Thursday, January 28, 2010

Coffee Bean Roast #1 – the results are in…

(Please stay tuned to the VERY end for news of an exciting GIVEAWAY over at a dear friend’s place!!)

I was the only brave soul who would try this coffee. The results of our first home roast = Burnt offering! Yes, indeed. Those beans looked like burnt offerings, smelled like burnt offerings…

and truly the brew tasted bad. Seriously… yuck. Also, I put in plenty of beans for a good hearty brew, but it looked pale and weak. I found that part strange – since the beans were apparently burned? So our first roast was a definite…

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But! We are not giver uppers. We will keep on trying to perfect our home roasted beans to our liking.

Thanks for your interest, and I hope we can help others by sharing our mistakes. Hopefully soon we’ll have success to share.

Now, as promised, on a much sweeter note, please head right on over to Misha’s blog "From My Front Porch In the Mountains" and see what she is giving away! You won’t believe it… a pair of Ariat boots of the winner’s choosing! Read the rules carefully, and leave your comment. And… while you’re there, you must get to know her beautiful horses (and that sweet little foal Annie), and the rest of her wonderful Tennessee Mountain crew!! Stay awhile and look around. It’ll make ya smile – I promise :)

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16 comments:

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

Too bad on the burnt coffee beans... and thanks for the heads up on the giveaway - I'm a follower but hadn't seen it yet! Good luck!

Amy @ River Rock Cottage said...

Too bad about the coffee. But just think... you're one step closer to that perfect cup!

(PS. We now know who the brave one of the family is :-)

Feral Female said...

Well darn, sorry to hear the coffee beans were burnt. Better luck next time!

ain't for city gals said...

I love good coffee but have to admit I don't want to put the work into it to get it on my own. I received a French press for Christmas and it's like...I don't want to wait so long for a cup of coffee in the morning...lol...I like my little 4 cup on a timer in the morning...Fun to read about though..keep tring and Good Luck..

SixAreMine said...

Remember what they say...practice makes perfect! You are on your way to brewing a perfect cup of coffee. Thanks for taking us along.

Life is good! said...

good luck figuring out the perfect cup o joe! nothing smells better in the winter that coffee brewing! enjoy!

Dandy said...

OK that picture made me laugh. You'll get the whole coffee thing down, I'm sure of it!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Too bad about the coffee, but you know that saying, practice makes perfect! Love the photos from yesterday's walk about.

Enjoy your weekend!

Kilauea Poetry said...

My sister actually makes her own wine! Plenty of her Myers lemons, guava, and passion fruit go into this process -she won't give up on Tammy!! You can imagine though?..maybe? Well, I'd like to talk to that lady I'd mentioned (she's been a long time customer of my husbands) and because of her disability, she does a lot of creative things.. coffee had been one of them. Don't worry..I'm sure it was discouraging due to the energy and expense- but, I think it would be worth it to stick with it- I hope you do. Terrific post & I'll be checking back.
Love your visits too you know!
Aloha, Regina-

Country Dreaming said...

Good luck on your roasting project!
Misha's blog is a fun one to visit. I love her horse stories--especially when they are about Annie.

Have a great weekend.
Thanks for stopping in today.

Melinda

Cheryl said...

Sorry about the Failure, keep on roasting!

Sharon said...

Sorry about the coffee. We burnt quite a bit before mastering too :) Don't give up! It is SO WORTH it :)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sharon

Lara said...

Too bad about the coffee. I just had my own corn cob jelly fail that I've yet to post about. I hate when things don't work out as planned!

Ann On and On... said...

If at first you don't succeed, try and try again! :D

Jayme, The Coop Keeper said...

I just KNOW I left a comment on here, but I don't see it! Don't give up girl...you will be so richly rewarded with it when you get it right. It'll just take a few more times and you can consider yourself a master roaster! I swear, it's the best coffee I've ever drank.

Rural Revival said...

Bummer about the coffee but hey, you're one step closer than the everybody else to gettin' it right!

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