kilodelta
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Oct 31, 2017
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Well - I learned a few months ago that ground coffee and beans in supermarkets are in effect stale products. So I've taken to buying green dried beans and roasting them myself. I use a $20 Stir Crazy popcorn stirring machine. 20 minutes for Costa Rican and Brazilian, 30-35 for New Guinean. Easy. You just have to watch it on occasion. Only roast a max of 8oz - it goes stale within a week.
Then grind it for the French Press and brew it. It's AWESOME.
Oct 31, 2017
cs85b03
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Nov 3, 2017
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Me and some buddies from work started down this rabbit hole 5 or so years ago. In my garage is full size grill with a 10lb coffee roasting drum. Roasting coffee was one of our most rewarding pastimes. We are all farther from each other now, so it doesn't get used much, but when it did, everyone reaped the rewards of fresh delicious coffee, every day. Theta Ridge is a good place to get green beans from if you are looking in the 10-200lb range, fyi. Vacuum seal the green beans and they will last a while.
Nov 3, 2017
jkiemele
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Nov 3, 2017
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Home roasting is amazing. I have been doing it for years and have completely spoiled myself in the process. It's good to hear you are reaping the benefit of fresh coffee! There is no better start to a day!
Nov 3, 2017
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