HomeRoast Digest


Topic: Atlanta & North Georgia Gathering - Spring Break! Report (2 msgs / 89 lines)
1) From: David Yeager
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.
David Y
Atlanta

2) From: L. Michael Fraley, MD
Thanks for the link to the picture of Pecan Jim roasting.  I really 
wanted to see that!
Michael
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.
David Y
Atlanta


HomeRoast Digest