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Ron_L
01-04-2011, 08:44 AM
Welcome to Roastin' Ronnie's Coffee!

Think of this as the Brethren's own coffee shop :tea: Whether you are looking for fresh roasted, whole bean coffee, information about brewing coffee or making espresso, or want to learn more about coffee and coffee related topics, this is the place!

As I get this rolling you'll see a a few different types of threads posted.

Coffee Offering - When you see a coffee offering thread this is your opportunity to order Roastin' Ronnie's Coffee to enjoy at home. Many Brethren have enjoyed Roastin' Ronnie's Coffee that they received as gifts through a rub and sauce trade or at a Brethren bash and others have purchased Roastin' Ronnie's Coffee at a BBQ Competition. Those folks and many others have asked if they can buy Roastin' Ronnie's Coffee throughout the year. Well, this is your chance. Look for details to be available shortly.

Coffee Equipment - As time allows I will review selected pieces of coffee equipment that I use at home and on the road. In some cases I will make this equipment available to the Brethren if there is enough interest.

Coffee Education - I'm looking forward to sharing the knowledge that I have gathered about coffee, coffee preparation and coffee equipment with the Brethren. I've learned so much about BBQ and outdoor cooking from all of you so this is my chance to give something back.

Cooking with Coffee - I don't use coffee in everything I cook (contrary to what some folks think :-D), but I do use it in sauces, rubs, and other dishes. Occasionally I will post recipes that include Roastin' Ronnie's Coffee. I encourage you to share your recipes as well. Feel free to include a picture of the dish, but please use Q-Talk to post the details of the cook.

Finally, I'd like to keep this forum on topic. Witty repartee and humor are welcome, but please resist the urge to hijack a thread. I know this is difficult (I'm guilty of this myself), but please try. Please don't be offended if humorous posts or potential hijacks are deleted in order to maintain thread continuity.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope that you'll become a regular!

bigabyte
01-04-2011, 09:48 AM
I'm so excited!:becky: I always wanted to try some Roastin' Ronnie's coffee, and now I can!:cool:

zydecopaws
01-04-2011, 09:58 AM
Ooo, this ought to be interesting. Being somewhat addicted to the elixir of life myself it's always interesting to see how the other caffeine addicts live. Looking forward to future posts here... :thumb:

Warthog
01-04-2011, 10:04 AM
My Keurig is all warmed up and ready to go. Got my favorite Newman's own. I like strong coffee

Ron_L
01-04-2011, 01:36 PM
My Keurig is all warmed up and ready to go. Got my favorite Newman's own. I like strong coffee

Do you have the My K-Cup basket for the Keurig?

big brother smoke
01-04-2011, 01:46 PM
Ready to order!

FattyMac
01-04-2011, 08:27 PM
What ever the shipping is to Canada I'll pay it! :thumb:

Your Red Sea blend was the best coffee I have had since my last Panamanian haul.

Ron_L
01-04-2011, 10:28 PM
I'm glad that you enjoyed it!

Let me check into shipping into Canada. I know that shipping into Europe is a pain with customs forms, etc. I'm not sure what is require for Canada.

mmmmeat
01-04-2011, 10:58 PM
i'd be interested although not an addict...oh wait...everyday.... 3-5 cups.... that's not an addiction.... none after lunch...unless it's still cold......then maybe a few more....but the equipment side of things i am lacking... i'd love a keurig, and the my Kcup would get purchased same time as the keurig, so i can enjoy "REAL" fresh coffee.. bring it on ronelle!!!

HB-BBQ
01-05-2011, 02:05 PM
Awesome, I'm looking forward to this!

Do you ever do any roasts like the Kona/Hawaiian style coffees?

Ron_L
01-05-2011, 02:10 PM
Awesome, I'm looking forward to this!

Do you ever do any roasts like the Kona/Hawaiian style coffees?

Yes, but those would be at a higher price, of course. I'm waiting for cupping results on a new Kona right now. If it looks good I'll put out a feeler to see how much interest there is. Stay tuned :)

landarc
01-05-2011, 05:13 PM
Woohoo, I can buy Roastin' Ronnies now, coffee snobs rejoice.

anamosity
01-05-2011, 05:15 PM
I love coffee. Great idea.

And I agree on the Kona coffee's.
We mix 50/50 hazelnut/vanilla and that makes a most delicious cup of java.

txschutte
01-05-2011, 05:50 PM
Loved the blend you sent me some years back. Wasn't terribly fond of the Kenya AA I won at the Operation BBQ fundraiser. So I'll be on the lookout for your blends. Also, I have several questions about the brewing. Shall we post them in the form of a new thread in your forum, or directly to you via PM?

Cast Iron Chef
01-05-2011, 05:58 PM
Love me a cup of good coffee. Soon as I pay off Christmas will do some shopping.

Ron_L
01-05-2011, 06:12 PM
Loved the blend you sent me some years back. Wasn't terribly fond of the Kenya AA I won at the Operation BBQ fundraiser. So I'll be on the lookout for your blends. Also, I have several questions about the brewing. Shall we post them in the form of a new thread in your forum, or directly to you via PM?

Thanks, Shane.

Please ask in a new thread. I'm planning on some information thread on brewing, but until i get those typed up ask away! i can consolidate things later.

I have a nice kenya that I just received. I may have a chance to roast it this weekend, depending on weather.

Big George's BBQ
01-05-2011, 09:23 PM
Thanks Ron Loved what you sent to me Looking forward to this and to learn more about coffee

Homebrewed Q
01-06-2011, 08:46 AM
Thanks Ron! Although I'm not the coffee expert or afficianado that you are, I know what I like and like to try new things. I brew my own beer occasionally and appreciate the work and effort you are putting into this. I'm particularly interested in the hardware for now as my Mr. Coffee has bit the dust. Not sure that I want a Keurig but maybe just a good brewer and grinder. Looking forward to this forum, thanks again!

Warthog
01-06-2011, 08:47 AM
Do you have the My K-Cup basket for the Keurig?
Yup I do.

altongrady
01-06-2011, 09:23 AM
Keep us posted on the Kona - Great coffee!!

philw
02-21-2011, 06:43 AM
thanks ron for delivering coffee to the wbo, having the sunrise blend on .

landarc
02-21-2011, 06:57 PM
Thanks Ron, that cuppa joe this afternoon is just what I needed :thumb:

BBQ4FUN
02-03-2012, 05:45 PM
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Oh Boy!! Look what i got today! It is a little chilly in IA tonight. Might have to try out my new coffee/grinder tonight.

Sent from my Motorola Electrify using Tapatalk

Ron_L
02-03-2012, 06:41 PM
Nice grinder! You're going to love it!

Thanks!

JD McGee
02-03-2012, 06:49 PM
I have yet to try some of your beans Ron...what's wrong with that picture??? Where do I sign up for the next batch? :thumb:

Ron_L
02-03-2012, 06:54 PM
I have yet to try some of your beans Ron...what's wrong with that picture??? Where do I sign up for the next batch? :thumb:

Right here. I'll post when I have a batch available. I won't have time to roast this weekend, but probably next weekend.

BBQ4FUN
02-03-2012, 06:59 PM
Brewing....

Anticipation is killing me. :becky:

BBQ4FUN
02-03-2012, 07:19 PM
Good Stuff!! Hope we can sleep tonight after drinking a pot a coffee this late. :doh:

jeffjenkins1
02-03-2012, 07:55 PM
Good Stuff!! Hope we can sleep tonight after drinking a pot a coffee this late. :doh:

Don't worry, if it's a light roast, you won't. Might as well make the best of it! Got any projects lying around?

Jeff

kirkg
02-04-2012, 10:42 PM
i haven't found any talk here about coffee makers........am I just missing it?

SirPorkaLot
02-04-2012, 10:47 PM
Right here. I'll post when I have a batch available. I won't have time to roast this weekend, but probably next weekend.

yea i'll be needing a couple bags... :thumb:

buffalotom
02-06-2012, 08:55 PM
Ron, I do love good coffee. Do you do any dark roast? I appreciate a good cup of Kona. Would like to order when you have some available. Thanks

Ron_L
02-06-2012, 10:18 PM
Ron, I do love good coffee. Do you do any dark roast? I appreciate a good cup of Kona. Would like to order when you have some available. Thanks

Well, yeah, I'll do a dark roast if that's what's right for the bean. But, frankly, most beans lose their unique characteristics with too dark of a roast. If the roast goes too far the subtle varietal flavors are masked by the caramelized sugars tastes from the roast (or burnt sugars in the case of a certain national chain :-P).

What you may find, if I get the right coffee, is a melange, which is a blend of the same bean at different roast levels. Now that I'm thinking about it, I think I have some Brazilian coffee that would hold up well in a melange of a light roast (maybe City+) and a darker roast (Full City+ or maybe even Vienna). The lighter roast should have some floral notes and a milk chocolate finish and the dark roast would be all about dark chocolate. I also have a very nice Sulawesi that would add in some earthiness and a little bit of funk.

Can you tell that I'm making this up as I go along? If I have enough of the Brazil I think I just decided what I'm going to roast this weekend :-D

Watch this space on Sunday to see if my plan works out :)

Ron_L
02-06-2012, 10:20 PM
BTW, if all of the City+, Full City+, etc. makes no sense to you, here's my decoder ring :-D

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=98244

Ron_L
02-06-2012, 10:25 PM
i haven't found any talk here about coffee makers........am I just missing it?

No, you're not missing it. I started writing up a section of brewing but there are so many options that It started getting confusing. I'll dig it up and figure it out.

In the meantime, what are you looking for? Brewed coffee or espresso? Automatic or manual? What capacity? What's your budget?

Let me know and I can give you some ideas.

buffalotom
02-07-2012, 09:42 AM
Ron, Thanks for the information. I will be watching on Sunday.