The house if filled with a wonderful aroma

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@DWDavis (25812)
Pikeville, North Carolina
February 27, 2024 8:46am CST
First thing this morning, I roasted a batch of coffee beans and it filled the house with the pleasant, to me anyway, scent of freshly roasted coffee. The beans are resting in the sunroom after cooling off. They have to cool quickly or they'll keep cooking and the coffee will become too bitter for my taste. I wait at least a day after roasting to grind any of the beans, so tomorrow morning I will enjoy a cup of freshly roasted, freshly ground coffee. Today's photo is the title picture for a web novel I am serializing on Medium. How did your day start?
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@wolfgirl569 (94570)
• Marion, Ohio
27 Feb
I started my day by getting out of bed . Sorry couldn't resist. I get online usually and then feed the barn cats before eating breakfast
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@DWDavis (25812)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
27 Feb
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@wolfgirl569 (94570)
• Marion, Ohio
27 Feb
@Fleura I woke up needing to potty so couldn't do that.
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@Fleura (29075)
• United Kingdom
27 Feb
I started my day lying in bed listening to the birds singing as the daylight slowly increased : )
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@marguicha (215029)
• Chile
27 Feb
I just wrote a post about my morning which wasn´t a good as yours. I read some news and they depressed me. But coffee mends everything and here I am, mylotting with a cup of coffee at my side. I can imagine the aroma that you have at your house.
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@DWDavis (25812)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
27 Feb
This morning I am drinking Folger's coffee. I keep other coffee on hand for those times I run out of my roast.
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@marguicha (215029)
• Chile
27 Feb
@DWDavis I discovered yesterday that I´m out of a lot of those delicious things It seems that my idea of not buying anything else until next month will not be possible.
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@snowy22315 (169441)
• United States
27 Feb
Where did you find a coffee roaster? Was it expensive?
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@DWDavis (25812)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
28 Feb
The one my son got me for Christmas was relatively inexpensive. I think he found it on Amazon.
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@snowy22315 (169441)
• United States
28 Feb
@DWDavis Sounds like fun..where do you get the raw coffee beans from?
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@DWDavis (25812)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
28 Feb
@snowy22315 The beans I've roasted so far were a Christmas present from my future daughter-in-law.
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@rebelann (111033)
• El Paso, Texas
27 Feb
Hmmmm, I've never tried roasting coffee beans, is the process easy?
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@DWDavis (25812)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
27 Feb
Roasting coffee beans is easy. Roasting them so that they produce the flavor you want after grinding and brewing takes a lot of experimentation. I've enjoyed finding the combination of temperature, time, and grind that works best for me. I also brew using a French Press.
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@RebeccasFarm (86303)
• United States
27 Feb
Oh your coffee must be divine tasting. You also roast fresh oh my, I would adore that smell in the morning. Oh a new web novel..thats awesome..good title. Nothing here snowing today.
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• United States
27 Feb
@DWDavis Glad it is not too bad the weather there. Yes, I thought the novel was a real place.
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• United States
27 Feb
@DWDavis Yes Buzby Beach such a lovely name too.
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@DWDavis (25812)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
27 Feb
@RebeccasFarm The cafe in Carolina Beach is called Crush and Grind. The Caffeinated Grape Cafe is set in my fictional town of Buzby Beach.
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@LindaOHio (155295)
• United States
28 Feb
I love the smell of coffee brewing. Started out by getting to the hospital at 7 am for my husband's surgery. Surgery was aborted in the OR when his blood pressure dropped and his heart rate was too high. Being transported to Cleveland Clinic to have the surgery done there. Have a good day.
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@DWDavis (25812)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
28 Feb
I hope the Cleveland Clinic can do well for your husband. They are supposed to be among the best in the world.
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@DWDavis (25812)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
29 Feb
@LindaOHio If the folks at the Cleveland Clinic trust it, I'm sure it must offer excellent care.
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@LindaOHio (155295)
• United States
29 Feb
@DWDavis They are transferring him to Hillcrest Hospital which is supposed to be as good.
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@AmbiePam (85183)
• United States
27 Feb
I was talking to another Mylotter, and we agreed coffee is right up there with bacon in the best aromas to wake up to.
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@FourWalls (61848)
• United States
27 Feb
I woke up, and I’m still in my hotel bed, checking through myLot. I’ll get up and head to Austin (Texas) soon. It’s funny that I can’t stand the taste of coffee, but I LOVE the smell of freshly ground or roasted coffee.
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@FourWalls (61848)
• United States
27 Feb
@DWDavis — going to Chuy’s and McKinney Falls. In that order.
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@DWDavis (25812)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
27 Feb
You'd be very happy in my kitchen this morning. What will you be doing in Austin?
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• United States
27 Feb
My day started with a nice hot steaming cup of Folgers. Certainly didn't smell as good as your roasting beans but it did the trick.
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@DWDavis (25812)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
28 Feb
I actually had Folger's this morning. It's my backup when I run out of home-roasted beans.
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@Fleura (29075)
• United Kingdom
27 Feb
Impressed you roast your own coffee. How much experimentation did it take to get that right? I used to always buy coffee beans and grind them fresh, they keep better that way as I didn't used to drink it as often back then.
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@DWDavis (25812)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
27 Feb
I read several articles and watched a lot of videos on the subject before trying it myself. Today was my fourth attempt. I liked the way the third batch came out but want a bit stronger flavor. I'm hoping today's roast will give me that. If it's not quite what I'm searching for, there's always a fifth time and a sixth ...
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@TheHorse (204969)
• Walnut Creek, California
27 Feb
With a cup of coffee. I have never roasted my own beans, though. Wish I were there.
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@just4him (305223)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
27 Feb
I like the cover. I like the aroma of coffee, just not the taste. My day started well. I had Bible study this morning.
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@JudyEv (325106)
• Rockingham, Australia
28 Feb
Mine started with trying to take my big calcium pills but thankfully that's over with for today.
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@DWDavis (25812)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
28 Feb
My B12 pills are small, for which I'm grateful.
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@thelme55 (76432)
• Germany
28 Feb
My day started with a mug of creamy black tea. Have a wonderful day to you.
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@Tampa_girl7 (48859)
• United States
27 Feb
I bet your home smells so good with the coffee aroma.
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