We are an English couple who seem to spend a lot of time away from home. We started this blog when we took a 7 week winter road trip through California in 2007 and have continued to update our travels since. ... full info
Cracking and winnowingThe process of removing the shells using the traditional 2 plastic collander method. First bash the beans with a piece of 2 by 4, then pour them from collander to collander letting the wind remove the pieces of shell
Green coffee beansThese can be kept a long time. This is the state most coffee is shipped.
RoastingUnder Son's watchful eye, I was allowed to do this myself
The roasted beansthere are bits of burnt skin that are removed using the collander method
Grindingin the traditional "sitting on the kitchen floor" mode
The ground coffeeThe grinder belonged to Son's mother and is rumoured to be 100 years old
A great teamSon the grower and Andrew the roaster celebrate a great cup of coffee