 minutes.  In that time,
my roaster has cooled, and I've put away my freshly roasted
coffee for a good part of the week.  Plus, I enjoy roasting 
coffee; it's fun and relieves stress.
As for the inexpensive preground supermarket coffee tasting 
the same as expensive whole bean, my bet is that they are 
both stale!  :-)   
It's not written in stone, but conventional wisdom on this
list, based upon experience, seems to be  that ground coffee begins
to stale after a few hours, whole bean coffee grows stale
after a week or two, and green bean coffee keeps fresh 
for months and months.
Do some more research about homeroasting; roast with a popcorn 
popper if cost is an issue; and give it a try.
JKG
P.S.  I'm too "frugal" to buy jamaican blue mountain, so I have no idea
what it tastes like.  But when demand exceeds supply, stuff gets
expensive.  Are some corporations greedy?  Sure.  But if that 
bothers you, then you should jump in with both feet to support
an independent family-owned business like sweetmarias.  Don't
mind poor shareholders like me of greedy corporations.  *grin*

2) From: Angelo
Rob,
A slightly different take. I have a roaster 3 blocks from my house who
roasts a few days a week, thereby ensuring an ever-constant supply of fresh
coffee. Yet, I PREFER to roast my own. I guess I just enjoy the act...Go
figure!
Ciao,
Angelo
homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast


HomeRoast Digest