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    Anyone else roast their own coffee?

    Been doing so for several years. Worth it I think.

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    i have not yet roasted my own. i have a couple really good places locally that roast their own beans so i havent been compelled to yet. what do you use to brew your coffee?

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    I use a french press mostly for brewing. The roasting set up is a SCCO. Cheap but effective.
    --edit i just roasted a pound or so; can't wait to taste it once it has rested.

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    I enjoy coffee so it was a natural for me to try roasting- I have a Gen' Café' a friend "loaned me" Talk about a green coffee stash...

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    I used to use a french press but switched to a chemex recently. after getting it right, I think it makes a much better brew than the french press. at least for my tastes in coffee.

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    i really gotta get back into this. I have had a non-working espresso machine sitting on my counter for 2 years now, and an IRoast 2 I haven't used either. For what I spent on bad coffee at the usual places in the meantime, I could have personally flown my machine to the mainland for repair The problem I run into out here is getting green beans. Officially, you cannot 'import' green beans into Hawaii to protect the Hawaiian coffee plants from pests. I think it has more to do with protecting the profits of the Hawaiian growers. Anyway, I have compromised for too long, time for action. Thanks for the thread, that was the last kick I needed

    Stefan

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    I've been roasting my own since 2006. Started out with a FreshRoast, but it had too small a capacity, so I bought one of the first Behmor 1600's when they came on the market.

    I'm a little less sophisticated about brewing, and I'm using a Cuisinart at the moment. When it dies, I plan to invest in a Technivorm.

    My biggest problem is that all my coffee loving friends are always asking me to roast some for them.

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    We roast our own.

    Hey Stefan, can you buy green beans right at the source?

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    French press for the win!
    Starting this harvest I'm a starving startling artist/
    Lyrical arsonist it's arduous spitting this smartest arsenic/

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    There are a lot of restrictions in bring green coffee into Hawaii. I've roasted my own coffee before with very primative methods. I've worked in the specialty cofffe industry for a number of years.

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