John Young says:
This morning, some friends and I had a "Green2Steam" party, where we start with green coffee beans, roast them in a hot-air popper, grind them, and immediately brew them up in a siphon brewer over a camp stove. Boy, when coffee is _that_ fresh, just-roasted and just-ground, it smells like coffee from some other alternate dimension that's REAL-er than ours.
My high-school friend Chris Young (who played Bryce Lynch, Max Headroom's nerdy inventor, on the HBO series) made this video of the process; I thought you might like it!
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