- Posted by jbviau
- Sun, 06/10/2012 - 11:28
Since very early on in my blogging tenure, I’ve been composing in Word and [very important] saving the file as plain text before I copy the contents and paste them into ROASTe’s text editor. This has worked well for me. Of course, you can compose your posts without leaving the site if you’d like to; that’s just not my preference.
I am of course referring to Williams and Sonoma, when it comes to coffee they are a very cruel cruel dispicable place. If you don't know Williams and Somona is a kitchen supply store, and carrying a wide variety of mid to high end kitchen goods. They also tend to carry a variety of different food stuffs, mainly stuff with long shelf lifes; mixes for batters and some different pickled goods, and of course coffee.
I'm ready to say that PT's is my favorite ROASTe roaster. If Ecco were still offered, my answer would be different, but of those roasters currently offered, PT's delights me most. I've ordered "light" roasts from them, but they seem more like medium roasts to me. What acidity there is is subdued, and tones of sugar and nut abound. Their Burundi tasted like maple-nut cereal to me, and their current Bolivian offering tastes like Honey-Nut Cheerios.
Gelato?? I know, but keep reading.
There is a pretty great trend out there among cafes that I am really liking; carrying multiple roasters. I would say that most independent shops tend to have a strictly monogamous relationship with a specific roaster and carry only their beans, however with so many great roasters out there some shops have started carrying more than one roaster and I like what I am seeing.
If you missed out earlier or were ever on the fence re: this coffee subscription program, now's your chance to try before you buy. Tonx has another free trial offer going currently--I'm guessing for a limited time.
No, I’m not giving one away—sorry to disappoint! I mean who would order one (for yourself or as a gift for someone else) if the Encore were to become available on ROASTe? Baratza’s Maestro Plus was fairly well-reviewed in the past. Its replacement has an upgraded burr set and the new gearbox. Seems very attractive for brewed and even the newly espresso-curious as a top-notch starter burr grinder.
Well about a month ago I attended a get together with some other home coffee enthusiasts and learned about a company for home roasters called, the coffee project. Now if you have an exceptional memory and you hang on my every run on sentence you will know that I sent away for a sample of green beans to do a very small sample of home roasting!