I’m pretty predictable. I couldn’t wait 2-3 days to try the new batch of coffee I roasted yesterday. These are some photos of me making a shot of espresso. It was a bit overroasted, yet grassy at the same time! This points to my temperature being a bit high and my guess is the grassy taste will mellow out in a few days. It’s still quite good, and very satisfying to have made from scratch. If only I could grow a few coffee trees in our back yard…

John Edgar Park

John Edgar Park

John Edgar Park likes to make things and tell people about it. He works at Disney Research and writes for Make and Boing Boing. He is training for American Ninja Warrior. You can find him at and twitter @johnedgarpark — if you like that sort of thing.

  • Eric

    Surely you now need the new gizmo that de-gasses freshly-roasted beans for more immediate gratification. A bell jar and vacuum rig should do nicely.

  • Jon

    I have a couple 2-3 month old seedlings, germinated a la

  • John Park

    Eric, that’s a really interesting idea. I think you’ve just given me an excuse to get a bell jar to test the theory, thanks!