I rarely drank coffee till I got into this - now nearly everyday and I really look forward to a cup or three in the mornings.
by lesuther » Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:33 am
Roast your own. You'll get it exactly the way you like it- and won't look forward to store bought or coffee shop coffee again.
I roast mine weekly...you can really taste the flavor leaving 3-5 days after roasting. After a week, the quality declines until it tastes like something at the grocery store. A cuppa 3-6 hours after roasting will make total addicts out of perfectly sober friends.
Em, Have a look at some of the earlier posts in this thread about roasting and links above should give you a good idea. TomD sold me one of his used roasters - an IRoast2 and it works great. You'll need a good grinder too so get a good burr electric or the hand crank on Zane recommended. It took me a few batches to dial it in but it has been great ever since then. It sounds a little intimidating at first, but jump in and you'll find it is very easy.