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Sunday, January 29, 2006

Roast Your Own - Any Way You Can!

This morning's espressos (x2) were superb! Near-perfect pours and wonderfully sweet flavours. I didn't roast any beans today. Will do again tomorrow.

Roast your own - any way you can! :-

Coffee connoisseurs are roasting their own

By KIM HACKETT
kim.hackett@heraldtribune.com

Coffee is on its way to becoming the "new wine."

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Some "coffee geeks" on a Web site devoted to the practice swear by air popcorn poppers.

Murrill uses a rigged George Foreman rotisserie to roast his beans.

"I didn't even know that's what it was when I bought it on the Internet," said Murrill.

Regardless of its origins, Murrill says the roaster gives him the control to make a variety of strengths and blends.

Ceremoniously, at 4 p.m. every day, Murrill goes to the back of Roasters Coffee Bar, which is part of Village Gifts and Gallery, and puts a pound of green coffee beans into a basket affixed to a skewer intended for chicken. A modified switch rotates the basket for even roasting.

After about 15 minutes, the beans start to crackle and pop, sounding a lot like popcorn. A sweet wood-burning smell fills the air.

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