Originally Posted by Hodors Appletart
so......when are we expecting to get some samples of this home roasted Yirga?
When you can spin by and pick some up
I'm really happy with the roasts from this bean, but... I paid €19/kg for the green beans - they are both natural (important) and organic (not a high priority for me), but you lose about 1/6th of the mass during roasting, so factoring in the loss, it would costs around €23/kg plus labour (5 minutes of effort, 15 minutes of standing around), plus you assume the risk of ruining a roast - which thankfully hasn't happened yet. Compare that to the Badger and Dodo Ethiopia Nensebo Refissa, which I similarly enjoyed which was €37/kg + P&P, and while there are savings, they're no so great. Commercial roasters with some experience are always going to be able to produce a better and more consistent product, but home roasting lets you be a master of your own destiny - roast the beans that you like, experiment with roast profiles and always have freshly roasted beans when you need 'em.
So you're welcome to a sample - just don't expect them to be as good as a decent roasters - but it might just whet your appetite to give it a go yourself. Incidentally, I still have a popcorn popper (barely used), for anyone who wants to give home roasting a try - and you can have it for free with a sample or two of green beans.