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Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

The inevitable happened, I wore my coffee roaster out. BUT NOW I am up and roasting again.

Posted Monday, August 3, 2020, at 10:02 AM
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    Life can be hard when you're a coffee snob.

    Sorry for your loss.

    -- Posted by fair share on Mon, Aug 3, 2020, at 10:20 AM
  • :-) When I was in the restaurant business I got used to drinking to old coffee that was going to be thrown out before a customer asked for coffee. After that, ANY FRESH coffee seemed a real treat.

    But alas, times change. When we added real espresso and cappuccino to our menu (first in Bedford County) I had a Webb student teach us the difference between fresh roasted and beans that had sat for a few months after roasting.

    I thought he was being the "coffee snob" you refer to, but he could tell old from fresh and we wanted to serve the best so we started having it roasted the day before we picked it up.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Aug 3, 2020, at 12:39 PM
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    Back in the day when I was in training, I would make a pot of coffee, have 2 cups, then next day heat 2 cups in the microwave, do that again the next day until it was empty or little white islands floating on the top. During the day I would drink coffee from various pots, some of which had only an inch or less left and had been sitting on the warmer for several hours. Now I have either a fresh pot of Folgers or Folgers k cups in the Keurig.

    -- Posted by fair share on Mon, Aug 3, 2020, at 2:59 PM
  • Oooooh, I could taste that coffee from your description. That stuff HAD TO keep you awake. Nowadays I can have two cups and take a nap, but you couldn't with your coffee.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Aug 3, 2020, at 4:42 PM
  • Oooooh, I could taste that coffee from your description. That stuff HAD TO keep you awake. Nowadays I can have two cups and take a nap, but you couldn't with your coffee.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Aug 3, 2020, at 4:42 PM
  • Somoen took pity on me and shared their roasted coffee. It is appreciated but I tend to lean toward a dark roast (my wide calls it burnt) so I am not getting the same "mileage" out of the grid that I get from my burnt coffee. :-)

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Aug 5, 2020, at 11:35 AM
  • After searching, screaming, crying, asking, etc. I joined a FB group for my brand of roaster. Quick as can be a got a link to contact service and I said "Oh great, how much will this be?"

    For $30 they will fix anything, ANYTHING that is wrong with the basic unit, (Heater, fan, controls) and cover the cost of sending it back.

    Looks like I will roasting again soon. :-)

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Aug 12, 2020, at 3:36 PM
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    Good for you, Steve. There isn't much worse than having to start the day without a few flavorful doses of caffeine.

    -- Posted by fair share on Thu, Aug 13, 2020, at 11:57 AM
  • It is hard to believe but the repair shop kept in close contact with me, and ended up replacing my unit with a new one because they had found too many issues with mine to justify repair. The unit is already on its way back to me and no extra charge.

    GREAT customer service!

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Aug 19, 2020, at 2:01 AM
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