Hello all; I just joined the list after refining my coffee taste buds over the past 20 years. I recently found the Sweet Maria's site, ordered some green beans through Coffee Wholesalers, and have found a Poppery II for 1.99 and the original Poppery for .99 at local second hand stores. There used to be an extensive web article on popper roasting which showed many pics of how to modify, add switches, etc. that I thought was at Sweet Maria's but now I can't find it... anyone know where it is?? Also looking for great advice on roasting in the Poppery machines, good bean sources etc.. Thanks, and bottoms up! Richard Estes homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
Richard, You'll learn this pretty quickly - All beans of the same name are not the same!! I ventured out to your supplier just once - the grade of bean I received was inferior to what I get from Tom and Maria. I don't know if they were stale - or if they had been damaged - or just a lower grade bean - but the quality deficit was immediately noticeable. So - my advice to you and your poppery would be to start with a known quality bean from Sweet Maria's.
Hi Richard, Here's the link dedicated to hot air popping I think you were referring to:http://www.execpc.com/~n9zes/homeroast/roast.htmlAbout "good" bean source. I've purchased from 3 different sources specializing in greens for homeroasters. I've found Sweet Marias to have the highest consistent quality, great coffee reviews and great selection to boot. Some greens Tom doesn't carry. I order Kona directly from a few different growers, JBM from two sources, Australian direct from an Australian roaster I met while in Kona on vacation, Galapagos from a State side source & St. Helena's directly. MM;-) Home Roasting in Vancouver, WA USA
Thanks Mike; This is the link I was looking for! Thanks! I am looking forward to my future home roasting experiences with savor! Perhaps you can tell me a little about the "organic" coffees. I have read that behind tobacco, non-organic coffee beans are treated with many, many chemicals as a requirement for import. Is this true? Thanks. Richard Estes Bellingham, WA USA richardhttp://www.richardestes.info/index/<Snip> homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
Well... I tried to order from Sweet Maria's, and I got this and the order returned.. Should I try again Monday?? Richard This Message was undeliverable due to the following reason: The user(s) account is temporarily over quota. Please reply to techsupport if you feel this message to be in error. homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
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