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Topic: This Hobby is for ANY Budget ... (31 msgs / 790 lines)
1) From: Eddie Dove
Friends and family,
Often, it seems the most expensive is what is required by our hobby and
posts. For that sake of those just starting (and the archives) please share
how you have made premium coffee obsession work on any budget!  As always,
all input welcome.
Respectfully,
Eddie
South Coast, Mississippi
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2) From: Brett Mason
Bought a Cory VacPot for $3.62 tonight....
Brett
On 1/17/07, Eddie Dove  wrote:
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3) From: Les
Eddie,
Thrift store popcorn popper $5.00.  French Press off of Ebay $15.00, Hand
Grinder off of Ebay  25.00, 8 pack sampler from Sweet Marias $17.00.  So I
would say you are in for less than $75.00.
Doing it right!
Dietrich Home Roaster  with options $4,500.00, Olympia Cremina Espresso
Machine $3200.00, LM G-3 espresso machine, $4,500.00, Royal Balance Vacuum
Brewer, $500.00, Techinvorm Drip Machine, $180.00, 10 pounds of Isle of St.
Helena $640.00.  $500.00 of assorted greens from Sweet Marias, Mazzer Kony
$1,300.00.  $2,000.00 for odds and ends.   Dedicated addition for a coffee
room on  the house $60,000.00.
Something inbetween may be more realistic, but it is fun to dream.  I wasn't
sure which budget you might be referring to?
Les
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4) From: Larry Johnson
Just bought the last 2 Presto Scandinavian Designs at the Covington K-Mart -
$40 total, inc. tax. Mahvelous backups.
Larry J (Lilboybrew)
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5) From: Thbull
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Started with:
Melita cone filter - $4; used pop corn popper (free - hijacked from  
my family); 1/2lb sampler from SM
Moved to:
French press ($20); Milwaukee heat gun ($70ish); 20+ lbs greens from SM
Wanting to upgrade to Les' dream café ;)
On Jan 17, 2007, at 11:53 PM, Les wrote:
Eddie,
Thrift store popcorn popper $5.00.  French Press off of Ebay $15.00,  
Hand Grinder off of Ebay  25.00, 8 pack sampler from Sweet Marias  
$17.00.  So I would say you are in for less than $75.00.
Doing it right!
Dietrich Home Roaster  with options $4,500.00, Olympia Cremina  
Espresso Machine $3200.00, LM G-3 espresso machine, $4,500.00, Royal  
Balance Vacuum Brewer, $500.00, Techinvorm Drip Machine, $180.00, 10  
pounds of Isle of St. Helena $640.00.  $500.00 of assorted greens  
from Sweet Marias, Mazzer Kony $1, 300.00.  $2,000.00 for odds and  
ends.   Dedicated addition for a coffee room on  the house $60,000.00.
Something inbetween may be more realistic, but it is fun to dream.  I  =
wasn't sure which budget you might be referring to?
Les
00 1/17/07, Eddie Dove  wrote:
Friends and family,
Often, it seems the most expensive is what is required by our hobby  
and posts. For that sake of those just starting (and the archives)  
please share how you have made premium coffee obsession work on any  
budget!  As always, all input welcome.
Respectfully,
Eddie
South Coast, Mississippi
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Started with:Melita cone =
filter - $4; used pop corn popper (free - hijacked from my family); =
1/2lb sampler from SM
Moved to:French = press ($20); Milwaukee heat gun ($70ish); 20+ lbs greens from = SM
Wanting to = upgrade to Les' dream café ;) On Jan 17, = 2007, at 11:53 PM, Les wrote:
Eddie,   = Thrift store popcorn popper $5.00.  French Press off of Ebay = $15.00, Hand Grinder off of Ebay  25.00, 8 pack sampler from Sweet = Marias $17.00.  So I would say you are in for less than $75.00. =   Doing it right!   Dietrich = Home Roaster  with options $4,500.00, Olympia Cremina Espresso = Machine $3200.00, LM G-3 espresso machine, $4,500.00, Royal Balance = Vacuum Brewer, $500.00, Techinvorm Drip Machine, $180.00, 10 pounds of = Isle of St. Helena $640.00.  $500.00 of assorted greens from Sweet = Marias, Mazzer Kony $1, 300.00.  $2,000.00 for odds and ends.  =  Dedicated addition for a coffee room on  the house = $60,000.00.   Something inbetween may be more = realistic, but it is fun to dream.  I wasn't sure which budget you = might be referring to?   Les   =     00 = 1/17/07, Eddie Dove <southcoastcoffeeroaster@= gmail.com> wrote: Friends and family, Often, it = seems the most expensive is what is required by our hobby and posts. For = that sake of those just starting (and the archives) please share how you = have made premium coffee obsession work on any budget!  As always, all = input welcome. Respectfully, Eddie South Coast, = Mississippi -- My Home Coffee Roasting Blog = and Profiles for the Gene Cafe =http://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/ Sweet Maria's List = - Searchable Archives http://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/ = = --Apple-Mail-1--305823868--

6) From: Nate
Les,
What kind of hand grinders are you referring to?  I would like to take a
look at some of those for travel.  Any suggestions?
Thanks,
Nate
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7) From: Laura Micucci
Started with a pop corn popper at the thrift store~$5, french press with
coupon~$18, whirly blade grinder flee market~$5, SM sample pack.  was very
very happy!  ecstatic!
Then I joined this list...
Since then, Cory gasketless vac pot (love it!) yard sale~$5, cheap tiny
aluminum moka pot~gift from friend, presto scandinavian~$25 (I think I paid
more than anyone for this :o(  ).
Now, drum for BBQ off of ebay~$86, RK motor (priceless!) well~$150,
rotisserie kit~$39, brickettes~$15.
Soon: Searching ebay for a hand mill (Zass or Trosser) and a good stovetop
espresso pot.  (can't wait to see what all the "good grinder" hype is
about!  I have high expectations)
Future:  *who knows!  *
**
*And if y'all don't stop with the "must have" beans, I may go BROKE! Ahhhh,
stop the insanity!*
**
On 1/18/07, Eddie Dove  wrote:
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Laura Micucci
www.freshroastedforyou.com

8) From: David F Iseminger
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this topic caused me to take a hard look at the costs involved.  As far
as my personal situation goes here are the expeses involved, I got my
roaster Christmas 2005, so this is just over a year in:
Fresh roast plus 8, sample pack and shiping   $93.70
Mr. Coffee Burr grinder                                 $50.00
French Press                                                  $30.00
total spent on beans bags and shipping          $194.52
Used Gaggia Coffee (Ebay)                          $125.00
Total                                                           $493.22
As a point of comparison in the 18 months before I started roasting,
according to my financial records I have over $800.00 in payments to
coffee shops, this is not including the drinks that were bought with
cash.
bottom line for me.  I am spending far less money, the coffee is better
and it is a lot of fun.  My wife was looking at the e-mails last night
(remember she does not drink coffee) after she read a bunch she jokingly
said, "you have joined some sort of cult"
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this topic caused me to take a hard look at the costs involved.  =
As 
far as my personal situation goes here are the expeses involved, I got my 
roaster Christmas 2005, so this is just over a year in:
 
Fresh roast plus 8, sample pack and shiping   $93.70
Mr. Coffee Burr grinder        
        
        
         $50.00
French 
Press           &=
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$30.00
total spent on beans bags and 
shipping          $194.52=
Used Gaggia Coffee (Ebay)        
        
          $125.00
Total         &=
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nbsp; $493.22
 
As a point of comparison in the 18 months before I started roasting, 
according to my financial records I have over $800.00 in payments to coffee=
 
shops, this is not including the drinks that were bought with cash.
 
bottom line for me.  I am spending far less money, the coffee is=
 
better and it is a lot of fun.  My wife was looking at the e-mails =
last 
night (remember she does not drink coffee) after she read a bunch she =
jokingly 
said, "you have joined some sort of cult"
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9) From: Silvia Marsh
I just started at the end of December...so I haven't had a chance to really
sink some cash into it. ;) But here's my basic starter kit:
Fresh roast plus 8, second hand from friend: $50.
Small blade grinder that I've had for years (I know,  compared to a burr
grinder it's horrible): gift
Small 2-cup french press: gift
Coffee shared by aforementioned friend: free!
Sample pack, pound of coffee, and cotton and valve bags from SM: $27ish, I
think.
Total: $77ish.
Now, payday's tomorrow...so look out. ;)  I'm starting to understand the
pleasures of having a 'coffee cellar' that I can play with.
Cult of Coffee. I like it.

10) From: Gerald Newsom
I started with just a sampler pack from Sweet Maria's. Roasted in a wok
until I decided that the vent hood over the stove was just not going to keep
the roast smoke out of the house.
But I still haven't had to spend much money:
Heat gun------------------$29
Stainless steel bowl----$6
Yama vac' pot-----------$35
French press------------FREE
Two steam toys--------FREE (People can't give those things away fast enough
when they find out you like coffee.)
Armin Trosser grinder-$15
Total cost-----------------$85  ( I don't count the cost of greens because
even the most expensive ones I've bought have been cheaper than any of the
pre-roasted coffee beans I was buying before)
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11) From: Sheila Quinn
I started out very cheaply!
Heat gun: would have been $30 or 35 (but I already had one, so ZERO)
New Dog bowl: $8
Smaller bowl for small batches $1 (dollar store)
Wooden spoon: already had one, so ZERO
set of 2 tight mesh colanders: $10
Cheap grinder: $50
French Press: $15
8-lb sampler pack $32 + 8 shipping = $40
Total: $124.00
Upgrades to grinder and addition of an espresso machine came along 
later, but I still use the same set-up for the actual roasting. I have 
no need to upgrade to a "real" roaster as I like doing it this way! It's 
very relaxing. :)
Sheila

12) From: Vince Doss
I started out with an RK Drum and things just got outta hand...which is my
usual Modus Operandi.
To date, this is where I am
    Capresso MT500S $150.00 RK Drum $440.00 45K BTU Grill $199.00 Silvia
(used) $350.00 PID for Silvia $237.00 Rancilio Rocky Grinder/ accessories
$362.95 Macap M4 grinder $385.00 accessories/coffee $299.30
accessories/coffee $129.64 Technivorm KBTS (used)135 $135.00 Air Pots
$280.58 Coffee $132.31 Coffee $67.71 Coffee $109.00 Coffee $42.44 Coffee
$281.15 Coffee $114.23 Coffee $30.32 Coffee $180.00     $3,925.63

13) From: Les
Nate
A Zass or a Trosser are the best.
Les
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14) From: Jeff Oien
Eddie Dove wrote:
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I started out with a popper that we already had. I used an extension
cord to extend the roast. Which I have now learned could possibly be
dangerous to internal wiring of the house. I also tilted, turned off
and on, stirred etc to try to control the roast because I couldn't
afford dimmers, PID etc. and wouldn't know how to install them.
Already had a Bodum Antigua. Bought a Zass on eBay for about $30
for espresso. Turns out it doesn't grind very evenly. These are
hit or miss. Already had a Krups Novo pump espresso machine. These
can be found for pretty cheap. Got a tamper for my birthday.
Got a Swiss Gold One Cup from SM (no longer available) for $10
something. Just recently got a Presto Scandinavian for $20 and
found somebody who sold me a used Swiss Gold filter for $10. Partly
got that for my wife who drinks more coffee than me but I use it
now too.
Switched to SC/TO. Already had a stir crazy and got the Turbo Oven
on eBay.
Started roasting a little for customers and bought an RK drum setup.
Took a while to pay for it but I use it exclusively now with very
occasional customers too.
We now use the popper again for popcorn with no ill effects on taste.
JeffO

15) From: Luke Eelman
I started with:
Poppery I : $3 @ Thrift Store
Whirly Blade grinder: $10
Melita #2 pourover cone: $3
TOTAL:  $16
Current setup (5 years later):
Poppery I: $3 @ Thrift Store
KA Pro Line: $99
Presto Scandinavian: $18
Bodum Chambourd FP: Free (used Amazon.com coupon w/the KA Pro)
Melita #2 pourover cone: $3
TOTAL: $123
The Poppery is modded to separare the fan and heater so I have
rudimentary profile control and am getting excellent roasts.
I need to get a Swissgold for the Presto and I would eventually like
to get a Technivorm, but for now I'm pretty pleased.

16) From: Lynne Biziewski
My investment:
Whirly-Pop: (yard sale) $1
Cooper Thermometor: ~$20
SM sample packs & one or two 'large' (to me) shipments: somewhere between
$100 - $150
Circulon Pot (to replace broken Whirly-Pop), purchased marked down at
T.J.Maxx: $9.99
Heat resistant spatula (to stir the beans), (T.J.Maxx): ~$8.99
tiny Moka Pot (also a T.J.Maxx mark down): $9.99
larger Moka Pot (T.J. Maxx credit, so sort of free): $12.99
Asparagus Pot & Wire Basket insert (for cooling beans, pot used for cooking,
blending): $12.99
Gaggia Espresso (not working yet): $5.00 (yard sale)
KMB, French Press, & lots & lots of free SM's green beans to last seemingly
forever: Free (tradition winnings)

17) From: Paul Martin
I'm just starting, so...
Poppery II: already had
Mesh basket: $3 
*$ Bodum Chambourd French Press: $28 but used a *$ gift card, so no cost to
me
Armin Trosser hand mill - $15 from ebay
Total: $18
I just paid $48 or so for an order of beans from SM.  My first order and
boy, I've never paid this much for coffee before at one time.  A little
pricier up front than the 8 oclock I was used to drinking. :^)  Honestly,
I've just tried roasting some beans from a local coffee shop.  They sell
roasted beans online but will sell me some greens in the shop.  First I
tried Costa Rica and then secondly some Peru La Florida.  Frankly, it was
OK.  Not bad, but not the coffee nirvana I was expecting.  Hopefully my
order from SM will be better.  I got 2# of Misti, 2# of another, and then
the 4# sampler.  
Last night was the first time to try a thermometer.  I borrowed one from
work were we have some turkey deep fryers.  Does add an interesting
dimension.
Paul

18) From: SamToren
Thrift stores - Goodwill and Salvation Army - nothing is more than $5: Two Bunn Brewers (1 thermal & 1 1980s pouromatic); 3 original Popperys; 9 Poppery 2s; about 10 Bodum French Presses; a 1980s Krups pump espresso machine; a 1980s Delonghi pump espresso machine; and a Zessenhaus hand mill.
   
  The thermometer ($15) from SMs and Rocky grinder are the only new things I have ever bought for this hobby. You just can't find good used electronic grinders at the thrift store.
   

19) From: David F Iseminger
man some of you all are doing this on the serious down low.  I thought I
was good at under 500  guess there is s lesson to be learned.
David

20) From: raymanowen
"...stop the insanity!"
Why?
I (re)started out about 3 years ago. 
With three grown children, my Melitta AromaRoast was somewhere, but we have several air poppers. "Why not-" I thought. I knew what roasted coffee looks like. It doesn't  puff up like popcorn, and I had read about brewing temperatures and listening for the Cracks. 
I knew neither before.  
I figured I could do no worse than chase a few beans from the popper so I set it over a bowl and cookie sheet. I couldn't recalled the roasting of a quarter century earlier, just that I was non-plussed by it. This time I had learned something new and I heard the cracks.
After Second Crack started rolling, the beans were starting to look a little oily and the smoke smelled terriffic. I did let them age for the time it took to break out the Grindmaster mill. That thing has run for thirty years. 
All this after cooling on a cold cookie sheet kept for an hour in the freezer to sink the bean heat.. 
Sooo- my equipment expenditure was zero, except that we already had the two Grindmaster mills. Boyer sold me the second one cheap. Couldn't pass it up. 
You can find all this stuff for pennies at a thrift store or maybe a "Blue light special." Fresh roasted coffee will taste incomparably better than whatever Gunk you buy or brew now. 
You'll experience unimaginable flavors when you "Roll your own."
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
"The indisputable truth is that no coffee is fresh if it isn't fresh roasted." - - Martin Diedrich

21) From: Jeff Oien
David F Iseminger wrote:
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Part of the reason I do it on the cheap is because we don't make
much money. Part of it is because I want home roasting to truly
be less expensive than buying roasted coffee. That way we actually
save money but get MUCH better coffee. And because of this I let
myself splurge on a $6+ pound of Brazil or $7.20 pound of Yemen.
Thankfully I'm not into Guats or Panama and am not tempted to buy
$15 per pound beans although I did try the Geisha at a friends
and it was spectacular even if not my preference.
JeffO

22) From: Brett Mason
Hi Jeff,
I'm kind of in the middle group on watching the $$$ - but raising 7 kids
puts my family in the "watch every nickel" role...
Here's one method for success: I found certain coffees I really like, and
then purchased three 20lb bags from Sweet Maria's.  This drops the price to
under $4 per pound including shipping.  I consider these our staple coffee.
THen I use "Harvey Twelves" to taste test the occasional beans I don't want
to miss, usually with two 5 pounders and a 2 pound chaser...
Arguably this attention can deliver incredible coffee, wonderful variety,
and still feel like I am managing my checkbook reasonably...
Cheers,
Brett
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23) From: Sheila Quinn
Well, I don't see the need to spend a whole lot for good coffee. I also 
enjoy the process of roasting by hand with the HG/DB method and see no 
need to "waste" money on a roaster.
However, I do now own a Gaggia Baby, better grinder, and other 
accessories which I've bought through sacrificing on my other hobby 
which is collecting fountain pens. I sold a few pens to pay for the 
espresso machine, grinder, and many other coffee-related expenses. So 
none of that has come from the household budget, other than the beans 
themselves. Really, my pen habit has helped me support my coffee habit!
If you think being obsessed with coffee is expensive, you ought to start 
a pen collection. Now THAT is expensive! ;)
Sheila
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24) From: Jeff Oien
Hi,
I do the same thing except I'm roasting less for customers now
so I don't buy 3 20 pounders anymore. But I have a friend who
does and I can mooch some off him.
I forgot to mention that I realize costs of electricity, propane
etc also factor in, but with what you said below it can still
save a good amount of money. It's amazing how little that great
coffee can cost when buying those 20s. And Tom is providing the
service of cupping for us.
I still have some Java Prince and Sulawesi from a couple 20s.
I hope the Prince comes back.
JeffO
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25) From: Laura Micucci
I *never* find any brewing or grinding (except whirly blade) equiptment at
thrift stores around here.  People must hold on to their coffee stuff in NE
PA.  good for you!
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26) From: Brett Mason
Laura, for the last yeqar and a half, I've found nothing interesting in the
stores in Cedar Rapids.  Then last night, a Cory Vac-Pot minus filter rod.
But I have several extras of those, so I made a complete vacpot.  Of course
someone will be buying new seals, but that's standard with these...
Hang in there, come back every so often, and eventually...
Brett
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27) From: stereoplegic
had i started @ thrift stores, i'd have been in it really cheap: i 
bought my first popper (white poppery ii) for $40 cost+ship (i didn't 
know any better, i hadn't joined this list yet!) and my second (salton 
(pii clone)) for $4 plus $9 ship off ebay. my third (1400w popcorn 
pumper (poppery i clone), the one i use now) cost me a whopping $1.99 
(no ship) at the thrift store, and has a 120v fan, so i wouldn't have 
had to shell out $10.49 for the 25.2v 2a transformer to split wire the 
salton's fan and heater (still haven't been able to open the pii-i got 
the model w/ hex screws, really hard to reach w/ a socket), unless i 
wanted to do miKe's frankenformer fan mod (even w/o, i can do 6oz 
batches in the pumper).
grinder: well, still working on that... using my girlfriend's cuisinart 
coffee bar blade grinder (free, read girlfriend's, with the pulse and 
shake method it actually works pretty well... at least for paper drip). 
got the *$ barista burr grinder (solis maestro burrs) for $2 at thrift 
store but the motor's dead, haven't replaced it yet.
methods of brewing: proctor silex drip pot (free, handed down from 
parents) works great if water is run through twice and i wait about 2 
min to put carafe in place, *$ barista solo (free, great b-day gift from 
girlfriend) gets water nice and hot (not sure what temp, but @least 
195), melitta #2 pour-over drip ($3).
so, had i hit the thrift store first, i could have had a great air 
roaster setup for $1.99 (about $15 when you include mods-switch, dimmer, 
ext. cords, project box (i used a $1 store plastic sterilite box).
i won't go into what the SC/CO (now e(lectric)WOK/CO, details coming 
soon @ homeroasters.org) setup has cost me, as i have spent WAY too much 
on various parts that ended up not working out for me.
southcoastcoffeeroaster wrote:
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28) From: stereoplegic
okay, so i forgot about the soup can chimney(s) (now using 3, long, 
actual roast chamber from a can of scrubbing bubbles (washed 
thoroughly), can of asparagus around that, progresso soup can around 
that for insulation and better fit), wire mesh cut from $1 store 
splatter screen (since i broke some of the pumper's air fins trying to 
widen them, chaff and even beans were falling in, yikes!), and cooper 
thermometer. the first two might actually fit into my previous $15 
estimate (i think i overshot), and as mike mentioned, cooper therm is 
$18.90, so approx $33.90 plus sampler pack plus any brewing equipment 
you might already have can get you started better coffee than you will 
probably ever buy using my current air roaster setup. note, i'm still 
not using a variac, just a switch (another revision, my pumper already 
has a switch, so that's an extra $.50-$1 you don't have to spend on that 
mod) to control heat.
stereoplegic wrote:
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29) From: raymanowen
re: the " *$ barista burr grinder (solis maestro burrs) for $2 at thrift
store but the motor's dead. "
Don't replace the motor, man- I'll almost guarantee the motor itself is
fine.
Two things can stop it:
   1. There's a thermal fuse strapped to the field winding of the motor
   (My $0.99 thriftie's was open)
   2. The bean hopper has to be set in place and turned clockwise to a
   grind setting, or it won't run.
On mine, the mounting ears were all broken off the gearmotor and it rattled
around inside the housing. Not the last Solis Maestro on earth, so I didn't
fix it other than bypassing the Fth. Motor ran fine.
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
-- 
"When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the Mighty
Wichita (ex- NYC Paramount) WurliTzer- 1976

30) From: Marci Morey
This has been a GREAT thread! I've appreciated seeing what everyone considers 'essential' and that it is possible to do this on the cheap. Thanks to everyone who commented.
   
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31) From: miKe mcKoffee
I'd say Martin sums up what is essential to roasting quite succinctly: "Heat
+ Beans, all the rest is commentary". Then just add "fresh ground coffee +
hot water = coffee". 
Roasting on the cheap can be as simple as using a wooden spoon and frying
pan on the stovetop or cookie sheet in the oven. Grinding as cheap as a
mortar and pestle. Brewing as cheap as a pot to heat water and a clean sock.
Kona Kurmudgeon miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
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[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Marci Morey
	Sent: Sunday, January 21, 2007 8:28 AM
	
	This has been a GREAT thread! I've appreciated seeing what everyone
considers 'essential' and that it is possible to do this on the cheap.
Thanks to everyone who commented.
	 
	Reading and learning,
	 
	Marci in Illinios


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