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Topic: OT: Roastery Kafe update (6 msgs / 175 lines)
1) From: miKe mcKoffee
Morning Listers,
Almost feel like I don't belong on the List anymore having gone commercial
and all! But since our shop Roaster was only ordered just shy of two months
ago it'll be another month or so 'til it's done being built, shipped and
installed so actually still roasting at home:-) Been up since 3:30. Went to
bed at midnight, alarm set for 6:30, 3:30 woke up got up... Multi-tasking
getting roasting down for wholebean shelf sales, on last batch. Roasted
Guat' last night when I got home, Kenya earlier this morning. Amazing how
much can be cranked out of a CCR HotTop. (Doing 5x ~330g depending on
bean/roast batches to yield 3# post roast.) Going through ~6# a day of my
Ohana blend used for our main shots. It's been getting very good reviews.
We've gone to Bruce doing 70% of the blend on his RK, working out fine.
IKeeping up no problem having it hit the grinder day 6 to 9 which is
perfect. (Day 5 still a bit edgey:-)
Last batch of Kona Mountain just finished (dumped while I was typing) and
just noticed it's almost time to get up (or so my alarm had been set:-).
Time to go get dressed, get the Kona weighed out in valve bags and vac'd,
then off to the Kafe.
Have a Great weekend y'all.
PS Larry, sorry I missed you Thursday. "Owner" duties had me out of the shop
when you stopped by.
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found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
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2) From: Brett Mason
Mike, I have to disagree with you, and strongly...  You always belong on
this list, roastery or none...
Glad to hear how it's going, and we all wish we could drop by!
Brett
On Nov 10, 2007 8:57 AM, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

3) From: Bob Brashear
Brett Mason wrote:
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Agreed. And if you are able keep the updates coming. Inspiration and all 
that.
Bob

4) From: Dave Ehrenkranz
Mike,
You definitely belong to the "list". I, being semi-"retired",  
definitely have more time than you but I must admit I don't read all  
postings but try to make sure I read yours. They have valuable  
information and news.
While I haven't yet visited your shop I will soon. Hopefully you will  
be there when I visit.
It will be interesting to hear how the output from the soon the be  
installed shop Roaster compares to your home roasting.
dave
On Nov 10, 2007, at 6:57 AM, miKe mcKoffee wrote:
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5) From: Jim Gundlach
On Nov 10, 2007, at 8:57 AM, miKe mcKoffee wrote:
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Mike,
      While people on this list are at various points, from  beginning  
to well down the road, on their home roasting journey, you have  
traveled it further that anyone else I know.  Quite the contrary to  
not belonging on this list, I think you are living many list members'  
dream.  While I know running a coffee shop is not for me, I would give  
away more than I sold, I am looking forward to the day that I can get  
a coffee at a professional home roaster owned and operated coffee shop  
in every city and town in the country.  I know there are a few other  
list members, past and present, who have opened a coffee shop, yours  
is the most documented journey in the archives of this list.  When you  
have time, Ha Ha, you ought to pull them together and write a book.
    pecan jim

6) From: Marty Wooten
Good morning Mike,
 
I have to agree with everyone else who have said it so well - you certainly do belong on the list and you would be missed greatly if you were not involved. I can't imagine even having the time to post given all the work that you have had to do to open the shop (and still are), but I personally can't begin to tell you how much I appreciate you taking the time out of your busy day to post and keep us all informed of the adventures in your journey. The thought of there even being a possibility of you not posting makes me sad. You have and continue to help me out as I continue to learn and I am grateful. There are a few people that I have come to respect on the list over the years and you are certainly one of them. From the various advise on list with my blend experiments, to the profile discussions as well as the off list communication you have graciously helped me with in the past - you are an important to this community if I may be so bold to speak for
 others as well as my self. 
I had only been posting sporadically for the past year and a half (or so) and recently realized how much I missed being an active part rather than just reading along (Please note that I am not saying that there is anything wrong with just reading along - there are many day's that is what I still do and  it is whatever works best for the individual at that time and there are different seasons we walk through) . I never stopped reading and keeping up with the list, but I was not actively involved as I use to be. Recently I have been trying to engage more simply because I missed the interaction with those of like passion. You and others (I will not list to save me forgetting names I would not want to forget) on this list make it the special place it is. I can't tell you the times I told my wife how jealous I was of the PNWG since I knew what fun you all would be having and then I realized that I may not be able to make it out to the PNWG, but I can interact
 on the list and I had not been.
I hope you hear my encouragement and that you do belong on the list.
 
I am glad to hear all is going well ( other than the short hours of sleep) and look forward to continued reports of the roaster arrival and the new journey with it. I am guessing the CCR HotTop will be glad when your other roaster arrives just so they can take a breather as well ;o)
 
Marty
 
----- Original Message ----
From: miKe mcKoffee 
To: homeroast
Sent: Saturday, November 10, 2007 9:57:22 AM
Subject: +OT: Roastery Kafe update
Morning Listers,
Almost feel like I don't belong on the List anymore having gone commercial
and all! But since our shop Roaster was only ordered just shy of two months
ago it'll be another month or so 'til it's done being built, shipped and
installed so actually still roasting at home:-) Been up since 3:30. Went to
bed at midnight, alarm set for 6:30, 3:30 woke up got up... Multi-tasking
getting roasting down for wholebean shelf sales, on last batch. Roasted
Guat' last night when I got home, Kenya earlier this morning. Amazing how
much can be cranked out of a CCR HotTop. (Doing 5x ~330g depending on
bean/roast batches to yield 3# post roast.) Going through ~6# a day of my
Ohana blend used for our main shots. It's been getting very good reviews.
We've gone to Bruce doing 70% of the blend on his RK, working out fine.
IKeeping up no problem having it hit the grinder day 6 to 9 which is
perfect. (Day 5 still a bit edgey:-)
Last batch of Kona Mountain just finished (dumped while I was typing) and
just noticed it's almost time to get up (or so my alarm had been set:-).
Time to go get dressed, get the Kona weighed out in valve bags and vac'd,
then off to the Kafe.
Have a Great weekend y'all.
PS Larry, sorry I missed you Thursday. "Owner" duties had me out of the shop
when you stopped by.
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffeehttp://www.mckoffee.com/Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must">http://www.mcKonaKoffee.comURL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://www.mckoffee.com/Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archiveshttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/


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