Newbi Roasting question

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Newbi Roasting question

Postby MightyRed » Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:52 pm

Hi I'm new here and had some questions.

Is it worth having a go at roasting do you notice the difference?
Also are the green beans easy to get hold of with some sort of quality?
I was looking and don't really know where to start seen this website talked about on an old topic thought I would come and ask.

What is the best way to dip your to in the coffee so to speak? :lol:

I'm in the UK I did have a look but most roasters seem to be commercial roasting machines from what I can see.

Thanks for your time
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Re: Newbi Roasting question

Postby motoman » Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:27 pm

Hi MR, Getting in to roasting is simple, green beans can be purchased from Steve who runs this site. There are other UK based sellers on the net. As for quality, you get what you pay for, in return you get quality at a fraction of the price you pay in retail outlets. Roasting is different, we all started at the bottom and like me some are still there, I started with a popcorn popper and worked my way towards better and better roasters. By yourself you learn by your mistakes, the good news is that a popcorn roaster takes only a few ounces of greens so wastage due to mistakes is minimal, when it does come right you can be amazed how good it is from such a basic start. If you can find a roaster in your area, get in touch. Most of us are proud (big headed) about our results. I am sure they would help, advise and show you how it is done. Read up on roasting and join a few of the coffee lovers sites in the UK and USA.
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