beans remain fresh for up to six days. Green beans
keep for years. Years.
should be able to achieve a medium-full city roast
for a half-pound of beans in ten to fifteen minutes
at 500 degrees F. My tools are a non-perforated cookie
sheet, a spatula, and a collander for winnowing (you'll
see) and cooling (outside in the snow). Run a google
search for home roasting. Follow the advice of whomever
presents the process in the least esoteric light.
It is such an easy thing to do that the chief things
you will take pride in, really, are saving a few bucks,
eliminating middle men, and cutting through the Gourmet
more: the coffee you roast yourself will be decidedly
better than anything you have bought in a store. No
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