When I bought my first batch of coffee, I knew the game had changed. I returned home and I placed a scoop of green beans in a pan. Ten minutes later, my first batch was ready. The next morning my coffee was ground by hand. I placed my grounds in a pour over basket. Thirty seconds off the boil, I brewed a fairly rustic cup of coffee. Stovetop roasting is a simple method that creates an uneven roast. The unevenness increases its complexity.
Within a month of that first batch, I noticed a posting for a 1968 school bus. The bus was once owned by an outlaw preacher in Big Lake. This bus was to become my coffee bar. I spend a lot of time daydreaming. Creating a mobile coffee bar where people can step on and walk towards the counter captivated my mind. Past the counter, patrons would see a pan sitting on a rustic camp stove, where the coffee is roasted. The coffee will be served one cup at a time by pour over. This dream became my reality.
"Uncle Leroy was a miner in Hope, Alaska. Each morning, he roasted coffee beans over his campfire. Home roasting and handcrafting his coffee by pour over became his thing. Some say that prospectors came, by horseback, from Sunrise for a cup."