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Home Roaster Profile 9-Patrick Loves His Behmor

Home Roaster Profile 9-Patrick Loves His Behmor

The common thread with most of my home roasters is that they usually start roasting in a frying pan on the stove or with an air popcorn popper and then scale up.   I do have quite a few that stick to the popcorn popper and are happy with the results. However, if you need to do a larger amount of beans, that method is not practical so the Behmor is the roaster that most graduate to.  Although the Behmor costs a lot more than a popcorn popper, the results are fantastic and you really only have to do one...

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July Special-Organic Costa Rican Finca Amistad-Buy 5lbs and get one more FREE!

July Special-Organic Costa Rican Finca Amistad-Buy 5lbs and get one more FREE!

Costa Rica has been growing coffee since the early 19th century.  They have a long-standing reputation for good quality coffee.   They now have many micro mills which means that there is more variety to choose from and different coffees aren't mixed in together.  This makes their coffee unique and it's now easier than ever to taste several different coffees from a particular area side by side and begin to see that geography affects the taste. Costa Rican Org. Coto Brus – Finca Amistad Hacienda la Amistad, located in Coto Brus, a canton in the province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica,...

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Home Roaster Profile 8- Allison McD.

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Home Roaster Profile 8- Allison McD.

Allison lives in East Vancouver and started roasting 6 months ago.  This profile was done soon after she got the Nesco roaster.  Just as an aside, the Nesco, as well as roasters like the Fresh Roast SR500 and SR700's are considered "fluid bed roasters" because they use hot air to roast the beans.  Along with roasting beans at home, Allison enjoys reading, gardening and other do-it-herself projects.  One day maybe she will try to grow a coffee shrub in her garden!  If Californians can do it, an East Van resident can too. How long have you been home roasting? I’ve...

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June Special-Ethiopian Lekempti Green Beans-Buy 5lbs and get an EXTRA lb FREE!

June Special-Ethiopian Lekempti Green Beans-Buy 5lbs and get an EXTRA lb FREE!

The regions surrounding the towns of Ghimbi and Lekempti are often combined into one, and a roaster may use one name of the other, or sometimes both.  Lekempti is the capital city.   Taste Profile:  The flavours of Ethiopian coffees are notably diverse, from citrus, often bergamot, and florals through to candied fruit or even tropical fruit flavours.  The best washed coffees can be incredibly elegant, complex and delicious and the best naturally processed ones can be wildly fruity. Altitude:  1500-2100m (4900-6900 feet) Harvest:  February-April Varieties: Heirloom varieties

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Home Roaster Profile-Volume 7-Steve and his Behmor

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Home Roaster Profile-Volume 7-Steve and his Behmor

How long have you been home roasting? I start roasting 2 months ago, 15 batches roasted. What made you start roasting at home? I start thinking about roasting my own coffee 2 years ago. I started reading a lot about roasting but also on cupping, growing coffee and the green coffee market. With all that knowledge, I developed my tasting skills and  trying different kinds of coffee. I think all the bad coffee I drank at the end of 2016 gave me the push to look for the best home roaster. I found what I was looking for at U-Roast-it...

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