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Topic: Coffee Clinic Suggestions - Maybe? (8 msgs / 163 lines)
1) From: Jason Brooks
Folks,
    I work in IT at an EDU.  A friend of mine, fellow EDU employee, church
mate and now homeroaster-educated has approached me to do a coffee
clinic at this fall's Parent's Weekend.  I'm betting, because of
location, I won't be able to actually roast.  So, after that, how
would you fill 45 minutes or so with coffee education?
Jason
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Jason Brooks
jbrookshttp://javajeb.wordpress.com

2) From:
Jason:
Why can't you roast? Got fire, coal, wood, an old pan and off we go...
take along some beans and toss um around in a pan, yeah you may want to practice first of you are used to doing everything with AC/DC.
I would think that in a remote location, with folks who would love some great, fresh coffee you will be the center of attraction.
Take along some fresh roasted to have folks sip as you put on your "in the woods roasting clinic."
you go guy!
ginny
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3) From: jim gundlach
Take some greens, list all the ways to home roast that you can think  
of, break out some home roast, grind and brew while talking about the  
importance of the grinder and various ways to brew with tips on  
temperature and such.
      Pecan Jim
On Mar 20, 2007, at 2:08 PM, Jason Brooks wrote:
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4) From: Steven Van Dyke
Of *course* you can roast!
If there's power you can do Heat Gun / Dog Bowl.
If there's no AC then you just need a fire of some kind.  My ECRS 
(Emergency Coffee Roasting System) is a small camping stove and an 
AromaPot which is somewhat similar to a WhirlyPop popcorn popper.  A 
couple of colanders (or just bowls) to pour the beans between for 
cooling and you're all set!  Heck, you don't even need a crank style 
popper - an open pan and a stirrer lets everyone see what's happening.
I'd bring some homeroast for most of the actual coffee so it can be 
properly rested (and roasted - your demo roast may well wind up a bit 'off').
If you've ever done coffee cupping you could demo that with a few coffees.
You can brew the same coffee in different ways for people to taste.
Do a 'blind cupping' (tasting really) with homeroast, *$, store 
coffee, and regular commerical
If you have time to do it, roast some of the same beans at different 
times before the event to show the effects of resting (and staling if 
there's time and since it's the Fall event there should be).
*Lots* of things you can do to show the variables in coffee!
Number one thing in your handouts should be the SweetMaria's URL.
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5) From: Brian Kamnetz
Bring a good grinder and a whirly blade and demonstrate the difference in
the cup
On 3/20/07, jim gundlach  wrote:
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6) From: Eddie Dove
Jason,
After the explication ... do some form of cupping where everyone can taste /
compare / contrast differing brews of homeroast brewed at their peak of
flavor.  Bring plenty of contact cards.
Eddie
On 3/20/07, Jason Brooks  wrote:
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7) From: Scott Marquardt
On 3/20/07, Jason Brooks  wrote:
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I'm IT in education too -- though not at an EDU.   ;-)
Get these:http://scaa.org/shop/products_catalog.asp?categoryOCHUREDunno 'bout the espresso one, but the other three are superb, they
really are. I give 'em out at the farmer's market where I roast, here
in the Chicago area.
- Scott

8) From: Jason Brooks
Why I'm not thinking of roasting during the session is due to lack of an
adequate space.  As of now, I'd be inside, in a room without any adequate
exit for roast smoke.  Then there's the fire alarms.  And I don't know if
OSHA would like it either - using a poppery to crank up beans to 425F+. 
If I don't roast, I'll likely draw from some of the google videos that are
out there, many from folks in this community, as well as other coffee
sites.
Thanks for all the suggestions so far.  Once I get through a project at
home this week (not coffee), I'll start collating and drawing up a
tentative plan.  And who knows, it may not come to fruition, but it's fun
regardless.
Jason
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(Emergency Coffee Roasting System) is a small camping stove and an
AromaPot which is somewhat similar to a WhirlyPop popcorn popper.  A
couple of colanders (or just bowls) to pour the beans between for
cooling and you're all set!  Heck, you don't even need a crank style
popper - an open pan and a stirrer lets everyone see what's happening.
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properly rested (and roasted - your demo roast may well wind up a bit
'off').
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coffees.
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times before the event to show the effects of resting (and staling if
there's time and since it's the Fall event there should be).
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clinic at this fall's Parent's Weekend.  I'm betting, because of
location, I won't be able to actually roast.  So, after that, how would
you fill 45 minutes or so with coffee education?
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-- 
Jason Brooks
jbrookshttp://javajeb.wordpress.com


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