Posts Tagged ‘coffee’

a moment.

thinking fast – i open another window

not to the fresh air, but a fresh page – words yet unwritten

kids chasing the kitten down the hall, himself chasing a ball

and through it all i have this moment

coffee cooling, cider still, donuts and the chill

of the crisp autumn air enters through the windows already opened

the early moments of a new day, unshaped clay

before even the kids say “what will be?”

we have yet to see, not anxiously awaiting

but allowing this moment to stretch

etching words of His on mind and heart

the best way to start each day

with a moment.

How to Roast Coffee in a Wok

I love coffee. I’d heard about roasting my own coffee beans at home, but so many roasters out there cost a lot of money. Then there’s the option of converting a hot-air popcorn popper into a roaster, but I’m not handy enough to trust myself there. Then I read a book where a woman was roasting coffee beans over an open flame in a frying pan in Africa….it made me want to give it a shot. It’s very easy, and worth it for the flavor and appreciation you gain for coffee in general. Hope you enjoy!

Supplies:
Wok
Wooden Spoon
Colander
Heat-Safe Bowl & Foil
Green Coffee Beans – (Check out http://www.deansbeans.com !!!)
Air-tight Container for Storage once cooled. (store in a dry, room temperature place with little or no sunlight to ensure the beans retain maximum flavor!)

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