As I told Ivylad this morning, he will never be happy with restaurant coffee again. And this is a man who brought an electric kettle, the coffee grinder, and our French Press when we went to Key West this summer.
He roasted his first batch for 25 minutes, then you have to let it cool in an open container for several hours to overnight. Apparently if you put the roasted beans in a sealed container before they are fully rested the container can explode. :eek:
We ground up the freshly roasted coffee this morning and made it in our French press. It was a nice airy taste, not quite as bold as Ivylad is used to, but still very good. He made another batch, this time roasting it for 30 minutes. We’ll have it tomorrow morning.
Green coffee lasts much longer and is much cheaper than roasted coffee, so I have a feeling this roaster will pay for itself fairly quickly.
Anyone else roast their own coffee? We’re thinking about roasting some beans up and giving it as a Christmas gift. Of course, it won’t be roasted until Christmas Eve.