There are a few things in life that I think are always better homemade.
In my little world, we always have home baked bread, homemade marina sauce, and home roasted coffee. All three of these things are ridiculously easy to make.
But today we will talk about COFFEE.
I'll bet you aren't able to function in the morning till you get your cup o joe.
And the Starbucks baristas know you by name, right?
Do you secretly wish that you could be a coffee snob in every sense of the word? Do you wish for your friends and neighbors to be in awe of you?
Let me help you make your dreams a reality. I will tell you how to be famous with all your coffee loving friends. Just learn how to roast your own coffee. You will gain the people's ovation and fame forever. (or maybe that's just the Iron Chef...)
If you've never tried homeroasted coffe, you don't know what you're missing. The coffee that you drink everyday was probably roasted months ago. But Starbucks doesn't tell you that coffee is at it's peak within a week of being roasted. Or, that they over-roast their coffee till it's almost burnt. Actually, there is a lot about coffee that you will come to appreciate by roasting it yourself.
PLUS, did I mention that the cost of unroasted beans averages only $5 per pound, compared to at least $12 per pound for Starbucks? Guilt-free indulgence.
If you can spare just a few dollars, you can give home roasting a try. My husband is obsessed with coffee. He has multiple coffee roasters. Even a huge drum roaster that goes on our grill. But to get started, you don't need much more than.....
...... a popcorn popper!
It's true. Go buy a hot air popcorn popper at Target for about $15. Get a big bowl, and a colander. Then order some green coffee beans. How about trying some Mexican? Sumatra? Colombian?That's it.
Well, not exactly, but it's almost that easy.
I've had a bunch of people online ask about roasting, so my sweet hubby has helped put together some basic information on home roasting using the popcorn popper method.
Click HERE for all you need to know to get you started.
I'd love to hear from you if you give it a try. Email me with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. And of course, leave me comments!
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