Been consumed with other projects, so I’ve let a day or two go by without roasting new things. That’s something that the Hearthware roaster allows more than the Freshroast… its half-cup-of-green capacity makes for a surprisingly large difference in roasted beans after a few batches.
I received my first batch of beans from Riley’s Coffee–both green and roasted. Barry Jarrett’s roasted coffee comes highly recommended, so I’ve glommed on to a couple of his espresso blends to see if I can roast something that in any way resembles his own finished product. It’s worth noting, too, that Barry carries the excellent PNG Mile High, and at better prices than I’ve found elsewhere.