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the_hefay
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My other hobby

Unread postby the_hefay » Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:17 pm

I hope it's obvious that one of my hobbies is photography, or at least the attempt of photography. ;)

My other hobby, so to speak, is coffee roasting. My brother got me hooked by giving my some green coffee beans and a used air popper. I loved it so much that I eventually purchased an actual coffee roaster that has a half pound capacity. Fresh brewed coffee from fresh roasted beans is the best way to start off a day.

Always had to roast outdoors with the popper. There was too much smoke and chaff. Nearly impossible to roast during the winter.
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air popper roasting
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With the gene cafe model I can collect the chaff and route the smoke through an open window.
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gene cafe roaster
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Here I'm weighing the beans to pack into vented bags.
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roasted beans
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Re: My other hobby

Unread postby Birma » Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:38 pm

Wow - that really is going back to first principles! :D Nice pictures.
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Re: My other hobby

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:01 pm

I drink at least 5-6 cups per day.
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Re: My other hobby

Unread postby mvanrheenen » Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:13 pm

Oh man, that's great! Do you grow your own beans too? That would complete the circle wouldn't it?

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Re: My other hobby

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:24 am

mvanrheenen wrote:Oh man, that's great! Do you grow your own beans too? That would complete the circle wouldn't it?

Mark


No, you still need a bathroom... :wink:
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Re: My other hobby

Unread postby the_hefay » Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:53 am

Dr. Harout wrote:
mvanrheenen wrote:Oh man, that's great! Do you grow your own beans too? That would complete the circle wouldn't it?

Mark


No, you still need a bathroom... :wink:

:D hahaha

And no I don't grow my own beans. Wyoming has the elevation but it's a little far from the equator.

Doc, I'm a 4-5 cup persone myself. Usually I drink it black, but every once in awhile I fire up the espresso machine and spoil myself with a triple shot espresso or homemade hazelnut latte.

Birma wrote:Wow - that really is going back to first principles! :D Nice pictures.

I saw a guy on youtube once that said don't let your camera control you, learn to control your camera. I believe the same thing applies to coffee. And besides now I can photograph the coffee roasting and accomplish two great things at once, how can I go wrong with that? :)
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