Josh likes coffee. Josh is creative. Josh has combined these two characteristics and has begun roasting his own coffee. The creative process has been adapted- it went from roasting them in the oven to heating them on the stove top in one type of pan to using a different pot to now using a heat gun. The heat gun, the latest and fastest way to roast your coffee, shuts of the power to our house so everything else needs to be turned off for the magic to happen without interruption. To me, the 2 cups a year person, it's a messy process; to the 2 cups a day/ love of my life person it brings a lot of joy to create something he enjoys.
He received a special bag of Pikes Place Roast from Starbucks as a birthday present in the mail. He wanted to put his coffee against PPR. Challenge accepted. He brewed the coffee the same way, poured them in identical cups (the cup with the black tape on the bottom was his roast), had a blindfold, and I had the video camera.
The result: He knew right away which cup was which. He still said his roast was pretty good. I'm not sure if he ever said which was "better". There was no clear winner- if you mean spitting out the loser.
Would your favorite coffee stand a challenge to Josh's Papuan Roast?? Bring it on.