Coffee

Discussion in 'General Gardening' started by SlickMick, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. SlickMick

    SlickMick New Member

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    Does anyone grow and roast their own coffee??

    I have a heap of berrries from my bush that I am now processing

    Mick
     
  2. Charles

    Charles New Member

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    Don't I wish ;) not enough rain here. My wife used to fly to Costa Rica on business and bring back the best coffee...
     

  3. BjornBee

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    I don't drink coffee. It makes me annoying and hyper. And we all know that would not be good..... :lol: I'd rather remain the low key level headed, layed back cool cat that I am..... :eek:
     
  4. Iddee

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    WWWWOOOOWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. G3farms

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    I don't drink it either, love the smell of it but it gives me the shakes.

    Don't drink carbonated drinks either (pop or soda for some), maybe a half dozen cans in a year if that.

    Water (lots of it), sweet tea and milk is about all I drink, no alcohol for the last 21 years and counting.

    G3
     
  6. SlickMick

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    Well you blokes aren't any fun.... ya gotta have a few vices in life ya know

    Mick
     
  7. G3farms

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    I do have some.............

    farming
    cattle
    bees
    welding and fabrication
    tools
    this dumb computer


    I left all of that other stuff behind years ago.

    G3
     
  8. Iddee

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    I've got enough vices to make up for the others, Mick. I drink coffee, tea, beer, whiskey, wine, mead, soda pop, creek water, whatever is wet when I'm thirsty. It's the volume of each that I watch, unlike a few years ago.
     
  9. Hobie

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    I love coffee! But it takes all my skill to grow dandelions.
     
  10. BjornBee

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    a few vices.... :eek: Yeah, one called Sherry, one called Tina, one called Amy..... :lol:
     
  11. BjornBee

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    So your grinding your own beans are you...... ;)
     
  12. SlickMick

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    More like gringing my teeth :mrgreen:

    Gotta roast em first. My whole set up is like I imagine Noah's would have been when the floods receded... Now how do I make a nice cup of coffee.. mmmmm.... with difficulty it would seem. He must have really liked coffee or Mrs noah kicked him out of bed saying "your turn to make the coffee". :lol:

    Mick
     
  13. G3farms

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    that sounds like some good ones to have, need wimmens around to take care of a fella!!

    G3
     
  14. srvfantexasflood

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    Hi Mick, I considered roasting raw beans but after some consideration to the cost and hassle I decided against it. I purchase whole beans from a nice coffee shop that prides it's self on not having any roasted beans older than 3 days. I think that's good enough. We do grind our beans and that is certainly worth the effort. We have given up other bad habits so the trade off is really good coffee.

    I brought back some coffee from Costa Rica that was out of this world. It was from an estate, not that crummy
    Brita brand that they sell in all the supers down there. That was probably the best coffee I have ever had, and I kept it in the freezer for 11 months so that we would have it for Christmas. I'd love to get hold of some of that again.
     
  15. Charles

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    Agreed, my wife would bring back the best coffee I have ever tasted from Costa Rica, I always hated to see her go but I know what she'd have when she came back :) There are some mail order places out of there that I've been thinking of trying...
     
  16. Mama Beek

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    I would love to grow my own coffee! I don't know if it grows here or not though. Hmmm, I think I have some more reading to do.
     
  17. srvfantexasflood

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    Mama Beek-You might be able to grow coffee, but quality would be probably be an issue. Does anybody know of any quality coffee grown in the US?

    Oh joy! My local roaster is having a fall sale on roasted coffee. I plan on stocking up and freezing a few extra pounds. I am enjoying a morning cup of Brazilian origin as I type. Delicious.
     
  18. SlickMick

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    I now have about 3 litres of green beand that I have yet to roast from this year's crop. Will probably freeze them and roast them next year :thumbsup:

    Dont know how they will go but anything is worth a try

    Mick
     
  19. Mama Beek

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    I am going to have to learn more about growing and roasting coffee. It just sounds too interesting not to. Let us know how yours come out Mick.
     
  20. SlickMick

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    The flowers for next years crop are opening now.. beautiful sprays of delicate white flowers. Will have to take a pic and post it

    Mick