Coffee Roasting 101

This morning I roasted some coffee beans.  You may be wondering what I am talking about.  You see, I purchased some green coffee beans, beans which have never been roasted before, and I roasted them in a pot on the stovetop. There are a lot of better ways to roast coffee beans, but I am a bit of a simpleton when it comes to coffee, and I enjoy pan roasting.  You can do a better job with commercial roasting equipment, but pan roasting is fine for me, for now anyway. If you like coffee, but have never roasted your own beans before, you probably don't know what coffee really tastes like.  The coffee you buy in the grocery store was roasted … [Read more...]

I’m going to Nyeri!

Nyeri is a district in the Central Province of Kenya, in Africa.  I'm gonna be going there!  Well, through my coffee cup, anyway!  That's right, I'm not going to physically go there and visit the place, but I just got two coffees that originated from the Nyeri area in Kenya!  Yes, the Postman visited yesterday to notify me that my fifteen pound box of green coffee beans had arrived and were ready to be picked up at the main Davao Post Office, so I headed down there and picked them up right away! Within 15 minutes after getting home with my box of beans, I was already at the stove and roasting them too!  I was so excited, because Kenya is my … [Read more...]