Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (NASDAQ:GMCR) announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire coffee Canada-based firm LJVH Holdings, also known as Van Houtte, for 0 million. The company is currently owned by private equity firm Littlejohn & Co. the company said, “We have had a strong and mutually beneficial relationship with Van Houtte since 2001 when they first became a Keurig licensee and we’re confident that the company and its well known Canadian brands including Van Houtte, Brulerie St. Denis, Les Cafes Orient Express Coffee and Brulerie Mont Royal are great additions to GMCR,” SmarTrend is bullish on shares of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and our subscribers were alerted to buy on June 15, 2010 at .27. The stock has risen 34.1% since the alert was issued.
Roasting coffee beans at home using a popcorn popper. DIY Instructions of the entire coffee roasting process, from roaster setup to bean storage. How to roast coffee beans on the cheap from start to finish. Basically, you dump the green coffee beans in until they aren’t bouncing around much and stir until they are. Wait until desired roast is reached (we like to roast into the second crack a minute or so, otherwise they don’t seem done), then cool as rapidly as possible and age in an airtight container for a few days before grinding and brewing. Props to ineedcoffee.com for inspiring me to take up the hobby. Awesome pics and instruction at: www.ineedcoffee.com
This is a stir crazy/turbo oven coffee roaster. In the beginning you can see the mods made to the stir crazy. The plastic nut in the center was replaced with a melal one and covered with a metal cap. Wire connectors were placed on arms to assist in agitation of the beans. I tried to show the different stages of roast. Hope it helps someone.