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Old 08-15-2006, 03:21 PM   #41
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So I'm on the right track GB. Would it be best to store the whole beans rather than ground? I've heard that coffee tastes better by grinding the beans right before brewing.
I purchase small bags of whole beans and grind them just before brewing. This makes a much better coffee inmy opinion. I like Korona Coffee.
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Old 08-15-2006, 04:15 PM   #42
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There aren't too many of us home roasters around. Sweet Maria's is a great source of both coffee and information. How do you roast your beans and how, and for how long, do you store them?
We have a Swissmar Alpenroaster, drum style. Love it! We roast about a half a pound at a time - it usually lasts about 3 days. How about you????
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Old 08-15-2006, 04:27 PM   #43
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I'm afraid I don't have anything to add to this thread. Coffee to me is utilitarian - wakes me up in the morning and after 2 cups I'm done and ready to go.
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Old 08-15-2006, 05:10 PM   #44
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We have a Swissmar Alpenroaster, drum style. Love it! We roast about a half a pound at a time - it usually lasts about 3 days. How about you????
I use a frying pan and roast a half cup at a time which, since I live alone and only drink one mug a day, lasts me about a week. I described the method on this site here.
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Old 08-15-2006, 05:47 PM   #45
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Interesting. We did find that the Zambian we got improved much over time. It is best on about the third or fourth day. On this one we roast 2 batches so that it'll last.
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Old 09-11-2006, 07:47 AM   #46
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No time for grinding coffee here. I'm a mess when I wake up (or more like sleep walk to my coffeemaker). I can hardly get the scoop of coffee in the darn filter after spilling half of the water in the tank.

BIL got us a bag of Starbucks Columbia Nariño Supremo. It's not bad; one cup of that stuff and you're up and running the whole day.
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Old 09-11-2006, 02:31 PM   #47
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I Drink Half Calf Folgers... Also General Foods International
Swiss Mocha,don't Have A Star Bucks In My Area So No Special
Coffees For Me...but I Love Coffee
I Like Irish Cream Creamer In Mine :)
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Old 09-11-2006, 04:14 PM   #48
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I prefer a Costa Rican blend I get from a local beanery...

I have one of those coffee pots that grinds the beans, shoots them into the basket and then drips the filtered water through. The whole process takes about 30 seconds to grind and another 4-8 minutes for coffee, depending on how many cups you are making. I think Cuisinart makes the pot.

It is by far the best cup of coffee I've ever had from a home machine.

I take mine with light cream and two scant sugars.
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Old 09-11-2006, 04:17 PM   #49
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I'm afraid I don't have anything to add to this thread. Coffee to me is utilitarian - wakes me up in the morning and after 2 cups I'm done and ready to go.
You remind me of my (ex)husband! He never really liked the taste of coffee...still doesn't as far as I know.
He drinks it to get things moving...if you know what I mean. He drinks instant, too. When he and I seperated, I helped him to pack some kitchen things...and I stuck the jar of Nescafe in with the stuff he wanted. hehehe, I had no use for it. But, still, he's just one cup in the morning, and then he's ready to go
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Old 09-12-2006, 08:23 PM   #50
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Today my hubby and I swung by Starbucks for a picker upper and I asked how much the coffee bean bags run for. $10-12! Compared to store bought it's a big difference.
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