24 Dec '14, 6am

The Poplite Air Popper: a Cheap Home Coffee Roaster #Archive

Do not burn your house down or anyone else’s. Use common sense and roast away from wooden structures, i.e. 10 feet plus. There is little risk of this but if you leave your roaster unattended you are asking for trouble. The smoke is nasty, and there will be a lot of it as well as chaff blowing out. I keep doors and windows shut and the roaster away. Know your “cracks”. This will take some experimentation if you are a novice, but generally the chaff begins to fly around the 1st crack and a full-city (French?) is towards the end of the 2nd crack. There should be a lot of smoke and smell at this point. Some beans skip the first and slide into the second crack so watch the beans for color changes. If you see smoke… you are almost there depending on what you want. You might have passed up your desired roast. Anyway, the idea is to keep an ear and an eye on your beans at all time...

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Rookie Roast - Confessions of a First-Time Home Roaster #Archive

Rookie Roast - Confessions of a First-Time Home...

ineedcoffee.com 24 Dec '14, 5pm

More than seven years passed before I gave it a shot. Is it strange that a coffee connoisseur who writes for a coffee webs...

Hottop Coffee Roaster #Archive

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The Hottop is a drum coffee roaster, designed for home use, with a manufacturer’s recommended batch size of 250g of green ...

Coffee and Your Health #Archive

Coffee and Your Health #Archive

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Previous studies have affirmed that a high consumption of coffee may lower the risk for type 2 diabetes, and now another s...

Coffee for the Cognoscenti #Archive

Coffee for the Cognoscenti #Archive

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On holiday in southern California, I go into a local coffee bar for a pick-me-up. While I am trying to locate my exact pos...

Coffee on the Road - Montreal #Archive

ineedcoffee.com 26 Dec '14, 2am

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Building a Chaff Collector For Popper Roasting #Archive

Building a Chaff Collector For Popper Roasting ...

ineedcoffee.com 19 Dec '14, 2pm

The parts list is short, as is the tool list and the skill level required to make the collector. However, with the popular...

Choosing the Right Coffee Grinder #Archive

ineedcoffee.com 23 Dec '14, 6pm

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A World of Coffee Flavors #Archive

A World of Coffee Flavors #Archive

ineedcoffee.com 25 Dec '14, 6am

In the end, it’s best to get away from your computer and begin tasting these coffees yourself. Better still, try two or mo...

Before There Was Tea, There Was Coffee #Archive

ineedcoffee.com 25 Dec '14, 10pm

Not everyone agreed that coffee was a blessing for England. Because at this time nearly all coffee was imported from the O...

Outlandish Coffee Mugs #Archive

ineedcoffee.com 26 Dec '14, 6am

Michael Allen Smith fell in love with coffee while attending college. Shortly after graduating college, he found himself i...

Meet the Roaster: Interview with Jesse Nelson o...

ineedcoffee.com 17 Dec '14, 2pm

So I took off, went to Europe and farmed in Sicily and just really went on a coffee tour, decided after a few months that ...

Coffee at Night, Campfire & Brew #Archive

ineedcoffee.com 22 Dec '14, 2pm

Sandi J. Holland has been writing non-fiction and poetry for 30+ years. She first started writing for I Need Coffee in 200...

Heavenly Coffee Poem #Archive

ineedcoffee.com 22 Dec '14, 6am

Sandi J. Holland has been writing non-fiction and poetry for 30+ years. She first started writing for I Need Coffee in 200...

Spanish Coffee #Archive

Spanish Coffee #Archive

ineedcoffee.com 21 Dec '14, 2am

An ounce of Brandy is added to each glass next, but not without a show. The Brandy is added to one of two stainless-steel ...

The Coffee Mill #Archive

ineedcoffee.com 20 Dec '14, 6pm

Typically, dry milling is used in places where the conditions (altitude, grain type, etc) do not allow for a high quality ...