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Topic: Master Roaster (16 msgs / 363 lines)
1) From: Stephanie Philpot
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-
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2) From: John
I don't know exactly, but "Study under a roaster" conjures up some strange
scenes.

3) From: floyd burton
My image of a master roaster is Barry Jarrett wearing shorts in mid winter
and in a constant whirlwind of activity.

4) From: R.N.Kyle
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

5) From: TFisher511
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:
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6) From: R.N.Kyle
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

7) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
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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

8) From: miKe mcKoffee
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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.
 
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[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 

9) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
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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..."

10) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
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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..."

11) From: Homeroaster
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*********************

12) From: john irwin
"'master roaster' is not something you can learn in a degree  program 
somewhere."
Well put...
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13) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
 I know of maybe two people who fit that category.
Would you consider Tom one of those two?
Dennis

14) From: Homeroaster
I'll never tell.  Of course Tom has coffee sense and the ability to sniff
out the best beans anywhere.  He's most assuredly a 'Master Buyer'.  To be
honest, it would take a better roaster than me to determine who is a master
roaster and who's not.  Don Schoenholt of Gillies Coffee would definitely be
number one on my list though.  The man is a legend.
*********************
Ed Needham
"to absurdity and beyond!"http://www.homeroaster.com*********************

15) From: raymanowen
I think I could be a good coffee mechanic someday... ro
On 7/26/07, True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)  wrote:
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16) From: Justin Marquez
I'm certain I would never attain Master Roaster status.  I am content just
enjoying the coffee I do roast.
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)
On 7/27/07, raymanowen  wrote:
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