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Topic: Finally - today's cup! (5 msgs / 166 lines)
1) From: Lynne
Well, my package arrived from SM's (as scheduled). I chose the lowest priced
option
for shipping, which is UPS. My landlord has his business on the property, so
I ran out
when I saw the truck here - nope, no package. But after I went back
upstairs, and sat
down for supper, I saw his truck return. Yep, it was there!  Hooray for
great UPS drivers
and for SM beans!!
So, due to the kindness of our UPS driver, I didn't have to wait yet another
day to dump those awful, bitter, oh-why-did-I-even-try-them grocery store
beans.
It's also been in the upper 90's here, high humidity, no breeze - no a/c.
Nope, not going to roast this whole apt by roasting these greens.
Hmm - after a few hours, it cooled all the way down to 86 degrees, and I
couldn't
stand it. So I roasted not one, but two - first, *the Ethiopia FTO Shoye
Sidamo WP
Decaf, because I did not intend to wait until the morning to try some. Then,
the **
Panama Carmen 'Siete Dias de Bellota' was next.
The Ethiopia Decaf bean is so small - this is the smallest pea bean I've
ever roasted.
No problem when you stovetop roast. :D. I found it getting away from me much
faster
than usual - I don't know if this bean roasts faster (and it is decaf, so
that's to be expected),
if the heat was a factor, or it's been so long I was forgetting what I
should set my stove at
to roast. Maybe all of those - the Panama didn't roast as fast, so I'm going
to really watch
it next time I roast the decaf.
I put my window fan, which actually is a double fan, right in front of me
while I roasted.
Made sure the fan that was farther away from the stove blew in, with me
standing as close
to it as possible, arm extended with my new oven glove, stirring the beans,
all the while trying
not to tip the pan over. It worked - now I'm drinking my second cup of
delicious (albeit roasted
a tad too much) decaf Mokapot brew, poured over ice.
Ah - it may be hot as Hades here tonight, but this, for me, is heaven!
Lynne
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2) From: Ryan M. Ward
"day to dump those awful, bitter, oh-why-did-I-even-try-them grocery store beans."
Ugh... I know exactly what you are talking about... 
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3) From: raymanowen
" I didn't have to wait yet another day to dump those awful, bitter,
oh-why-did-I-even-try them grocery store beans."
But did you wait the nuther day to not try them grocery store beans? Fie if
you did!
Lynne, Lynne, Lynne- would that I had read your post months ago.  While
wandering through a store whose logo consists of a big red spot and
concentric red rings, I happened on the nice-looking bins in the staling
aisle.
What's the attraction of roasted coffee beans- columns of sexy-looking beans
in oxygen/cardox displacement chimneys?  The brand was Archie's Farm or
Archer Farms.  I have to half-step a little- Grinders are almost objects of
veneration- only thing is, they can't do the impossible. Of course I knew,
nitwit had a caseless hope...
The Final Solution was a certain sepulchral ceremony: "Out of sight, out of
mind."  No nuther day for them Archie's Farm beans.  Couldn't do it fast
enough. Almost like it never happened, they actually refunded my $9 and
looked at me with the "Bakit mo tinatinong?" stare.
Grinding the Ethiopia Sidamo at 19.5 was right on for the next-to-last of
this 24 Aug roast. Grinder made Wonderful odors in the frothing pitcher.
Toss a mountain in the porta-filter, watch it collapse as I vibrate it
against the pf fork.  My morning is planned.  Last shot of this E. Sidamo at
11 days.
Pick a sample, maybe this Rwanda Gkongoro Nyarusiza. Force myself to cool it
180s after 1st starts, for a C+ roast. Try to ensure 1st is all done when
time's up. Great for this E. Sidamo- even at 3m, 1st was not all done,
flavors as advertised after a bright early brew.
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
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is only temporary...
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4) From: Lynne
Ryan - but just think of it - if it wasn't for those grocery store beans
(and all the rest they serve out in the world disguised as "coffee"),
most likely none of us would be here. :D
This roast I did isn't the best. Since I haven't roasted in a few months,
it might take me a few roasts to get it right. But oh, it's so much better!
That first sip of my black homeroast almost made me sing... Now to get
the roasting *really* up to par.
Ray-O! Poetry - as usual. And this time I actually understand you!! ;-)
I returned the giant bag of decaf I bought at the Big Box store, and got
my money back, but kept the caffeinated bundle, thinking I could tolerate
it. Who would think that their coffee (same brand) would be more stale
than my local Market Basket grocery store? Which makes me wonder if
other companies sell stuff that's stale/poorer quality in their giant
packaging.
Ah... it's good to be home again. :D
Lynne
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5) From: g paris
Ryan:
why did you do it!!!
g
On Fri, Sep 3, 2010 at 5:23 PM, Ryan M. Ward
wrote:
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