I have been lurking about for just under a year now. I thank everyone
for their wonderful advice. I am now an intermediate roaster!
I live just north of Boston, Lynne and I am a transplanted Southern
Girl. I love this area, even though after nearly 20 years, I still
wear longjohns starting in Oct to just about now!
I looooove grits and in particular, cheese grits. I married a
Northern Boy who just does not get the grits thing! I have to have my
brother down south send me grits in the mail. I actually worked at
Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain as a singer for a summer season and
I totally agree with the fact that I have never had better grits.
About the coffee, as many of you probably heard, we had quite a lot
of rain around here recently. Although the area I live in was high
and dry, I can't say that about the rest of the city. Consequently,
we lost our power for about 6 hours one day. Not a huge thing, since
we have our ever present laptops to keep us company. My husband, (who
has turned into the coffee roasting fiend in our house) smugly
brought our camp stove up from the basement when I teased him that he
would miss his afternoon cuppa. The smile quickly left his face when
I pointed out we didn't have any coffee ground already. (which we
never do, cause that would be a bad thing and against the
homeroasting bylaws....) We don't have a hand grinder. I jokingly
said he could use the mortar and pestle we keep around for herbs.
haha. Well, next thing I know he's grinding away with the pestle. The
coffee wasn't great, but it was hot! I just hope we don't lose our