Decaf Roasting Tip…

Decaf Roasting Tip…If you’ve got to roast decaffeinated coffee [not for yourself, right? it’s for somebody else, sure!] you’ve probably learned that it roasts altogether different than a typical green coffee. Decaffeinated beans look...

Like a Kenyan… but pricier.

Over the holidays I had the opportunity to play Santa’s elf, leaving little, beribboned jars of just-roasted beans on neighbors’ doorsteps, ringing the bell and running away. Consequently the neighbor across the street [another Doug, but we call him Ed,...

No flavors for you…

“…there were rumors about some people who flavored coffee with potent liqueurs, but they were socialist hopheads who would ruin this nation with their daddy-os and their bongo drums and tinctured coffee. You want flavored coffee, go to Russia, and you know...

Happy New Year?

“On Jan. 1, 300 million people in 12 countries will start using some funny-looking money they have never seen before. Months later their old familiar bills and coins will buy them nothing. Many of these people will have only a vague idea of what is going on....

Happy 2002.

Happy 2002.I feel almost obligated to post some kind of year in review message. I’ll get over it. All in all, 2001 wasn’t a banner year, though in many ways it was important. I am, myself, far more interested in looking forward…. New Crop Papua New...

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