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Posted: 7/25/2017 1:09:20 PM EDT
Yes, the thread formerly known as "Morning Cupping With My Son" is now officially, another GD coffee thread.

More specifically, It's about roasting at home. Please feel free to leave resources and tips.
I will do my best to document my learning.

OP:

This morning my son and I did a small cupping session. It was a really fun experience!

I've been a "coffee nerd" for some time now, but never took the plunge into the world of roasting. So, a couple of weeks ago, I ordered some green coffee and a popcorn popper. I've roasters a few small batches now and have to say that it's miles beyond anything I've bought off the shelf, even when I screw it up!

This morning my 3 1/2 year old was begging to make coffee with the popcorn popper, so I decided to oblige him.

We grabbed a newly acquired bag of Ethiopian and headed out side.





We roasted a light roast and a darker roast. The light one was pulled about 30 seconds after the start of first the first crack and the dark just at the start of the second crack.



Now, there seems to be great argument over how long one needs to wait for the freshly roasted coffee to rest before grinding and brewing, but we did t wait. We did save some for tomorrow to see if it makes a difference one way or the other.

The light roast was super light, in fact under roasted I think. Good nonetheless. The darker one was the single best taste of coffee I've ever had! Amazing! So, I brewed up a cup and shared it with my son on the porch.



He loved it!

He asks for a cup of coffee a few times a week, so I think he really does like it. I have no idea why.
Link Posted: 7/25/2017 1:11:35 PM EDT
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I've never been more relieved to see a coffee thread.
Link Posted: 7/25/2017 1:12:29 PM EDT
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I'm not going to lie. I got a little creeped out when I read the thread title. 
Link Posted: 7/25/2017 1:12:36 PM EDT
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I don't even know where to start.
Link Posted: 7/25/2017 1:14:07 PM EDT
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He's already got that morning scowl down pat.
Link Posted: 7/25/2017 1:15:49 PM EDT
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I am a coffee lover, but I never thought about roasting my own beans.

Thanks OP, now I have ANOTHER way to spend my fargin' money. 
Link Posted: 7/25/2017 1:17:31 PM EDT
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No shit!!!!!!
Link Posted: 7/25/2017 1:18:02 PM EDT
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FPNI
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Link Posted: 7/25/2017 1:22:48 PM EDT
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Thread title almost scared me off.

Very cool op.
Link Posted: 7/25/2017 1:23:26 PM EDT
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No kidding.

P.S. My kids would probably burn the house down if they ingested coffee.
Link Posted: 7/25/2017 1:25:55 PM EDT
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Future First Sergeant right there!
Link Posted: 7/25/2017 1:26:28 PM EDT
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Has OP ever had pants tailored by Joey Tribiani's taylor?
Link Posted: 7/25/2017 1:27:23 PM EDT
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You NAILED it.  Holy shit I just laughed so loud everyone is looking at me.
Link Posted: 7/25/2017 1:27:56 PM EDT
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OK, so I wasn't the only one.
Link Posted: 7/25/2017 1:27:57 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 7/25/2017 1:28:18 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 7/25/2017 1:28:18 PM EDT
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Nice OP

Link Posted: 7/25/2017 1:29:52 PM EDT
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awesome OP. Cute kiddo. Awesome scowl
Link Posted: 7/25/2017 1:30:15 PM EDT
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I'm glad to see that this is just a coffee thread and not something else I was thinking while reading the thread title
Link Posted: 7/25/2017 1:30:45 PM EDT
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who feeds their 3.5 yr old fucking caffeine????

jesus christ.
Link Posted: 7/25/2017 1:31:17 PM EDT
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That first post thing....


Lol, does your kid bounce off the walls when you give him coffee?
Link Posted: 7/25/2017 1:31:20 PM EDT
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My four year old daughter drinks espresso.

Well, it's more like espresso-flavored milk.  
Link Posted: 7/25/2017 1:31:30 PM EDT
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This morning my son and I did a small cupping session. It was a really fun experience!

I've been a "coffee nerd" for some time now, but never took the plunge into the world of roasting. So, a couple of weeks ago, I ordered some green coffee and a popcorn popper. I've roasters a few small batches now and have to say that it's miles beyond anything I've bought off the shelf, even when I screw it up!

This morning my 3 1/2 year old was begging to make coffee with the popcorn popper, so I decided to oblige him.

We grabbed a newly acquired bag of Ethiopian and headed out side.

https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/24268/IMG-0417-262552.jpg

We roasted a light roast and a darker roast. The light one was pulled about 30 seconds after the start of first the first crack and the dark just at the start of the second crack.

https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/24268/IMG-0412-262562.jpg

Now, there seems to be great argument over how long one needs to wait for the freshly roasted coffee to rest before grinding and brewing, but we did t wait. We did save some for tomorrow to see if it makes a difference one way or the other.

The light roast was super light, in fact under roasted I think. Good nonetheless. The darker one was the single best taste of coffee I've ever had! Amazing! So, I brewed up a cup and shared it with my son on the porch.

https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/24268/IMG-0408-262563.jpg

He loved it!

He asks for a cup of coffee a few times a week, so I think he really doesn't like it. I have no idea why.
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As he is still doing full speed laps of the backyard, 4 hours later......   I could not imagine my little dudes on coffee.....   sugar is bad enough!    

I had a home roaster send me some fresh roast before.... it was the most amazing liquid I have ever consumed....  the oils and flavors were amazing!   I have often thought about getting into roasting, but did not want the investment of a roaster.... do you have a link to the popcorn popper you use?  any drawbacks to it?  
Link Posted: 7/25/2017 1:31:33 PM EDT
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He must be borderline suicidal or something.








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Cupping?
My 5yo daughter doesn't do coffee, but loves unsweetened tea.
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Like a tea party except less gay sounding.
Link Posted: 7/25/2017 1:34:26 PM EDT
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First 3PNI

 Dammit OP!

 
Link Posted: 7/25/2017 1:34:40 PM EDT
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Between the thread title and giving a 3 1/2 year old coffee, I'm just not sure what to do here.
Link Posted: 7/25/2017 1:36:28 PM EDT
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I think your mind went to spooning
Link Posted: 7/25/2017 1:36:41 PM EDT
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Only thing missing is smokes and a danish.
Link Posted: 7/25/2017 1:37:53 PM EDT
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I just knew Pedo Bear was involved with this.  OP, have you used the term cupping before and if so did you notice people snickering or using increasingly obtuse language to describe their love of it?
Link Posted: 7/25/2017 1:38:02 PM EDT
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No shit...I was afraid to click...
Link Posted: 7/25/2017 1:39:52 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 7/25/2017 1:41:30 PM EDT
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Wow!

Well, cupping is a new term to me too, so I get it...

Far as giving my kid a few tablespoons of coffee... I'd rather give home that than a hot cocoa full of sugar or cookies. He's calmly sitting on the couch watching a movie right now and after that he'll go out and play in the pool for a couple hours before his nap.
Link Posted: 7/25/2017 1:42:32 PM EDT
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Coca Cola contains 35mg per can.
Chocolate contains 10-40mg per ounce (darker chocolate has more, on account of higher cocoa percentage literally contains more chocolate).
Iced tea is around 20mg per 12oz.

City roast coffee is around 15mg per fluid ounce.

3-4 ounces of coffee is around the same caffeine content as a Ghiradelli dark chocolate square, or a can of Coke.

Not that you should give a child an entire can of Coke (granted, plenty of parents do) - I'm just saying that the caffeine content really isn't all that much.


Any amount that a child would willingly drink on their own (my kids get bored of 4oz cups of hot chocolate before it's finished) is not going to hurt them.
Link Posted: 7/25/2017 1:44:21 PM EDT
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As he is still doing full speed laps of the backyard, 4 hours later......   I could not imagine my little dudes on coffee.....   sugar is bad enough!    

I had a home roaster send me some fresh roast before.... it was the most amazing liquid I have ever consumed....  the oils and flavors were amazing!   I have often thought about getting into roasting, but did not want the investment of a roaster.... do you have a link to the popcorn popper you use?  any drawbacks to it?  
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This morning my son and I did a small cupping session. It was a really fun experience!

I've been a "coffee nerd" for some time now, but never took the plunge into the world of roasting. So, a couple of weeks ago, I ordered some green coffee and a popcorn popper. I've roasters a few small batches now and have to say that it's miles beyond anything I've bought off the shelf, even when I screw it up!

This morning my 3 1/2 year old was begging to make coffee with the popcorn popper, so I decided to oblige him.

We grabbed a newly acquired bag of Ethiopian and headed out side.

https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/24268/IMG-0417-262552.jpg

We roasted a light roast and a darker roast. The light one was pulled about 30 seconds after the start of first the first crack and the dark just at the start of the second crack.

https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/24268/IMG-0412-262562.jpg

Now, there seems to be great argument over how long one needs to wait for the freshly roasted coffee to rest before grinding and brewing, but we did t wait. We did save some for tomorrow to see if it makes a difference one way or the other.

The light roast was super light, in fact under roasted I think. Good nonetheless. The darker one was the single best taste of coffee I've ever had! Amazing! So, I brewed up a cup and shared it with my son on the porch.

https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/24268/IMG-0408-262563.jpg

He loved it!

He asks for a cup of coffee a few times a week, so I think he really doesn't like it. I have no idea why.

As he is still doing full speed laps of the backyard, 4 hours later......   I could not imagine my little dudes on coffee.....   sugar is bad enough!    

I had a home roaster send me some fresh roast before.... it was the most amazing liquid I have ever consumed....  the oils and flavors were amazing!   I have often thought about getting into roasting, but did not want the investment of a roaster.... do you have a link to the popcorn popper you use?  any drawbacks to it?  
It's just the cheapest one I could find on amazon. Apairently it's not the right one for the job, but seems to work fine. Drawbacks are that it makes a mess and blows a few beans out durring the process.

Presto 04820 PopLite Hot Air Popper https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00006IUWA?tag=vglnk-c102-20
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Caffeine has always calmed me down. I have ADHD though.

Either way it's a small amount of caffeine.
Link Posted: 7/25/2017 1:47:03 PM EDT
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Cupping thread

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Coca Cola contains 35mg per can.
Chocolate contains 10-40mg per ounce (darker chocolate has more, on account of higher cocoa percentage literally contains more chocolate).
Iced tea is around 20mg per 12oz.

City roast coffee is around 15mg per fluid ounce.

3-4 ounces of coffee is around the same caffeine content as a Ghiradelli dark chocolate square, or a can of Coke.

Not that you should give a child an entire can of Coke (granted, plenty of parents do) - I'm just saying that the caffeine content really isn't all that much.


Any amount that a child would willingly drink on their own (my kids get bored of 4oz cups of hot chocolate before it's finished) is not going to hurt them.
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who feeds their 3.5 yr old fucking caffeine????

jesus christ.
Coca Cola contains 35mg per can.
Chocolate contains 10-40mg per ounce (darker chocolate has more, on account of higher cocoa percentage literally contains more chocolate).
Iced tea is around 20mg per 12oz.

City roast coffee is around 15mg per fluid ounce.

3-4 ounces of coffee is around the same caffeine content as a Ghiradelli dark chocolate square, or a can of Coke.

Not that you should give a child an entire can of Coke (granted, plenty of parents do) - I'm just saying that the caffeine content really isn't all that much.


Any amount that a child would willingly drink on their own (my kids get bored of 4oz cups of hot chocolate before it's finished) is not going to hurt them.
More importantly, the sugar content of the coffee is 0. Can't say that for the coke or chocolate (or juice!) that most parents will gleefully hand over to their kids...
Link Posted: 7/25/2017 1:49:05 PM EDT
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FPNI....
Link Posted: 7/25/2017 1:51:58 PM EDT
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I am a coffee lover, but I never thought about roasting my own beans.

Thanks OP, now I have ANOTHER way to spend my fargin' money. 
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I'm finding that this will likely save me a TON of money.

$16 a lb of good roasted coffee from my local roaster or $10 a LB for really expensive raw coffee. $20 for the popper (yes, I know real roaster are expensive... but this works.)

I'll be saving about $30 a month on coffee and it's better.
Link Posted: 7/25/2017 1:53:01 PM EDT
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That first post thing....


Lol, does your kid bounce off the walls when you give him coffee?
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That first post thing....


Lol, does your kid bounce off the walls when you give him coffee?
no
Link Posted: 7/25/2017 1:53:35 PM EDT
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Like a tea party except less gay sounding.
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Cupping?
My 5yo daughter doesn't do coffee, but loves unsweetened tea.
Like a tea party except less gay sounding.
Yes. Caleb called it a "Coffee Party"
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Wow!

Well, cupping is a new term to me too, so I get it...
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There needs to be a better verb to describe "Taste testing various home made roasts" than "cupping". It's just gay. 
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First post nails it. 

And i raphed hard
Link Posted: 7/25/2017 1:56:52 PM EDT
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Op I suggest you change your title... I was scared to click on this thread after reading your title. 
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There needs to be a better verb to describe "Taste testing various home made roasts" than "cupping". It's just gay. 
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Wow!

Well, cupping is a new term to me too, so I get it...
There needs to be a better verb to describe "Taste testing various home made roasts" than "cupping". It's just gay. 
Maybe, but aren't we the group tho jumps peoples balls for calling a magazine a clip?

Gotta use the proper terms, yo.

From Wikipedia
Coffee cupping, or coffee tasting, is the practice of observing the tastes and aromas of brewed coffee.
Link Posted: 7/25/2017 2:00:25 PM EDT
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In red: That'll work, and it's not the least bit ambiguous. Why did somebody feel the need to invent another verb? 
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Maybe, but aren't we the group tho jumps peoples balls for calling a magazine a clip?

Gotta use the proper terms, yo.

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Wow!

Well, cupping is a new term to me too, so I get it...
There needs to be a better verb to describe "Taste testing various home made roasts" than "cupping". It's just gay. 
Maybe, but aren't we the group tho jumps peoples balls for calling a magazine a clip?

Gotta use the proper terms, yo.

From Wikipedia
Coffee cupping, or coffee tasting, is the practice of observing the tastes and aromas of brewed coffee.
In your defense, "Morning tasting with my son" doesn't sound much better.
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In your defense, "Morning tasting with my son" doesn't sound much better.
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Wow!

Well, cupping is a new term to me too, so I get it...
There needs to be a better verb to describe "Taste testing various home made roasts" than "cupping". It's just gay. 
Maybe, but aren't we the group tho jumps peoples balls for calling a magazine a clip?

Gotta use the proper terms, yo.

From Wikipedia
Coffee cupping, or coffee tasting, is the practice of observing the tastes and aromas of brewed coffee.
In your defense, "Morning tasting with my son" doesn't sound much better.
I'm just spitballing here, but how about "Morning coffee tasting with my son". 
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