What is a Master roaster? Is it just a title or do you have to study under a roaster or is it a # of hours roasting??? What is it actually? Thanks a bunch, Steph- homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
I don't know exactly, but "Study under a roaster" conjures up some strange scenes.
My image of a master roaster is Barry Jarrett wearing shorts in mid winter and in a constant whirlwind of activity.
A Master, in any trade, has always come after an apprenticeship, = studding under a Learned tradesman, and after the apprenticeship, = serving many more hours at the trade to become better and better, you = would have to take a state test, to become certified, as a master. have a good day, enjoy a nice cup of coffee Ron Kyle Anderson SC rnkyle
I think the "studding under" is the part that John Abbott was alluding to in his post and now Ron just comes right out and tells the whole story. Way to go Ron :-) LOL, make that ROFL Terry F That just made my day, and I am home with the flu drinking lots of liquids. rnkyle writes: <Snip>
Nothing like a good laugh, *studding* that's a good one, on me. I was of = course shooting of studying. Ron Kyle Anderson SC rnkyle
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. Question for the group: How would one become a "Master Roaster" and who holds the title for awarding this? I figure I could point out easily 2 dozen "master roasters" on this list alone. Dennis
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. The SCAA Roasters Guild actually has a Master Roaster accreditation program. However lowly home roasters aren't allowed to be members of the Roasters Guild. That said personally I feel I completed coffee roasting high school some time ago ago and finally graduated coffee roasting college, but have barely started post graduate studies so far from a Master Roaster yet. Pacific Northwest Gathering VIhttp://home.comcast.net/~mckona/PNWGVI.htmKona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee URL 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/ From: homeroast-admin [mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69) Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2007 4:24 PM Question for the group: How would one become a "Master Roaster" and who holds the title for awarding this? I figure I could point out easily 2 dozen "master roasters" on this list alone. Dennis
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. I was thinking more along the lines of an apprenticeship program I am somewhere between apprentice and journeyman myself with the master being down the road somewhere... V/R, FC1(SW/AW) Dennis W. True "Life Liberty and the pursuit of all who threaten it..."
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. So is anyone on our list a "Certified Master Roaster" or is anyone enrolled in the apprenticship program to become a master roaster? Dennis V/R, FC1(SW/AW) Dennis W. True "Life Liberty and the pursuit of all who threaten it..."
A master roaster would have many more skills than just turning beans brown. It would involve long years of developing relationships in the coffee industry, learning of how to source and acquire the best beans, knowing the intimate skills of cupping and comparing coffees, knowing the market, handling the beans, and 'then' roasting' them to their ultimate best. I know of maybe two people who fit that category. I'm sure there are more, but 'master roaster' is not something you can learn in a degree program somewhere. ********************* Ed Needham (30+years of roasting and still just scratching the surface) "to absurdity and beyond!"http://www.homeroaster.com*********************