^ Now that's an idea and a half.
I love these stories! Is there a "Confessions of a Caffenoloholic" book in the works?
Oh yes, do photograph the experience! That will be awesome! Every picture has a story, y'know.
thanks for your comments !
i do like the smell, even the smoke smells kind of nice
considering it is smoke
gene, i will have some images, darkroom prints this summer
you gotta run with it perry, make believe it is a big dog taking YOU for a walk ... and see where it leads you ...
but i am preaching to the choir seeing you are making bromoils
thomas - i have been thinking of using a corn popper, but i can only roast a tiny bit at a time ( booo hooo! )
i HAVE been looking through all the salvation army stores near me, who knows, maybe i will find one to play with for-cheap ...
or get a (cheap) skillet if i can't find a popper
stay tuned !
Congratulations, Scott! Well deserved.
John, a friend of mine is a coffee roasting aficionado, and uses hot air to roast his coffee beans. It's a bit more controllable.
But, I have seen pictures of people in Ethiopia traditionally roasting their coffee in pans over and open fire, so who's to say which is better... They've been doing it like that for a few thousand years there.
Good for you for taking the matter into your own hands and doing it.
This is really very intriguing. You give me plenty of reasons to explore the limits of my creativity.
Ya know John... the more you write about this process and resulting photos, the more I want to see said photos! You better have a big stack of them at Whitey's next summer!!!!!!!!!!!!! -
We've got a local small coffee roasting business in town. They are about two blocks away, but the smell goes for about half a mile depending on the breeze. In moderation, the smell is intoxicatingly nice to a coffee drinker. You probably get too much of the smoke/smell to appreciate it that much.
It really beats the old industrial smells in town of fish processing, or of the sewage treatment plant after natural breakdown gets interrupted by a nearby factory dumping too much down industrial alcohol down the drain.