This morning's roast went like clockwork. I found the perfect time, temperature for the exact quantity but I am just about out of those 5 lbs. so we will see how repeatable it is for the next bag.
My first 5 pounder was from Smokin Beans and I was happy with service, price and quality, BUT I am going to to try someone different. Any suggestions? I am leaning toward Deans Beans but Sweet Maria's is beckoning. Eventually I will probably try both.
From TN Wildlife group I found that some of our songbirds that visit during the summer are in danger and coincidentally prosper in coffee plantations that grow in shade. The bigger plantations have cut the trees to make it easier to harvest, but our songbirds need the environment found around shade grown coffee. So, I went looking for shade grown coffee with the idea being to support those growers.
I know, that does not jive with what some people think about being conservative, but most of us probably don't fit an easy mold when it come to politics and political parties. I think I am an independent, practical, compassionate, conservative (IPCC?)(PICC?)(CIPC?)(PCIC?) Take your pick. That is why I bristle when people use the traditional Republican label to stick on me.
The Hummingbirds are back so expect some photos soon. I look forward to using the new camera for zoom and stop action pics.
It is also the start of kitten season. Three litters so far, but I am leaving them alone to avoid falling into the trap of bringing more inside. Can't do it. But, I AM SURE there will be some pics of them as well.
One last thought on roasting. As I watched these beans change colors, snap (pop) and get darker, I started to wonder if people have roasted peas, or beans to see what results? Anyone try it before?