FreshRoast Plus

Freshbeans has just released the FreshRoast Plus, a step up [it would seem] from the FreshRoast. While I’m having difficulty getting the nitty-gritty specifics, it appears that the capacity has been upgraded from 2oz to 3.5 oz [.5 oz more than the Hearthware...

Dear Santa

I hope you’re sitting down. Maybe I should start by thanking you for all those years that you really came through for me. The drum set for my fifth Christmas completely blew me away. And even though I never really showed much talent for it [despite Dad’s...

Mocha-Java: Myth and Magic

Mocha-Java: Myth and Magic One of my favorite blends from a roaster I’d frequent was a Mocha-Java blend. So when I started roasting my own beans, some of the very first greens I roasted were samples of Yemen Mocha, and Java Blowan Estate. I was quick to blame my...

Back at the roaster…

Like so very many things in life, roasting coffee is both more meaningful and rewarding when you go about it with a goal in mind. It’s one thing to fling some of this bean and some of that into the roasting chamber. It’s something else again to fling your...

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