Just thought that I would introduce myself, as I am new to the list and will be adding what I can when I can. If you are a regular over on CoffeeGeek or RateMyRosetta you might have seen some of my posts before, I go by "ThatCoffeeGuy" on those sites. I've been a "pro" (not so pro as the likes of Matt Riddle, Nick Cho, and Claus Tomsen- but I like to think I am more than a typical PBTC- person behind the counter for you non-CGers and H-Bers) barista for about 5 years. I really started getting into coffee through these shops and then fell off of the deep end severely after finding CoffeeGeek.com. It was through CG that I discovered SM and started home roasting. I love home roasting, but wish I had more time to do it and more money to spend on fun roasting gadgets and greens. None-the-less roasting is one of my favorite things to do and I love bringing in 10-15 different roasts and serving them up to customers over the coarse of the day, watching their faces contort with bewilderment as I explain... "No, no, I actually roasted these." (pause for comments from customer- you fill in the blanks) "Beans don't start out brown..." (pause for comments) "It's actually really easy" (pause) "A popcorn popper, like the ones you would use for popping popcorn over a campfire." (pause) "You know... really the best advice I can give you is to check out this website that got me all started on home roasting." I love all things about coffee and espresso and am fortunate enough to have a shop that encourages me to explore different parts and aspects of coffee, espresso, gear, roasting etc. Like I said, I will be contributing when I can, offering whatever experience or advice I can on a given subject. For now, I can't wait for my three paychecks to land on Tuesday so that I can get in my order: Ethiopia Harar Horse -Lot 14659 -2 lbs Brazil Jacu Bird Coffee -1 lb Rwanda Butare Bourbon -5 lbs Mexico FTO Oaxaca Pluma -2 lbs -Bry Bryan Wray "It is my hope that people realize that coffee is more than just a caffeine delivery service, it can be a culinary art"- Chris Owens. --------------------------------- Be a better Globetrotter. Get better travel answers from someone who knows. Yahoo! Answers - Check it out.
Bryan: What a great post. Thank you so much. The Horse, if you hate the ride, send it to me!!! Thanks for posting bryan. I am sure we will see you on other forums. ginny ---- Bryan Wray wrote: <Snip>
Hey Bryan, I'm very familiar with you as thatcoffeeguy ... Welcome to the list! Respectfully, Eddie On 5/21/07, Bryan Wray wrote: <Snip> -- Docendo Discimus Home Coffee Roasting Blog and Profiles for the Gene Cafehttp://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archiveshttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/
Eddie: your not to be nice off that bat, remember your control! g your, pretty, younger sister call home, mama wants to know if you are eating properly? ---- Eddie Dove wrote: <Snip>
Welcome, Bryan. We need more baristas in the group. On 5/21/07, Bryan Wray wrote: <Snip> -- Larry J Never give a party if you will be the most interesting person there. - Mickey Friedman
Welcome Bryan, I am just finishing the last of my Harar Horse Lot 30. I still have a lot of Green Stripe and Idido Misty Valley left. As soon as they get down to a reasonable size in the stash, I will be ordering some more Horse. Les On 5/21/07, Larry Johnson wrote: <Snip>
How is it that people out there still have Misty Valley left? It was so good that my 2 lbs was gone in a matter of days and then on my second order, my 10 lbs was gone in just over a week. Man... when is that coming back, or a comparable Ethiopian? -Bry Bryan Wray "It is my hope that people realize that coffee is more than just a caffeine delivery service, it can be a culinary art"- Chris Owens. --------------------------------- Be a better Globetrotter. Get better travel answers from someone who knows. Yahoo! Answers - Check it out.
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. Bry, I too have Misty Valley left, what was your favorite roast profile for = this coffee? Ross
Let me add my humble welcome, Bryan. I'll be taking notes for sure! Cheers and roast on -RayO, aka Opa! -- "When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the Mighty Wichita (ex- NYC Paramount) WurliTzer- 1976
Same here... Welcome Bryan... Brett On 5/22/07, raymanowen wrote: <Snip> -- Cheers, Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com
I discovered about a half-pound in the bottom of the stash bin just before we left on a 2-week trip in our RV. I roasted and we consumed it in Glen Rose, TX, OKC, Davis, OK and Bellville, TX. I do miss that coffee. After I pushed out an Aeropress cup of it for my wife, she said "Why don't you order another one of those Aeropress thingies so we can keep one at home, too." :-) Safe Journeys and Sweet Music Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX) On 5/22/07, Bryan Wray wrote: <Snip>
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