We tend to think that $100.00 for 3 lbs of some of the best coffee in the world is expensive. I thought so until my brother asked me how many cups would that make. And then, at StarBucks price what would it cost? I don't really know how many cups I get from a cup. I get it green, I roast it, and then I enjoy it. I don't count it. This afternoon my brother Paul, who is a very critical person, said it is probably the best coffee he tasted. Andie Z -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Anti-Virus. Version: 7.1.394 / Virus Database: 268.9.0/367 - Release Date: 6/16/2006
I have to chuckle to myself when I see the gasp of total disbelief of anyone who would pay $100 for three pounds of coffee that isn't even roasted. The chuckle is because the gasp is coming from someone who doesn't think twice about buying a carton of cigarettes, 10 cups of coffee from the vending machine, and 3 or 4 six packs every week. Hummmm???
Andie Z wrote: <Snip> 1lb =~ 453gm. 20% is lost during roasting so that reduces to 362gm. At 7gm/6oz cup, that's about 52 cups. 3lb for $100 comes out to about 64 cents per cup. Even if you double it to fill your mug, it's still much cheaper than *$. -- tom_p pfau --http://nbpfaus.net/~pfau/
:-) :-) That's one reason why I brought and brewed my homeroast in a "press mug" when I went to get my car serviced this morning, even though there is a *$ accross the street from the dealership! Wendy Thomas Pfau wrote: <Snip>
On 6/16/06, Andie Z wrote: <Snip> Not to reopen a can of worms, but I think I would buy this coffee if it weren't for the fact that I didn't think I was ready for it, in terms of both my own personal tastes and also roasting experience. It would be a let down to me that I would roast some and then not know if I could do it better. At this point, I'd rather someone who could enjoy it more try it out, and I'll catch it next time it comes around. (Hopefully, it does come around again!) Now, a $100 subscription for 3 weeks of one point each of this stuff, roasted by an artisan.. Well that I might go for. -- Steven Hay hay.steve -AT- gmail.com Barry Paradox: Consider k to be the greatest element of the set of natural numbers whose description require maximum of 50 words: "(k+1) is a natural number which requires more than 50 words to describe it."
Steve wrote: " Now, a $100 subscription for 3 weeks of one point each of this stuff, roasted by an artisan.. Well that I might go for." Steve, I made that offer to the list. I would be more than willing to roast your trifecta if you pay the shipping. Les <Snip> On 6/17/06, Steve Hay wrote: <Snip>
Even though my trio is on its way to me now, I'm almost tempted to take you up on this. I have to admit I'm scared to roast such an expensive coffee. Especially since the smallest batch I have done so far in my RKDrum is a pound. I'm not sure if I should start practicing 1/2 pound batches, or just roast it all at once since I am comfortable with that batch size. -Chuck OMG. What if I screw this up? I can't take this kind of pressure!!! Les wrote: <Snip>
Perfect your half pound technique on the lesser beans, then go for the gold! On 6/17/06, Chuck the Coffee-Geek wrote: <Snip> -- "There is nothing new under the sun but there are lots of old things we don't know." -- Ambrose Bierce
Harvey came on Saturday with the Trifecta. I roasted this evening (saturday). I left a graduation party to come home and roast coffee. in the RK Drum; I first roasted 2lbs of Panama Carmen Estate 1800 to just at 2nd Then 1lb of La Esmarelda Gesha to City+ I hit 1st crack earlier than anticipated at around 8:00 and backed off the heat to try to stretch it out. I dumped it at first hint of second and cooled it quickly.....smells good. Tom mentioned it is a big bean...I started 460gr and ended 376gr but the beans are large. going to rest it now
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. From 460g to 376g is an 18% loss in weight. That is somewhat higher than I would have expected. We are now over $60 per pound = roasted, and that doesn't even include the trips from Panama to Oakland, and = Oakland to Florida. Mine is due to arrive here Wednesday. If I roast the first batch = Wednesday evening, it should be ready to drink by Friday and in its peak for the weekend. I have 4 days to decide the roasting sequence, decisions, = decisions ... At least by choosing UPS, I will have the experience of several pioneers regarding how they roasted theirs and how the turned out. Terry
Chuck, I ordered my trio last night. I, also, was antsy about doing less than a pound in the RK until Les scolded me a few months back for roasting small batches of Lot#30 Harar in my iRoast because I was scared to do it in the RK. Heck, I have a 250 pound stash... and plenty of it is replaceable greens to practice with. So I mustered up the courage and roasted a 1/2 pound batch of Lot30. My, my, my! There IS a difference. Yes, a 3 or 4 pound roast has more "wiggle room" than a 1 pound roast, but the difference between roasting 8 ounces and 16 ounces is insignificant. Just do it carefully. Pay attention. Don't get distracted by other things. Then enjoy. You have the equipment -- you have the skill. Go for it! JavaJerry RK Drum roasting in Chesapeake, VA Chuck the Coffee-Geek wrote: <Snip>
When I first joined the list and started home roasting, I had the same trepidations regarding the ISH beans for about $27.00 a pound. The first roast in my poppery was wonderful, but I was not so happy with subsequent attempts. They were just not as great as the first try. It WAS worth it though :) PeterZ Chuck the Coffee-Geek wrote: <Snip>