What, Another Coffee Website?
As I delved ever deeper into the world of coffee, I soon discovered that a
great many of the coffee fan(atics) I came across, were, like me, wireheads as
well. I guess it makes sense. After all, if you develop a love affair with
coffee that has taken you into the world of homeroasting, and you are spending
enough money on coffee and its paraphernalia for it to have its own line item in
your household budget, then you are probably odd (maybe even geeky) in other
I have no desire to reinvent the wheel, but over time, I've thought a lot
about coffee and the process of turning a handful of pale green seeds from a
tree grown thousands of miles away from my home in Western Canada into my
favourite beverage. I've written a bit about it as I participated in various
coffee communities, and wirehead that I am, it made a certain sense to me to
gather some of what I have written and plunk it onto a website.
Thus, on the last day of 2006, was born Coffee Crone.
New on the Site
- Thermostat problems?: Some bread
machines have thermostats that turn the machine off before the coffee is
roasted. This is one look at how to get around that problem.
- Cooling Da Beans
Two Ways: Neither method is fancy, but both work.
- My Take on the iRoast 2: You may want
to read this before purchasing an IR2, which can be a great little roasting
appliance, but has its limitations.
- Bread Machine/Heat Gun FAQ: A how to
guide for roasting coffee using an unmodified bread machine and a heat gun..
Make sure you read the safety warnings/disclaimer!!
- Getting the Most Out of Your Krups
Moka Brewer (KMB) The KMB never really caught on with North Americans.
Maybe it was because it just didn't look like other coffee pots. Or maybe it
was because it didn't have a clock, a timer, or a warming plate. Regardless,
the KMB has a loyal following in the world of serious coffee, and, now that
they are gone from No. American stores, the bidding for these wonderful
brewers can get downright fierce on EBay. I scarfed up a spare brewer and an
additional carafe before they were discontinued. I love my KMB.
- Roasting Coffee Using
a Heat Gun/Bread Machine Combination This is a two page account of my
adventures in coffee roasting using an old Sunbeam bread machine and a low
end heat gun.