The blood of life

coffeeFor those of you that don’t know me away from the web, one of the things that I refuse to live without is good coffee. It is one of those things that I regard as sublime when done properly.

Before you ask, no I don’t mean Starbucks, which I regard as overpriced and burned, and I definitely don’t mean pods, which while convenient, don’t qualify under any definition of sublime. I’m talking about the liquid nirvana that comes when you DIY,

Yup, DIY.

No, I don’t have coffee bushes growing in my back yard, but I do roast my own coffee and the results are stellar. I roast for espresso and I also roast for filter and both turn out great.

It really isn’t difficult, and usually the hardest part is finding a decent supply of green coffee beans as a starting point. Once you have that – well the world is your oyster and you can get going on the process for a total outlay of about 15 dollars for the roaster and as long as you aren’t grinding for espresso, not much more for the grinder.

Over the next few articles, I’ll be taking you on a journey of how you too can up your coffee experience with very little cost and effort. You will enjoy the journey, and you will enjoy the end result even more.

I promise!

Next: Coffee – the basics