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California Culinary School Teaching Home Coffee Roasting

The first home coffee roasting classes recently wrapped up at the Institute of Domestic Technology, which offers numerous workshops outside of Los Angeles in Altadena, Calif.

“I think it’s a surprisingly sort of accurate representation of commercial roasters,” class instructor Ian Riley, who works at Los Angeles botique roaster and retailer Lamill, told the Los Angeles Times. “In that there’s an adjustable heating element and a mechanism for agitating the beans so they roast evenly, and a de facto air flow…. It’s accessible, cheap and uses very simple technology. It provides a really great path to understanding this thing that’s normally shrouded in mystery.”

Full story: Los Angeles Times



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Hi Nick, I think a good story would be about the trends in home roasting. I love home roasting but only until the past year or so I didn’t realize it was so easy. I am now drinking better coffee than most coffee shops, at a tiny fraction of the price per cup. Doesn’t get better than that! 🙂

Another cool story would be examining the explosive coffee market happening in Downtown Los Angeles.



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