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10/22/2019 5:31 AM
Thanks to you all....... I was not sleeping ... I stayed awake worried about it all. :)

Koffee Kosmo
10/21/2019 5:00 PM
While you were sleeping I have been active in booting out some spammers along with the posts they tried to sneak past me

10/21/2019 2:41 PM
Apologies, fixed it asap! BBQ grill

10/21/2019 12:35 PM
WOW!! A few minutes ago the site page said "Account Suspended". And would not open the site.

10/18/2019 2:37 PM
Eth Nat Yirg Idido roasted yesterday. I dropped some off at a friends coffee shop. In a few days he will brew it and tell me what he thinks. We believe my roasts are better than what we buy.

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An Introduction to this Forum...
HA! I make a suggestion and now I'm moderator. I guess I asked for it. Here's my situation. I cut my teeth on Sweetmarias, and still buy from them occasionally, but the cost of paying for their expertise in acquiring and culling out all the so-so or bad origins is a bit high when you need to buy in larger quantities.

I roast in 6-7 pound batches and over the years (31 years of roasting!) I've gained a few skills and connections to source my own beans, without the help (and extra $$$) of Sweetmarias or some other small-quantity, homeroaster oriented business.
Sure, you're getting into the deep water when you buy a whole bag or half bag of beans. It's quite a substantial cost, and a PITA if something goes wrong.

I have occasionally purchased greens from a new source and crossed my fingers, hoping they match the sample. I've only had a few experiences where beans were clearly not the same as the sample. I've never lost money in a coffee deal, and I've never been stuck with bad beans.
Since the early '90's, when the internet began being useful for the common guy, I've been networking and collaborating with other coffee folk to find ways to have better homeroast. The greatest tool available to me for finding great beans is other roasters. I keep my ear to the rail, and when someone tells me of a spectacular bean, at a reasonable cost, I jump. Coffee is an agreicultural product, and what is good today, might not be tomorrow. One lot from an origin might be incredible. The next only so-so. Finding the incredible and having the unbridled joy of a half bag sitting in your kitchen is what this is all about.
I want to share my sources, tips and incredible beans, and more importantly (to me) I want to hear about yours. Let's roll!
Edited by homeroaster on 08/21/2008 5:53 PM
Ed Needham
"to absurdity and beyond!"
s:1s:1s:1 s:2s:2s:2s:2

Thank you Ed.

I do believe this is a long overdue topic for

As a Founder of HR you know it is hard to get things right from the beginning.

Thank you again for this great idea. As you said let's roll...


love ya guy,

Kaffee Bitte
Woohoo!!! Ed is in the house!!!

I can't thank you enough for all the words of wisdom you gave me when I was beginning the drum build!

"Some days it's spice, other days it's bitter dirt."
Favorite? How can there be such a thing?
I am hoping that Ed will republish some of his former articles.

Great to have him back at the old cafe!!!


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