I have a problem. Admitting it is the first step right? Somehow I don't think I've come to the right group for help though :-) It is no joke that I will struggle to pay all my bills this month because I've bought an iRoast, a truck load of green coffee, and various other supplies. The scary thing is how blissfully happy I am about it, ha! Aaron
Welcome i am with you, in the last month i bought: First newbie espresso machine Yama Vacuum pot iRoast2 A Ton of greens a Stir Crazy a Turbo oven an i have been roasting oh about 3 years now, must be hitting the crazy stage, and you are right you are in the wrong place for help LOL! On 3/8/06, Aaron Peterson wrote: <Snip> -- "Good night, and Good Coffee"
Aaron: Dear One, you are mistaken. You have no idea what you have gotten yourself into. The first step is to buy a horse. Get some hay. Sell the horse and get real Harrar Horse. Try to roast, fail, laugh, do it right and laugh again. The fools who started this for you will laugh too. Yes, we love you Aaron you be cool guy, good switch. ginny <Snip>
Hey other Aaron.... that brings me to a point... yeah I know, if I wear my hat nobody will see my point... but anyways.. If we end up declaring backruptcy, do you think bringing the judge some good coffee to the court hearing will let him see why... and possibly persuade him to go a bit easier on us? Just curious because over the last month or so I have spent entirely wayyy too much money that I dont have either on ... coffee stuff... See, THIS is where we need to first be nice to the neighbors, bring them coffee, the sell them homeroast, let them buy the greens, we cook it for them, and keep a bit out of each batch as the fee.... in essence we'd be getting our coffee for free...... now THAT is an idea worth investigating. Aaron
Aaron: The legality of that can be subject to question. If it is very good coffee you give the judge, it can be considered bribery; if it is very bad coffee it can be considered an assault. Tread lightly.....you never want to have to call a guy like me for professional assistance
Personally I'm sensing a bit of uneasiness about this from the wife today...she didn't say anything really...except that I've bought "hundreds of dollars worth of coffee in the last few weeks." An exaggeration really...well, mostly. brad
well turn a woman's logic back upon her. wife: you spend *hundreds* of dollars on coffee - translation ... I can't spend it on shoes, purses, etc etc. your reply should be : But honey, it was on *sale* so I didn't 'spend' hundreds of dollars, I *saved* us hundreds of dollars. That kind of logic works for them, it should work for us too.... well it's worth a try at least... if that fails, bribery with a good cup of coffee might make the dog a bit more amicable when you are sharing his house with him. Aaron
brad, your lovely wife was most likely on target. buy her a nice gift, soon. ginny <Snip>
Yeah, I just spent about twice as much as I had planned. The Harrar Horse is in, I have to have that Classic Sumatra, since Sumatra is my first love in coffees, and speaking of Sumatra, wasn't that Tim Tim Blangli great--better get some more of that, I'm cutting back on caffeine so I need some decafs to balance all this, and of course my ever-morphing Poppery and SC/TO setups have been crying for a thermocouple, and...and..and... I've gone over the edge, and I haven't even gotten anywhere close to getting into espresso yet. Isn't it wonderful? Bill
(And by the way, I'd really like another Aeropress for the office.) On 3/8/06, Bill Morgan wrote: <Snip>
<Snip> Only if he has adequate grounds.
Having been on stash reduction for a long time now, I must admit there continues to be great coffee on the SM list every time I look! You need to develop a plan and stick to it. I have an nice stash of Kona, but not even every Kona Tom has. I will not be getting any Yacco Selecto this year. It is an awesome coffee, but I need to keep room for other great coffees. My Brazil stash is in great shape and it is going to take something awesome to pull me to buy more right now. I am well heeled in Indonesian coffee. I love PNG coffee, but will refrain this year. So thanks Tom for all the awesome coffee. I sure hope we can start talking more coffee again. I do enjoy hearing about all the coffee's I don't have. I am enjoying a great Brazil this week and plan on trying the new India coffee next week in my travel stash as I go to Colorado. Les On 3/8/06, Aaron Peterson wrote: <Snip> ribes) go tohttp://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings<Snip>
On |Mar 8, at 11:54 PM|Mar 8, Randolph Wilson wrote: <Snip> People have been ridden out of town on a rail for less. Scot "didn't see it coming" Murphy -------- "The great ideals of liberty and equality are preserved against the assaults of opportunism, the expediency of the passing hour, the erosion of small encroachments, the scorn and derision of those who have no patience with general principles." -- BENJAMIN CARDOZO
Heh.. iRoast2 about 20# of green coffee Mazzer Mini Mazzer Super Jolly Temperature Probe Salter Scale Bags/Accessories Posters Mason Jars (which were too small) French Press Ibrik Things I want Mokapot Manual Drip/Single Serving Turbomagicthingydoodle Electric Kettle (2) -- Maybe one from Adagio that does a temperature range for me (Sorry Tom) Swissgold Filter (2) Presto Scandi .. and I'm not sure if I'm stopping soon. Notice I still have no espress= o machine.. Just not sure if I want to "go there" yet. On 3/8/06, Aaron Peterson wrote: <Snip> -- Steven Hay hay.steve -AT- gmail.com
Currently searching for a cute, new boxer puppy to distract her from my purchases. She IS lovely. brad On 3/8/06, beanzebub wrote: <Snip>
I am starting this month from scratch on the whole home roaster thing. Well, not quite from scratch. I already had a press pot and a little krups cappucino machine that seems to work alright. Oh, and a whirly blade grinder. But since we're listing things, and because I haven't actually added up all my purchases for myself yet (and I'm a little scared to do it!) I suppose I'll list my purchases too: 2/19: iRoast 2 4 lb (8 pack) coffee sampler Total: $210 2/28: swissgold #10 basket swissgold 1 cup brewer blue coffee scoops 1 lb cotton bags 1/4 lb valve bags Total: $57 3/1: 5 lbs Kenya Peaberry - Lot #54 Total: $37 3/2: Digital Thermometer w/TC 2 lbs Brazil Cerrado 1st place 2 lbs Sulawesi Toraja grade 1 1 lb Sulawesi Toraja Decaf Total: $70 3/5: 2 lbs Nicaragua Pacamara Peaberry 5 lbs Rwanda Gatare Grade A Salter Digital Scale 1/2 lb paper coffee bags 5 lb burlap bags Total: $104 3/8: 10 lbs Ethiopia Harar Horse Lot 30 2 lbs Yemen Mokha Sana'ani 1 lb Bolivia Cup of Exc. Pico de Tucan 5 lbs Sumatra Classic Mandheling Total: $123 Grand Total: $601 And I also have a $50 conical burr grinder on backorder with cooking.com Ouch. The bright side is that I don't know of anything else I need to purchase right now :-) That is, until Tom posts some more new coffees, hehe... Aaron
But just think, Aaron, you're saving $5 to $6 a pound by buying green coffee beans rather than roasted coffee! In a few years you'll break even! After that, your savings will be enormous. Right? :-) Gerald
On 3/9/06, Gerald and Beth Newsom wrote: <Snip> fee <Snip> er <Snip> Yes, I am definitely thinking that. I only see savings, I only see savings, I only see savings... Just to be clear, I'm not unhappy with spending so much money on coffee / supplies. It just amazes me that there's that much to buy :-) Aaron
wow i thought i spent alot last month Aaron, Wowsers, my wife would hang me out to dry!!! On 3/9/06, Aaron Peterson wrote: <Snip> -- "Good night, and Good Coffee"
On 3/9/06, Woody DeCasere wrote: <Snip> me <Snip> Well, there are a few joys of being single :-) Aaron
Aaron, Aaron.... You need a Zass. Seems common that the used ones are more reliable than the old ones... And you should price an HX machine, just for perspective. This, plus some roses can help your wife! What a caring and protective guy! Brett Zassman On 3/9/06, Aaron Peterson wrote: <Snip> ribes) go tohttp://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings<Snip> -- Regards, Brett Mason HomeRoast __]_ _(( )_ Please don't spill the coffee!
On 3/9/06, Brett Mason wrote: <Snip> I will most likely buy a Zass when SM gets them back in stock... I am unfamiliar with the "HX Machine" of which you speak though. What is it and why do I need one? Is that one of these large commercial roasters I see going for $10000 - $30000? I'm willing to be persuaded, hehe. Aaron
its a heat exchanger Espresso machine, very very did i say very nice, but expensive, but being a single guy go for it!!!! On 3/9/06, Aaron Peterson wrote: <Snip> -- "Good night, and Good Coffee"
HX means heat exchange, and develops better temp control than the single boiler. I have a single boiler Silvia, which I like. But the next horse ahead in the race is a heat exchange machine... FOr a mere 1349, you could lock and load with the best of em!http://www.sweetmarias.com/prod.quickmill-andreja.shtmlRegards, Brett On 3/9/06, Aaron Peterson wrote: <Snip> ribes) go tohttp://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings<Snip> -- Regards, Brett Mason HomeRoast __]_ _(( )_ Please don't spill the coffee!
Hoooboy... Things I have: A stash nearing zero, to be replenished tomorrow SC/TO roaster 3 or 4 Popperys 2 or 3 Poppery IIs a decrepit Melitta Aromaroast Saeco Via Veneto Isomac Cappuccina Isomac Venus Silex 8-cup vac pot Cory 5-cup vac pot Unknown 5-cup vac pot (Dunbar?) Kent (ribbed) 8-cup vac pot Yama 5-cup vac pot Chemex (40 oz, I think) Bodum 1-cup pour-over 2 or 3 french presses 3 Sunbeam CoffeeMasters 3 Nicro stainless steel vac pots 1 Melitta ceramic pour-over cone 1 stainless steel moka pot 2 aluminum moka pots 1 Solis Maestro grinder 1 Rancilio Rocky grinder And I have grinders and french presses at "satellite" locations (friends' and relatives' houses where I visit). Wanted: More green beans! Black & Decker Infuze Krups Moka Brew Solis Virtuoso Mazzer Mini iPod (how'd that get in there?) That spinning espresso thingy I got outbid on Presto Scandinavian or Technivorm And with all that, what am I drinking? Coke Zero. :) Scot "out of half and half" Murphy ----------- "The jaws of power are always open to devour, and her arm is always stretched out, if possible, to destroy the freedom of thinking, speaking, and writing." --JOHN ADAMS
Scott, I wanted that spinning espresso thingy but screwed up on the bidding - oh well. I have to say that I don't have quite as many coffee toys as you do! Stash = 40 lbs plus another 12 on order from SM Cafe Rosto x2 Fuji PXR3 and Variac for controlling Rostos A box of Popperys that I should gift to anyone who's interested Solis Maestro Plus Krupps Moka Brew x2 Bodum Vacpot x2 Bialetti Moka Pot 2 FPs Old Silex Vacuum Pot Original KitchenAide Coffee Grinder Misc drip coffee pots that I never use anymore Is this a case of mine is bigger than yours playground behavior? -Marc On 3/9/06, Scot Murphy wrote: <Snip>
On 3/9/06, Scot Murphy wrote: <Snip> There you go, that's exactly the kind of reply I was looking for. I feel better about myself already :-) Aaron
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On |Mar 9, at 12:28 PM|Mar 9, Aaron Peterson wrote: <Snip> And I forgot to mention the two ibriks and assorted espresso cups. :D Scot "it doesn't end, does it?" Murphy "Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car." --Unknown
--Apple-Mail-31-414645657 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Content-Type: text/plain; charset -ASCII; delsp=yes; format=flowed Well, as long as we're confessing, I'll own up (we Jews don't confess, except collectively on Yom Kippur) to the following: Preexisting: Silvia Rocky Solis Maestro Plus, Bodum Antigua Mazzer Mini Pasquini Livia 90 Auto Starbucks Barista Aroma, mini Mr. Coffee, Senseo with refillable plastic pods Sohnle electronic scale Since I found out about SM's: i-Roast i-Roast 2 (have an old air popper somewhere in the basement from back in the day when I could actually eat popcorn, but never dug it out; also have a heatgun from my crafting--stamp embossing--days) roughly 30# in my stash and on its way; probably bought close to 100# if you count the Greenline & decaf Greenline I buy from Metropolis in 5-lb. lots bags, bags & more bags Technivorm Sandy www.sandyandina.com --Apple-Mail-31-414645657 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/html; charset -ASCII Well, as long as we're = confessing, I'll own up (we Jews don't confess, except collectively on = Yom Kippur) to the = following:Preexisting:SilviaRockySol= is Maestro Plus, Bodum AntiguaMazzer MiniPasquini = Livia 90 AutoStarbucks Barista Aroma, mini Mr. Coffee, Senseo = with refillable plastic podsSohnle electronic = scale
--Apple-Mail-33-415101623 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Content-Type: text/plain; charset -ASCII; delsp=yes; format=flowed oh yeah--forgot to mention the Traveller II I had before starting to homeroast and the Zass Turkish I bought after. On Mar 9, 2006, at 10:00 AM, Brett Mason wrote: <Snip> Sandy www.sandyandina.com --Apple-Mail-33-415101623 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/html; charset O-8859-1 oh yeah--forgot to mention the = Traveller II I had before starting to homeroast and the Zass Turkish I = bought after. On Mar 9, 2006, at 10:00 AM, Brett Mason = wrote:
--Apple-Mail-34-415148845 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Content-Type: text/plain; charset -ASCII; delsp=yes; format=flowed and the various presses I owned before and after, and the Aeropress I recently bought--my favorite non-electric method of brewing On Mar 9, 2006, at 10:00 AM, Brett Mason wrote: <Snip> Sandy www.sandyandina.com --Apple-Mail-34-415148845 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/html; charset O-8859-1 and the various presses I owned = before and after, and the Aeropress I recently bought--my favorite = non-electric method of brewing On Mar 9, 2006, at 10:00 AM, = Brett Mason wrote:
Dang 3 espresso machines!!!! are ya sure you dont want to unload the Isomac Cappucina?? as Napolean Dynamite would say "LUCKY!" On 3/9/06, Scot Murphy wrote: <Snip> -- "Good night, and Good Coffee"
I keep for getting to snip On 3/9/06, Woody DeCasere wrote: <Snip>
<Snip> With shipping and a weight correction for the beans getting lighter when roasted (about 20-30% I bet) it will be a while until the break-even point. But then the coffee really is better. :) -- Steven Hay hay.steve -AT- gmail.com
My 1 year home roasting anniversary is Sunday, March 12. (I know....) Purchases since then: Poppery 1 and Tostmaster poppers, 3 silicone spatulas, 1 huge SS whisk, SS colander Replaced by: Milwaukee LED heatgun, 3 dog bowls with matching mesh colanders, 2 medium SS whisks. (already had SS BBQ grill) 2 tilting personal fans New wrist brace for my left hand Zojirushi Fresh Brew Replaced by 6 Krups Moka Brews and many filters, one defective and returned, 3 given to relatives, one being used and a spare just in case. Still use the carafe from the Zoji for the coffee made in KMB. 3 Swissgold One cup filters, one for work, one for home, one for sister Soehnle food scale DeLonghi Retro Burr Grinder Quickly replaced by: Brushed chrome Capresso Infinity. Purchased and gave away 2 Bodum blade grinders to friends and relatives 3 Vacuvin ground coffee containers and pump Set of 4 SS brushed stainless steel canisters for roasted coffee storage after 24 hrs in valve bags AND $2029.76 in green coffee and bags (I've kept all the receipts. I know....) I'm just about to put in another order. I give a lot of coffee away and have now sold $50 worth of coffee with people are asking for more. Soon we'll add the cost of a BBQ drum, but I think it's going to pay for itself between me, my daughter and my son-in-law selling coffee at work. We all work in medical facilities and lots of people do shift work and absoutely love my coffee after all those samples. Even if I just make enough to pay for my stash and some more KMBs, I'm happy. Such an interesting topic! Ann
On 3/9/06, an iconoclast wrote: <Snip> ) That is impressive to spend solely on green coffee and bags in a single yea= r :-) Aaron
over 2 grand a year in coffee beans and bags... PLEASE tell me you own some kind of store or are in some kind of business or something. otherwise that is a LOT of coffee to drink... wow that's almost scary... Aaron
On 3/9/06, Aaron wrote: <Snip> I have given a lot of coffee away, so we didn't drink it all. For the first time in my life I have something to give people for gifts. I don't do crafts. I help fix their computers and help them with information and research and give them medical advice, but until I started roasting coffee, I didn't have anything tangible I could "hand" them. I basically supply 3-4 households with their weekly coffee. My sis and bro-in-law gave us thousands of dollars of cedar for our deck, their oak flooring and a lawn tractor when they remodeled, so we will give them coffee for life. I now bring the coffee to our work Christmas parties and RN meetings. I hate to drive, so I give friends coffee in appreciation for driving me places. I give free coffee to the housekeeper at work because my coffee habits are sometimes messy and she cleans up after me. One of the nurses at work had to put her dog to sleep, so I gave her a card and a 1/4 lb of coffee. So I guess that two grand was spent on a lot of goodwill as well. Ann
Ann, Do you always give whole bean when you give coffee away or do you grind it first? I'd like to give people coffee but not a lot of average folks have grinders and I just can't bear to think of my coffee being preground and sitting there for who knows how long before it gets brewed. brad On 3/9/06, an iconoclast wrote: <Snip> . <Snip>
Finally! After all this time on this list, and I've found a role model. Kudos, Ann. Mike (just plain)
On 3/9/06, b cook wrote: <Snip> t <Snip> e <Snip> Hi Brad, The first thing I ask them is "Do you have a grinder?" I prefer to give whole bean, but some people just don't have grinders...yet. One of the nurses at work asked to buy a pound and she doesn't have a grinder. I told her I would grind it for her, but only after it had rested at least 2 days for best flavor. Ann
Ann. thank you for sharing that. A VERY respectable way to use coffee for sure. While I have a little 'route' I take a few times a week to share my coffee, I am not up to that stage yet... Probably a good thing at this point because i doubt id be able to afford it for long. Using coffee as a payment for something is a grand idea. You are doing them a favor with the coffee, for the favors they have done you... I like that a lot. Aaron
I come across grinders from time to time in some of the extra curricular things I do here..... While it is not the best grinder in the world to use, I do give away whirly blade grinders to folks at times to grind the coffee, because, as you said, I really do not want to give pre ground coffee if I can help it. Considering a grinder costs about what $12.00... if I dont have a spare, I can spring for once in a while and it isn't going to kill me. Another thing I was looking at doing here is, a lot of the relatives like my coffee, and I find myself mailing off 'care packages' from time to time, and a swissgold is about the price of a grinder. Im thinking this might make good presents as well... a coffee kit if you must. I can get a digital pocket scale that measures to the 1/10th of a gram for like $12.00, Swiss Gold another $12.00 .... grinder ok lets' say $20.... pound of coffee $6.00 ... all in all, the setup gets them off to a very good start and is something that will be used for a long long time. Just some more ideas for when you are stuck wondering .. ok what to get for xxxx for yyyy holiday/birthday etc. Aaron
Just a tip - sometimes I ask if they have a blender... It's not a zass, but grinds decent enough for drip.... Brett On 3/9/06, an iconoclast wrote: <Snip> it <Snip> ave <Snip> d <Snip> ribes) go tohttp://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings<Snip> -- Regards, Brett Mason HomeRoast __]_ _(( )_ Please don't spill the coffee!
On 3/9/06, Brett Mason wrote: <Snip> Thanks, Brett. Great idea. Ann