From: "Alphonsus Jr." <alphonsu...@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 6 Oct 2012 15:18:20 -0700 (PDT)
Local: Sat, Oct 6 2012 6:18 pm
Subject: Re: Your Favorite I-Could-Buy-It-Premade-But-I-Don't item
On Saturday, October 6, 2012 12:09:31 PM UTC-7, Steve Freides wrote:In Hawaii once I had fresh 100% Kona coffee. (Not the 10% "blend" found elsewhere.) I couldn't believe coffee could be so good.
> Alphonsus Jr. wrote:
> > On Saturday, October 6, 2012 9:25:22 AM UTC-7, Steve Freides wrote:
> >> Steve Freides wrote:
> >>> What's your favorite thing that you could buy already made for you
> >>> but
> >>> you cook yourself instead? Let's skip things like TV dinners,
> >>> please.
> >>> What things do most people, even those who cook, buy already made
> >>> but
> >>> you prefer to make yourself.
> >>> For me, it would be a tie between home-roasted coffee and homemade
> >>> nut
> >>> butter. The store-bought versions of both don't come approach my
> >>> versions for two reasons: my versions are fresher, and my versions
> >>> are
> >>> more exactly what I want.
> >>> -S-
> >> Whoops - intended for the cooking newsgroup but, hey, fellow
> >> classical
> >> guitarists, please feel free to answer as wel!
> >> -S-
> > You roast your own coffee? Nice. That's what I'd do.
> Yup - just did some this morning. If you don't mind making small
> batches, a $40 air popcorn popper does the job very well and that's what
> we use. Green coffee beans have a long shelf life, six months to a
> year, so we buy 5-lb. bags of beans and generally roast once or twice a
> week. The stuff is _so_ fresh that you actually have to wait at least a
> few hours, preferrably overnight, before you use it.
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