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[Cob] offtopic; clay and coffeeAmanda Peck ap615 at hotmail.com
Tue Mar 2 06:02:19 PST 2004
There are a couple of replies that I haven't read yet. This has never stopped me before! Shortest answer: The summer I spent in Mexico, people roasted their coffee on their camal--clay griddle--washed it well, then cooked tortillas on it as well. On their wood fire. They ground the coffee on the metate--stone surface used for grinding nearly everything. My recollection is that it took less time than the manual coffee grinder, about the same as the inexpensive burr grinder. But the metate and the rolling-pin thing they ground with were both over a foot wide. If you used jewelry-type or bathtub-type enamel in your popcorn popper, I'd worry about the heating/cooling cycles being very hard on the coating. I don't much like broken glass anywhere. (I seem to remember that, yes, glass is a ceramic) I used to know where to find directions for roasting your own coffee. That one's gone now, but a search on--roast your own coffee--gets a couple of useful looking links like this one: http://www.findarticles.com/cf_dls/m0GER/2002_Summer/89646378/p1/article.jhtml?term= ............................. Jonathan Walther asks (snipped): I have been buying organic green coffee beans and roasting them myself using my hot-air popcorn maker. Unfortunately, it is melting down, even when I fill the butter tray with ice cubes. Are clay and ceramics the same thing? Is it hard to make a solid ceramic, similar to the type they used to coat the old cast iron bathtubs? _________________________________________________________________ FREE pop-up blocking with the new MSN Toolbar get it now! http://clk.atdmt.com/AVE/go/onm00200415ave/direct/01/
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