I love my wife and family, and am a coffee connoisseur who loves to try a variety of brewing methods and who roasts his own coffee at home. I am in pursuit of the perfect roast of the perfect bean, to be brewed in the perfect method to produce the perfect cup of coffee.

  • Where To Find Green Coffee Beans

    There are probably as many perspectives on how to find good quality green coffee beans as there are home roasters. I would not say that my method is the best, but I guess sometimes it is better

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  • Is Coffee Your Fuel?

    What is it about coffee that is so compelling? I remember sitting in a summer school class at college a few years ago and hearing the instructor say, “I refuse to pay $4.50 for a gallon of gas,

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  • Air Roast VS Drum ‘Coffee Roasting’

    Roasting There are two basic methods of roasting. This is true of both commercial roasting operations and home roasting. The most common method is the drum roasting method. Nearly all commercial

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  • How to Choose Green Beans

    There are probably as many perspectives on how to find good quality green coffee beans as there are home roasters. I would not say that my method is the best, but I guess sometimes it is better

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  • My Best Tip for Home Roasting

    For the next several posts I am going to try to share some of what I have learned about roasting coffee in the Behmor 1600 home coffee roaster. If you are a home roaster or if you are a fan of

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green coffee

Where To Find Green Coffee Beans

There are probably as many perspectives on how to find good quality green coffee beans as there are home roasters. I would not say that my method is the best, but I guess sometimes it is better

coffee fuel

Is Coffee Your Fuel?

What is it about coffee that is so compelling? I remember sitting in a summer school class at college a few years ago and hearing the instructor say, “I refuse to pay $4.50 for a gallon of gas,

Air-Roasting

Air Roast VS Drum ‘Coffee Roasting’

Roasting There are two basic methods of roasting. This is true of both commercial roasting operations and home roasting. The most common method is the drum roasting method. Nearly all commercial

green coffee

How to Choose Green Beans

There are probably as many perspectives on how to find good quality green coffee beans as there are home roasters. I would not say that my method is the best, but I guess sometimes it is better

light-roast-coffee-beans

My Best Tip for Home Roasting

For the next several posts I am going to try to share some of what I have learned about roasting coffee in the Behmor 1600 home coffee roaster. If you are a home roaster or if you are a fan of

Behmor Coffee Roaster

NEVER LEAVE THE ROASTER UNATTENDED!

I don’t want this to end up being a shameless plug or advertisement for any particular roaster, but I am going to share my experience. If you have been following each of my posts, you know that I

Roasting Methods

Why does the same coffee taste different when roasted in a fluid bed (moving air) roaster than it does when roasted in a drum roaster? Just like the same foods can be made to taste different by

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A Basic Understanding of Flavor Profiles

I must apologize for the previous post, it was far more technical than I had intended, but I trust that it was not so technical as to be boring. Also, to understand the information contained in

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Coffee Variety

Coffee Variety After roasting a few batches of the varieties of beans that came with my initial order, and roasting them to a couple of different roast levels, it was time to expand my green

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The Nesco Professional Roaster

The Nesco roaster is a solid home roaster. It combines fluid bed (a stream of hot air) with a mechanical auger that keeps the beans constantly moving so that they roast a little more quickly and