Hello ladies and gents! Thought i would drop in and say hello while i had the time today. I have been a coffee lover for quite a while, but have only been roasting the past 4 months and it's such an enjoyable adventure.
I'm sure i started off like the majority here.....loved coffee but had a hard time finding something that you liked, especially here in Arkansas. There's a friend of mine at work that also loves coffee, so we started ordering roasted coffee from the internet with somewhat mixed results. After a few months i received some beer brewing supplies, one of my other hobbies, and noticed a catalog for coffee roasting equipment that came with it. I searched the internet for almost 2 months pulling in all the info i needed before dropping an order at SM's for a Gene Cafe and a Rocky. I guess i should add that my friend at work helped push me over the edge with the purchase since he offered to pay for anything i roasted.
Now here i am.....4 months later. Now that i have my roasting skills honed in i ordered a Silvia, but due to having a busy schedule it is still sitting in it's box. I roasted a few espresso blends i picked up from SM the other day, so i will get the Silvia fired up later today. I am still only ordering 1 pound quantities with the occasional 5 pound order for something i really like. After reading a bit from the archives the last 2 days it seems i'm not the only one that likes the Yellow Bourbon. I'm sure i'll have plenty of questions the next few days about the Silvia. I have read so much about it the past month that my mind is still in a haze.
Well i guess that's it for now. Even though it's just myself this Thanksgiving that does not mean I will not cook a turkey plus a few sides, and i need to go get the turkey out of the brine solution and ready for the oven. Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving!