Wednesday, 4 April 2007

Coffee Roaster

I've just arrived home from night shift (the first of four) but had to post this. It was the last shift for one of the girls (Mel - who's hurt her back and has to change jobs to rest it) so the night staff went out for breakfast in Crows Nest at a little place called Crow Zone Cafe.

I had to order a decaf flat white or I wouldn't have a chance of going to sleep. It wasn't a great coffee but they had their very own mini coffee roaster sitting on the bench next to the machine. They had it going most of the time which was pretty noisy and made that burnt, bitter smell of roasting green beans in the cafe even though it had it's own chimney? It was still pretty cool!


Guthers said...

thats so awesome - i would love a mini roaster like that!

SamR said...

Yeah - it's an air roaster. It's a cheaper way of doing it, but has some downsides too - The beans are roasted a little differently, and often get used straight away, not given enough time to mature after roasting.

Matt & Kate said...

They were doing a few loads one after the other and putting them straight into coffee bags. It looked like it was in 500g lots.

I suppose it's like the heat gun (paint stripper) and a colander method that Scott L and others use?

I should have asked how much it cost.

Guthers said...

air roaster?
I would prefer a little drum roaster. Just a little half kilo thing.. it would be mad!