Thanks for the link to the picture of Pecan Jim roasting. I really
wanted to see that!
On Mar 26, 2007, at 4:30 AM, David Yeager wrote:
At 10:20 AM 3/23/2007, I myself wrote:
>A special guest: "Pecan Jim" Gundlach. He will be demonstrating his
>unusual technique of coffee roasting using his antique Androck
>"over-the-fire" popcorn poppers, over a pecan wood fire, of course.
Yeah! We did it!
Two dozen brave souls ventured out in the 85 degree Atlanta weather to
watch homeroasting demonstrations and to sip coffee and espresso this
afternoon. The highlight of the day was watching "Pecan Jim" Gundlach
roast coffee over an open fire (pecan wood, of course) in his antique
Androck roasters. Many modern folks don't know that it was quite the
norm for folks to roast their own coffee at home, back in the day. So,
from twin hand-powered, open-flame roasters to a primitive
home-engineered breadmaker/red-enameled-teapot/heatgun contraption to a
sleek stainless steel drum over LP gas flames, it was all on dispay
there on the deck and in the backyard of our host family, the Rosemans.
The food was plentiful and delicious. No one left hungry or thirsty.
If you want to see a picture of Pecan Jim doing his thing over a pecan
wood fire, check outhttp://snipurl.com/16v0mJust so you know, he is roasting SweetMarias Indido Misty Valley. It
came out a fabulous "melange" blend. Lots of Oohs! and Aahs! from the
bean munchers who sampled them after they cooled down a bit.