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Topic: Christmas Roast (4 msgs / 191 lines)
1) From: rnkyle
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Yesterday was my day to roast coffee for Christmas, some for giving and =
some for selling.
I ended up roasting 15 lbs of coffee, from preparation, roasting and =
packaging and labeling. total 4 hrs.
Drum Roasting in the gas grill was a great time saver.
Total of 8 sessions one behind the other. 14 to 18 min. per session 
2 batches 2.5 lbs each of Hawaii Koa Kona "Baba's Beans XF, Roasted full =
City
2 batches 2.5 lb Mexican Kabuk. 1 at vienna and 1 at French
1 lb of PNG City +
1 lb of El Salvador Vienna
1 lbs of Espresso Blend
50 % Brazil Santos
20% Indian Mysore Nuggets
30 % Sumatra Aceh Gold     Roasted just past rolling 2nd
2 lb of Brazilian Cerrado roasted Full City.
The house smelled so luscious you could just lick the air and taste =
coffee. Life is good
BTW all those who entered so far in the Christmas Tradition give =
away---- Your are in the hat. thanks for participating.
Ron
rnkylehttp://rnk10.tripod.comRoasting drums for gas grills.

2) From: miKe mcKoffee
Just when I feeling good about 2/3# Rosto batches...:-)
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee

3) From: jim gundlach
Ron,
     That sounds like a very satisfying half day's work.  And it sure 
beats the hell out of running around the mall looking for presents.
    Jim Gundlach
On Dec 15, 2003, at 8:08 PM, rnkyle wrote:
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Ron,
    That sounds like a very satisfying half day's work.  And it sure
beats the hell out of running around the mall looking for presents.
   Jim Gundlach
On Dec 15, 2003, at 8:08 PM, rnkyle wrote:
ArialYesterday was my day
to roast coffee for Christmas, some for giving and some for =
selling.
ArialI ended up roasting 15 lbs of
coffee, from preparation, roasting and packaging and labeling. total 4
hrs.
ArialDrum Roasting in the gas
grill was a great time saver.
ArialTotal of 8 sessions one
behind the other. 14 to 18 min. per session
Arial2 batches 2.5 lbs each of
Hawaii Koa Kona "Baba's Beans XF, Roasted full =
City
Arial2 batches 2.5 lb Mexican
Kabuk. 1 at vienna and 1 at French
Arial1 lb of PNG City =
+
Arial1 lb of El Salvador =
Vienna
Arial1 lbs of Espresso =
Blend
Arial50 % Brazil =
Santos
Arial20% Indian Mysore =
Nuggets
Arial30 % Sumatra Aceh Gold    =
Roasted just past rolling 2nd
Arial2 lb of Brazilian Cerrado
roasted Full City.
 
ArialThe house smelled so luscious
you could just lick the air and taste coffee. Life is =
good
ArialBTW all those who entered so
far in the Christmas Tradition give away---- Your are in the hat.
thanks for participating.
ArialRon
=
Arial0000,0000,EEEErnkyle
=
Arial0000,0000,EEEhttp://rnk10.tripod.comArialRoasting drums for gas =
grills.
=

4) From: Lynne
(somebody invite Stephen Colbert)
Of course, I'm talking about coffee roasting, not celebrity ones. Just 
finished a couple of hours of roasting, more or less, with nothing 
stopping my determination, not even the Emergency Doggie Pooped on 
Carpet situation. [Daughter:...OH, Sammy pooped on the rug..Me: you 
clean it up, I'm roasting coffee.. Daughter: No, I'll do that...Me: NO 
WAY - You don't know what you're doing...Daughter: So tell me. Me: 
Can't. Too complicated. Moral: NOTHING will get in the way of my 
roasts]
So this is what I roasted for friends & family over the holidays:
Brazil Organic Cachoeira Yellow Bourbon (drinking this now - oh, this 
is SO delicious)
Colombia Org. Mesa de Los Santos
Mexico Org. Oaxaca Finca El Olivio
and
Tanzania AA Songea
I've also got the Harrar Horse I roasted the other day, but my friends 
will have to pry that one from my cold, dead hands to get it. (and I 
say that with all the love and generosity of the season..he..he)
So... what'd think - should I do a blend, or give these away as single 
origins? I don't think I can go wrong either way (all recipients are 
average coffee drinkers, and no, I have no idea WHAT they will use to 
grind & brew - but rest assure, I'm sure theirs a Mr. Coffee there 
somewhere). I was aiming for coffees that are on the deep, rich side, 
with chocolate overtones, but nothing too unusual for the masses. But, 
of course, want to give them something to knock the socks off of their 
usual Dunkin' drinkin.
Lynne


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