Two things

First: I finally broke down and ordered a Kitchen-Aid Pro Line Burr (Coffee) Grinder, from Sears. It was delivered yesterday. I used it the first time this morning. It is, as expected, awesome. It is also incredibly well made with easy-to-replace burrs that are apparently good for 800lbs of coffee before they wear out. There’s a good chance that this is the last coffee grinder I will ever buy.

Second: I’m away this weekend. I’m not taking my laptop. If you’re the sort of person I would call on the weekend, I will call you on Monday instead. I won’t be checking email, forums, newsgroups, or any of that. If there’s an emergency, call my cellphone, otherwise, I’m out of reach ’til Monday. Yay.

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4 thoughts on “Two things

  1. Burr grinders are all well and good, but if you really want to take your coffee consumption to the next level, you want to try home roasting. The cheapest place for green beans locally is Aladdin http://www.coffee.ca/english/home.htm. And you don’t need no fancy, expensive roaster. You can get pretty amazing results with a hot air corn popper of all things! Just be sure to get one with the louvred heating system, not the screen. Just look down into the chamber and you’ll immediately see the difference. Actually, I’ve had a local professional roaster tell me the corn popper is better than most of the home roasters you can buy.

    Some links :
    http://www.sweetmarias.com/instructions.html http://www.lucidcafe.com/homeroast.html
    http://hbd.org/mailman/listinfo/coffee
    http://www.coffeegeek.com/
    http://www.toomuchcoffee.com/

  2. Burr grinders are all well and good, but if you really want to take your coffee consumption to the next level, you want to try home roasting. The cheapest place for green beans locally is Aladdin http://www.coffee.ca/english/home.htm. And you don’t need no fancy, expensive roaster. You can get pretty amazing results with a hot air corn popper of all things! Just be sure to get one with the louvred heating system, not the screen. Just look down into the chamber and you’ll immediately see the difference. Actually, I’ve had a local professional roaster tell me the corn popper is better than most of the home roasters you can buy.Some links :http://www.sweetmarias.com/instructions.html http://www.lucidcafe.com/homeroast.html http://hbd.org/mailman/listinfo/coffeehttp://www.coffeegeek.com/http://www.toomuchcoffee.com/

  3. BTW, that’s not to say that I haven’t been drooling over that Kitchen Aid burr grinder. 🙂 I’m still using a rotary blade and have been keeping my eye out for one of the antique wooden box burr grinders. Though a friend just told me that President’s Choice sells a burr grinder for 30 bucks. He says it’s way better than a rotary blade, but still a far cry from the Kitchen Aid. But for the price I think it will be my first step in that direction. Will have to go to the Superstore sometime this week to check it out.

  4. BTW, that’s not to say that I haven’t been drooling over that Kitchen Aid burr grinder. 🙂 I’m still using a rotary blade and have been keeping my eye out for one of the antique wooden box burr grinders. Though a friend just told me that President’s Choice sells a burr grinder for 30 bucks. He says it’s way better than a rotary blade, but still a far cry from the Kitchen Aid. But for the price I think it will be my first step in that direction. Will have to go to the Superstore sometime this week to check it out.

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