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Topic: Homeroast- answer to Ross as to where and why I'm selling the grinder (wordy) (66 lines)
1) From: Paul Helbert
Ross asked for the eBay listing and why I am selling the little battery
mill.
I have it listed as: "Portable Ceramic Burr Mill: battery coffee grinder".
Reason for selling might best be answered by this exchange with a
perspective buyer:
*Dear paul_helbert,*
HELLO FELLOW EBAYER,
SOUNDS LIKE SOME GOOD COFFEE USING A BURR GRINDER, ROASTER,ETC. I USE A
FRENCH PRESS TO MAKE MY COFFEE. YOU PROBABLY ALREADY HAVE ONE BUT IF YOU
DON'T GET ONE YOU'LL LOVE IT. I SEEN YOUR AUCTION ON THE BURR GRINDER AND
I'M GOING TO BID AND TRY TO GET IT. IS THERE A BIG DIFFERENCE ROASTING YOUR
OWN BEANS? I USE MY OWN GRINDER NOW BUT IT'S ABOUT WORN OUT, AND I TRY TO
BUY GOOD LOCAL COFFEE BEANS BUT HAVE NEVER ROASTED MY OWN. HOW EXPENSIVE ARE
THEY TO BUY THEM GREEN? IF I DON'T WHEN ONE OF YOUR AUCTIONS HOW MUCH WOULD
YOU SELL ME SOME BEANS FOR?
THANKS ALOT,
Hi Neal,
Here is my history and opinion about good coffee:
For years I drank whatever was hot and available. Occasional I got a cup I
thought was pretty good in a restaurant. For ten years I managed a trout
farm where we always had a hot water pot going and made instant throughout
the day. It was seldom very satisfying, but better for a break than smoking.
Then my cousin gave us a small whirly blade type grinder and we began to buy
our coffee in bean form from high volume vendors where it was generally
pretty fresh because they moved a lot of it. We ground the beans right
before brewing. This was so much better than what was ground and bagged or
ground at the store that my coffee consumption dropped from countless cups
of unsatisfying drink to just one good tasty strong cup in the morning
before work. That one cup was so much better than the prior experience that
I didn't much care for other coffee anymore. Recently I discovered home
roasting. I think that it is as big a step up as the grind just before
brewing step was. I now drink two or three cups a day because the flavors
are so enjoyable.
Now, the little grinder that I am selling may not be a good replacement for
you worn out one. It is for a traveling coffee aficionado or fanatico, and
some of them won't like it because it may not grind to the level of evenness
that they demand for their espresso machines or whatever. I doubt it will
have a long life...but who knows? I think of it as a "gadget".
I have a French Press but seldom use it. I prefer a "cleaner" cup. Usually
use a paper filter in a Malita cone or a little Italian one cup moka
espresso pot. Perhaps I am not grinding the beans course enough for the
French press.
To learn a lot about green beans and home roasting, etc., I recommend the
websitehttp://www.sweetmarias.comGood luck,
Paul
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