I realized this weekend that I am slowly but surely turning into one of *them*. Or *those*.
I cut my own hair– but only use Aveda product in it.
I proudly wear a beard and am thinking of doing the handlebar mustache thing.
I wear vibram 5- finger shoes at the gym.
I do yoga.
I wear clothes from REI- especially Kuhl brand.
I bike to work when it’s nice.
I drive a fucking MINI Countryman.
And now I roast my own coffee.
Yes- this weekend I roasted my own coffee for the first time. It was amazingly simple and turned out simply amazing.
Amazeballz was I think the term I used.
Here is a picture of my roasting equipment:
Yup. An old style “Poppery II” from west bend, and a box (from fort troff) turned into a chaff collector.
You basically use the built in top scoop to measure the beans, drop them in, plug it in, and listen.
The beans go through two stages during roasting– first and second crack. First crack sounds like popcorn popping. The second crack sounds like loud rice crispies in milk.
I like lighter roasts so I wanted the beans through first crack, yet not much past second. Here are my first two batches:
The one on the left had just started second crack. The one on the right wa just before it started (just a tad lighter).
Each took approximately 3.5 – 4 minutes.
Here’s a short video of me roasting:
I mixed all the results, ground it, and enjoyed the fruits of my labor:
I think I like being one of *these*.