I think I can file this under the fails category.
2 days drying:
My bamix was great for removing the inner shell:
I toasted in the wok and I'm sure it would have been a lot easier with the popcorn machine, but unfortunately I chucked it out a few years ago and didn't want it back in the house for a small batch.
All the time and effort, yielded 96g of finished beans:
Comparison with the Brazilian beans I usually buy for $19 per kg. The commercial ones are bigger and better than mine:
The taste test:
It tastes OK. Similar to artisanal coffee I've had before, but unfortunately not a flavour I prefer to the commercial offering.
No bitter after taste, strongish flavour, with a different aroma than I'm used to.
While my effort was drinkable, the main outcome of this exercise was to drastically improve my appreciation of the Brazilian beans.
I had to handle the beans so many times, so much effort for a very ordinary result (I'm sure in the most part due to my failings).
Not a thing to do for the time poor, that's for sure. I don't know that I'd have another go to be honest.
$18.99 per kg and no work: