Discuss flavors, brew temperatures, blending, and cupping notes.
Like many of you I am a home roaster and have been doing so for a few years now. Nothing has helped me move forward with coffee as much as roasting my own has, I love it and is by far my favorite "chore" Recently I feel like I've hit a bit of a rut. I usually pick up green beans in orders of ten pounds or larger each time I order, though cheaper than roasted coffee it is a larger upfront cost and its a large price to pay for beans I might not like. Maybe I'm sticking with regions I know I will like over something that has been a turn off in the past. Either way a rut has creeped into my life and I thought a coffee subscription would help me out. Get the creative juices flowing again. I decided to give trade coffee a try, I have done creama and bluebottle in the past. What about you? Ever been in a rut with your home roasting, what did you do to get out of it?
I'm in a 'reverse' rut -- I'm constantly subscribing, then getting tired of the blend and the roaster's choices of beans, then cancelling. Rinse and repeat.
Totally agree and that was exactly what happened to me the last time I tried a subscription. But, I was in a different place back then....caffeinatedly speaking
I've just started with a subscription to get more variety. I've been lazy lately and the hottop has been sitting idle. Hoping to try lots of different varieties that I otherwise may never stumble upon!