Monday, May 31, 2010

Two beans to destroy them all.

A few days ago I was roasting my beans as normally. However, the result was really disappointing. When the beans first came out of the roaster one of the first things that stroke me was the burned smell and excessive smoke. After tasting the coffee i soon figured this was not only the smell, the whole coffee had this burned aftertaste.

Further investigation of the roaster told the whole story about the end product.

The two beans seen on the picture were found in the drum after the roast was performed. They were actually almost glued to the drum and have certainly a longer history in the roaster then the beans I was preparing this evening. 
It is incredible that two small beans can destroy a whole batch consisting of thousands of beans!

Here the roaster have been properly cleaned and is now ready for new tasks. I am really looking forward to get my next shipment of beans. They are currently crossing the Atlantic while I have to settle with my smoke-roasted beans in the meantime..

Monday, May 24, 2010

Planting of coffee trees

Friday 21.05.2010 I planted my first coffee trees. I used 4 different berries, and I hope that at least one of them will once see the sun. In the green box I planted two ripe coffee berries, while in the black box two overdue berries is planted.

I am not sure if it is a type of coffee tree I have planted, but I will search for ways to identify this later on. (I know from eating some of the red berries that it is definitively not a peaberry.)

Sunday, May 23, 2010

The coffee story

Hi all,

This will be a blog where I post all the coffee experience I want to share with the world. I have been quite dedicated to coffee for several years. Two years ago I started importing coffee beans from around the world and roasting them at home. All just to get the best cup of coffee with no shortcuts taken. (Possible also the joy of going deep into a subject has been part of my motivation.)

I wish you all a clean cup for now.