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Topic: Fresh Roast vs. Behmors, M3's, et cetera. (3 msgs / 101 lines)
1) From: John M. Howison
Over recent months, I have read with amusement of the trials and
triumphs of familiar posters to this list as they argue aboiut whether
some roaster or other is worth five hundred dollars more than another.
In a one-coffee-drinker household, my Fresh Roast rarely moves to the
front of the kitchen counter for more than ten or twelve minutes a day
to roast a half cup of SM's latest featured bean.  Ten or twelve very
agreeable minutes. While roasting, I can see the beans and smell the
beans and hear the beans throughout the process.  I can change the
heat level back and forth from High to Medium to High, and can refine
the process even further by altering the fan speed.   The "Cooler"
button does its job effortlessly.
After two or three trial runs , a new bean meets my standards.  My
Jimma is more satisfactory to me than the offerings of my friend the
professional Coffee Guy downtown, who gave $thousands for his roaster.
 My roaster cost half as much as my grinderr.  Gee whiz.
With a half dozen ceramic storage jars the size of a coffee mug,  I
don't wander far from the Three-Days-Rest-is-Best standard.
When it happens that I do a roast after dinner, I can hold a freshly
roasted bean between my teeth and flow an ounce of cordial across it,
Roman style.
Despite my poverty, I regularly have great coffee -- coffee fit for
the finest of beaks.  Is this a great century in a great country, or
not?
Contra muros, mater rubicolla
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2) From: g paris p
John:
The debate will continue well after we are long gone.
For me my Fresh Roast was too small in terms of batch size after a year; it
was a great little roaster.
No question you roast and drink the top 5% of the coffee produced around the
world.
There is always more to learn and for that you do need other tools and yep
it's
a great country when we have those available or build them ourselves.
The frying pan roasts a great bean, we had a guy who built a fantastic tin
can roaster
for camping and it was wonderful because I tried it myself. The user
decides. I must tell you there
is a difference from roaster to roaster.
you did mention:
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NOT, you are making a big mistake by not trying longer rests on some of your
beans;
surprise yourself sometime.
warmest regards,
ginnyhttp://www.homeroasters.org/php/news.php.On Wed, Dec 15, 2010 at 5:27 PM, John M. Howison wrote:
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3) From: Yakster
On Thu, Dec 16, 2010 at 8:04 AM, g paris p  wrote:
No question you roast and drink the top 5% of the coffee produced around the
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I've was thinking about this yesterday as I was enjoying the Sumatra Blue
Batak Tarbarita Peaberry which was just singing after considerably more rest
then three days.  Other recent roasts that have blown me away are; El
Salvador Matalapa Tablon El Amate, Brazil Joao de Campos Yellow Catuai, and
those cute little Colombia Peaberry Los Caracoles del Sur.  It really is
incredible to be able to try so many great coffees.  Thanks Tom.  I've been
untethered from supermarket coffee for so long and have now gladly cut
myself off of the office coffee (out of necessity) that sometimes it's hard
to appreciate just how lucky I have it.  I've been telling myself that I
should drink some mass market coffee just to increase my appreciation, but I
just can't seem to make that step. It'll probably happen on its own on my
next road trip, though.
-Chris
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