Coffee Roasters??

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  1. Sundance

    Sundance New Member

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    Any other folks out there that roast their own
    coffee beans??

    I began doing it a couple years ago and love it.
    Great coffee and a lot less money than store bought.

    The great points about roasting your own:

    *Less money. Green beans range in the $4 to $5 a
    pound range delivered.

    *Easy to roast. You can buy spendy roasters or do like
    I do. Pick up a hot air popcorn popper at a garage sale
    and use it to roast. No kidding. Takes 4 or 5 minutes
    and you have fresh roasted coffee.

    *The small farmer gets the money. I use the Green Coffee
    Buyers club and you can get coffee that comes from coop
    coffee grower outfits. Most the $$$ goes to them

    *Lots of variety. You can get Jamaican, Kona, Sumatran,
    and many, many more. Many Organic.

    *Green beans stay fresh for over a year.

    I am in the process of converting a Ronco Rotisserie oven
    into a small drum roaster and plan on selling a bit at farmers
    markets this coming season.

    Any info I can help you with let me know. It's a great hobby
    that can save you money, provide super coffee, put $$ in
    the pockets of folks that should get it, and.... you can make
    a few bucks at the farmers market.

    Sipping a cup of Rwanda - Abakundekawa right now. Tasty!!

    Bruce
     
  2. brooksbeefarm

    brooksbeefarm New Member

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    Hey Bruce, are you still thinking about becoming a snowbird. :mrgreen: Jack
     

  3. Sundance

    Sundance New Member

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    Hi Jack.

    Yes to the snowbird. I have been looking for quite some
    time for a couple acres to park my Airstream and bees
    on for the winter months. To buy or lease or rent.

    Prefer northern panhandle of Florida or the pines
    in Texas/College Station area. (hey Tec!)

    But anywhere there is a block of land in the warmth
    will do.

    The bees are taking yet another hard winter here in North
    Dakota. Losses will be big....

    Bruce
     
  4. brooksbeefarm

    brooksbeefarm New Member

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    Sundance, hope you find it. I love your product Bt Aizawai,it eleminates the costly mouth crystals and breaking down stacks of supers to replace them. :thumbsup: Jack
     
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    I have toyed with roasting my own beans, but don't have a source for beans. Where do you get them?
     
  6. Sundance

    Sundance New Member

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