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Home Coffee Roasting, Fun and Easy

Home Roasting can be fun and its easy to do as well. There are different ways to roast and the method you end up choosing should be influenced by how much coffee you consume. To get started I would recommend using one of these methods;  The Popcorn Popper,(Fluid Bed Roasting) if you don’t have one in your cupboard you can purchase one second hand at a thrift store or buy it brand new at a hardware store for really cheap.  Stovetop Popper, Cookie sheet in the oven. These methods are can create a less even roast and do require some technique to get good results, So lets stick with the air popper method. What You Need:  A hot air popcorn...

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How To Brew with the Pour Over Cloth Pot

First Time Use: Wash the cloth filter with hot water and strain the water out of it. Wash and rinse the coffee pot before using NOTE: The more accurate and preferred method is to use a scale. Weights are preferred because the same amount of coffee is provided regardless of roast color. Darker roasting enlarges the bean, taking up more volume, so a scoop of dark roasted coffee is lighter in weight, and thus requires more volume (scoops). You Will Need Fresh-roasted coffee (24grams) or Approx. 3 scoops. (195 – 205º F) Pour-over Sock Pot Grinder (grind = fine) Drip Grind Measuring spoon or scale Cup(s) and/or thermal carafe Directions: 1-Boil filtered water. 
2-Rinse the cotton filter in hot water...

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Ugandan Bugisu Coffee

Ugandan Bugisu Coffee If you ask a Ugandan, “What is the countries best coffee?” They will most certainly give you the name of the Bugisu Cooperative in Mbale. The Bugisu Cooperative Union Ltd. represents about 250 small family coffee growers from the Mt. Elgon area on the border between Uganda and Kenya. The Bugisu Arabica AA coffee if grown between 5,000 and 8,000 feet in altitude. People who know good coffee know this is where it is found. It is a wonderfully smooth earthy coffee Life To Life Global Building Group (LTLGBG) has decided to use this coffee as a fund raising product to pay for project materials. It is often asked if this is a “Fair Trade Coffee”? Coffee...

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Which Grinder Is Right For You

Grinding An old-fashioned manual burr-mill coffee grinder.   The whole coffee beans are ground, also known as milling, to facilitate the brewing process. The fineness of grind strongly affects brewing, and must be matched to the brewing method for best results. Brewing methods which expose coffee grounds to heated water for longer require a coarser grind than faster brewing methods. Beans which are too finely ground for the brewing method in which they are used will expose too much surface area to the heated water and produce a bitter, harsh, "over-extracted" taste. At the other extreme, an overly coarse grind will produce weak coffee unless more is used. Due to the importance of fineness, uniformly ground coffee is better than...

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Make Cold Water Extract Coffee

What Is Cold Water Extract Coffee?  Cold water extract coffee is a delicious alternative to regular brewing methods and it has the added benefit of less acidity. Which makes it great for people who suffer from heartburn.   Supplies for Cold Water Extract Coffee To do this task you will need water, a wooden spoon, a french press, and a cup of coffee.   Add Coffee and Water to the Press I'm going to start by adding my coffee to the press, then I'm going to add four cups of water. One, two, three, four. Next, I'm going to take my wooden spoon and stir the grounds. I want to get them totally wet. You'll know you've got them totally...

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