Wednesday, March 30, 2011

It smells like a coffee bar in here.

In an effort to save some dough, practice a new skill and enjoy the freshest roasted coffee available, Chris and I bought 10 pounds of green coffee beans to roast at home. We love coffee roasted so dark the beans are shiny and black. And, using this easy method, we can now make it fresh daily.

 Start with green coffee beans:

Put 1/2 cup green beans into an air popcorn popper and turn it on until the husks blow out into the bowl and the beans (which are turning constantly in the popper) darken to your preferred roast depth:

Once the beans are as dark as you like, quickly pour the beans out of the popper onto a spot for cooling. Then, grind and brew!
(Another reason you really should come by for a visit. And bring donuts.)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Lewis Carroll meets John Cage