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Any interest in a 417Coffee meetup?

Recently I have had two different parties here in 417land suggest that I coordinate a meetup of people involved or interested in homeroasting coffee or simply the finer points of roasting and brewing coffee well.  I’ve been noticing more and more conversation going on about coffee in general, and it seems that the specialty coffee […]

A random conversation about homeroasting

Today I ended up in a fun coffee conversation. Someone I’ve known for several years, after someone referenced a local Starbucks, randomly mentioned that he was looking for an old-time popcorn air popper, but said he couldn’t remember the name. I said, matter of fact, “A West Bend Poppery II?” He said, “No, not the […]

Homeroasting coffee primer

If you didn’t know, I roast my own coffee.  At the encouragement of a coffee friend, I jumped in a few years ago after reading through SweetMarias.com.  I started off using a Whirlypop popcorn kettle on my gas grill, then graduated to a 1-pound rotisserie drum on my gas grill, and just this past Christmas, […]

Christmas coffee: Kenya French Mission and a new thermal mug

Yes, it’s Christmas, so I won’t be typing much. Today’s coffee of the day was my Kenya French Mission homeroast.  It’s nothing to write home about.  I got the green beans with my Technivorm brewer — their price included a free pound of coffee, and I requested that the beans be green instead of roasted.  […]