Well, I thought I should let TonyT and madpierre06 know that I have had my first cup of home grown coffee! And it was SENSATIONAL!! *:D
I hulled the beans in the blender, tipped the resultant blend from bucket to bucket if front of a fan in the back yard and then cooked up a cupfull of the beans over *gas in a saucepan. I now wish I had taken photos! *
Im going to borrow a mates hot air gun and use the General Managers breadmaker for the next roast. *But I will say the coffee was excellent. *Of course with my palate that might not mean much *;D
Went looking for my grinder but it had gone missing so borrowed one from a mate for a quick plunger this morning. *Very rich aroma with a quite fruity scent. *I like a dark roast and was a bit worried that I had overcooked/burnt the beans but the coffee was not bitter at all.
You couldnt have got rid of my smile on that first taste with a kick in the proverbial and a bag full of lemons. *Will I do it again.... I honestly cant see it unless one of the legends here comes up with an easier processing method. *However, it really does open your eyes to what goes into the humble cup of coffee. *Thanks for all the help, I really couldnt have done it without it.