Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

A new beginning in roasting coffee

Posted Monday, November 27, 2017, at 2:52 PM
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  • Have you given up on cold-brewed coffee? I haven't heard you mention it lately.

    -- Posted by Tyger on Tue, Nov 28, 2017, at 8:08 AM
  • You put a smile on my face Tyger. Thanks for remembering.

    Yes I have but not because of taste. It was less convenient and I had to vye with Deb for refrigerator space.

    I also acquired a Keurig which with my VitaMix allowed me to fresh grind, then fresh brew small batches.

    If I was going to brew a bunch up for a party or planned to carry it with me somewhere to heat up as needed, i would still consider doing it.

    I also missed the aroma of fresh brewed and now get an extra shot of aroma by roasting. Unless I burn it (which I have not yet) the aroma of roasting is quite pleasing and permeates the air outside as well as through the house.

    When we had our coffee shop in Bell Buckle and Wartrace I LOVED walking in to that smell each morning. Roasting was something I always wanted to try and my friend gave me the opportunity.

    My mother-in-law came home several hours after I had roasted some and remarked about how good it smells. Maybe a similar reaction to fresh yeast bread?

    Hmmm, that reminds me. I nees to make some bread. I slowed down during the hot summer months.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Nov 28, 2017, at 9:46 AM
  • mmmm...I can almost smell it from here :)

    -- Posted by espoontoon on Wed, Nov 29, 2017, at 6:40 AM
  • I see some companies have jumped on the bandwagon and are making cold-brew coffee makers. And most people don't know that ground canned coffee is old coffee. The same with the beans one finds in grocery stores.

    About fifty years ago, I used to drink coffee, but I found out that when I started driving long distances to horse shows, it would make me nauseous. So, I gave up and switched to tea. My problem now is that the owners of V.J. Tea & Spice retired and closed the doors on a business over 100 years old; I can no longer get my bulk teas. I miss my Chardonnay Oolong. I've tried the internet but all I've found are places selling small amounts of tea for outrageous prices, even those I've heard of. I've seen places that were selling a couple of ounces for what I paid for a half-pound.

    -- Posted by Tyger on Wed, Nov 29, 2017, at 8:35 AM
  • If I were closer espoontoon, I would set up fans to blow it your way. :-)

    How do you brew your tea Tyger?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Nov 29, 2017, at 11:22 AM
  • Hot with an infuser.

    -- Posted by Tyger on Thu, Nov 30, 2017, at 8:11 AM
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