Do you roast your own coffee beans?

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For me, it’s sugar, ½&½, and a half-capful of vanilla extract.

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Cappuccino is coffee….

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Just had some gas station Mexican coffee. Too strong for me, so I watered it down. The way I hear it, if you don’t grind your coffee beans, you are getting roach legs and other vermin in the grounds. Funny.

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Rusty Joe wrote:
The way I hear it, if you don’t grind your coffee beans, you are getting roach legs and other vermin in the grounds. Funny.

I would accept that as an axiom.

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Back when I used to drink coffee, I didn’t roast my own, but I usually purchased directly from roasters, roast-to-order. They don’t roast it until you order it and then ship it the same day, so I’d get it within 2-3 days of roasting. There is some off gassing that happens within the first couple of days after roasting, so for best flavor you want to wait a couple of days before brewing anyway.

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Hoop wrote:

Cappuccino is coffee....

Sure.

Go to Starbucks and order a cappuccino and see if they give you coffee instead.

If they do, then they screwed up your order.

Cappuccino has coffee in it, but all of the extra ingredients make it cappuccino and not coffee.

Your post is like saying "concrete is cement."

Concrete has cement in it, but the extra ingredients make it concrete and not cement.

Have you ever heard of the phrase, "grasping at straws" ?

You can call cappuccino "coffee" all you want, but words have meanings and those meanings don't change just because you want them to.

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turkeydance wrote:
thanks, folks.

here is what i will try:

1. buy roasted and ground beans and then seal them in a glass Mason jar at room temperature.
2. buy roasted/ground//Mason/and freeze.
3. buy Maxwell House in the can.

when visitors arrive, they will have their choice.
i do not expect any coffee drinkers this month.

Do a double-blind taste test and let us know what you find. Cool
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Lightbringer wrote:
Rusty Joe wrote:
The way I hear it, if you don’t grind your coffee beans, you are getting roach legs and other vermin in the grounds. Funny.

I would accept that as an axiom.

Indeed.
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Hoop wrote:
There isn’t one taste of coffee. There’s coffee that tastes like cherries, even blueberries, for instance. (anaerobic process)
It’s really amazing how varied coffee can taste depending upon from where the beans were harvested. Those fruit similarities aren’t artificially introduced either. Some speculate that there might be pollination influences, i.e. where bees had been before. Then there’s the soil and the weather…

Roasting that is artfully done can help bring out those qualities… and otherwise, careless roasting can trash ‘em.

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Pete7874 wrote:
Back when I used to drink coffee, I didn’t roast my own, but I usually purchased directly from roasters, roast-to-order. They don’t roast it until you order it and then ship it the same day, so I’d get it within 2-3 days of roasting. There is some off gassing that happens within the first couple of days after roasting, so for best flavor you want to wait a couple of days before brewing anyway.

This is the best way to get fresh roast if you don’t home roast. Many small roasters are roasting and shipping on the same day now. Find a roaster that has beans you like either local or will ship to you.

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Anaerobic processed coffee is fermented for a brief period in sealed barrels, and this tends to add fruit notes to the flavor. Other processing methods are: washed, which is the most common method, natural / dry process, and the “honey” process. They all have distinct flavor characteristics. There is also “wet-hulled” which is an Indonesian thing and I have not had this yet.

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