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More coffee adventures: Real Live Espresso Gear...

As just about anyone who knows me can attest, I love coffee. Over the last few months, that appreciation (snobbery?) has elevated considerably.

In the process of starting to roast my own beans, playing with the Aeropress, the Clever, and a number of additional coffee toys, I started to see the real limitations of my . . . → Read More: More coffee adventures: Real Live Espresso Gear…

Me and The Bean - A coffee journey.

Anyone who knows me knows I love coffee.

Let me rephrase that. Anyone who knows me knows I LOVE coffee!

I’ll be the first to admit that my love for coffee may not be the completely healthy kind, but rather the slightly obsessive, bordering on creepy, early signs of stalker kind of love.

Okay, I . . . → Read More: Me and The Bean – A coffee journey.

Adventures in DIY coffee roasting - The Whirley-Pop!

So there I was, cleaning out my kitchen.

Way in the back of an under-the-counter cabinet, I found it. It had been a wedding present from a dear friend. Mrs. Zennmaster and I had been married for over ten years.

When it was new, it came with a brick of orange butter/oil/grease and a special . . . → Read More: Adventures in DIY coffee roasting – The Whirley-Pop!

My procedure for roasting coffee with a popcorn popper and a gas burner.

In a previous post, I discussed my experience with starting to roast coffee using the side burner of my gas grill and a crank-style popcorn popper. Now I will describe in greater detail my procedure and process for roasting great-tasting coffee at home.

Equipment:

You will only need a few things to get started:

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Coffee on the road: The Aeropress.

 

If you’re not a coffee nerd, you might not have heard of one of the more interesting gadgets of the last few of years.

The Aeropress by Aerobie

I am speaking, of course, of the Aeropress, manufactured by Aerobie. I’ll wait a second while you try to figure out why that sounds familiar.

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