CharlesM Senior Member Joined: 28 Jul 2011 Posts: 7 Location: SAUSALITO Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: La Pavoni PL Grinder: Gaggia MDF
Posted Fri Feb 1, 2013, 10:10am Subject: Roast My Own - Dark Roast for Espresso
I just pan roasted my first coffee beans! The house smells delicious and I can't wait till tomorrow morning to taste!
I want to buy beans for roasting and really get into this, but I have a couple of thoughts.
I like Italian roast for espresso - thick, dark, rich, strong.
I like to buy organic, fair trade products...and am happy to buy direct from a reliable farmer...
And I want to know what is the best way to roast beans. Pan? Air Popper? Heat Gun? Or... buy a roaster... I'm a little afraid of buying ANOTHER piece of equipment to store in my kitchen... I already can't find the counter top... but if it is the way to go... then I'll go for it... SO... if it is a roaster: please recommend one!
Thank you so much for your thoughts on this! I really want to find a reliable seller with top quality green beans that would be AWESOME for a nice DARK ROAST!
I use a Gaggia grinder and a La Pavoni Pro espresso hand crank machine.
MerleApAmber Senior Member Joined: 12 Nov 2012 Posts: 235 Location: Atlanta Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Breville BES920xl Grinder: HG-One, Baratza Preciso +... Vac Pot: Yuma Drip: Pour over: Melita Ceramic Roaster: Hot Top 2K P
Posted Fri Feb 1, 2013, 10:22am Subject: Re: Roast My Own - Dark Roast for Espresso
Oh dear, there is just so much here and on home barrista that will help guide you right... just takes a bit of trolling (in the nice way) to find it. also, you can't go wrong seeking information at sweet marias dot com nor Randy's site at espressomyespresso. When you've added to your foundation knowledge the feed back you may get will make far more sense.
Good hunting and I'm looking forward to seeing what comes up for you! -Chris
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