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I don’t know if I’ve said that I now own a Behmor roaster, well yes I own a Behmor and it does ok.

The reason I chose the Behmor, the modified popper was driving me nuts in terms of roast sizes and I felt that although I could get the profiles working ok and I think the coffee I produced was fairly decent 100 grams doesn’t give me enough playing room to blend and I really felt I was stagnating just doing single origins.

The discussion was had about making a new version of the popper but large enough to do at most 500 grams but work lives have had to come first so I felt the easiest thing to do was to buy an off the shelf roaster for the meantime, and part of the requirement was that it had to be able to be used in the kitchen, the Behmor fit that requirement.

As I have done with my coffee machine advancements I’m doing with my coffee roasting advancements, I find that there is a lack of common sense around these days with people that just want to go the ‘whole hog’ and start at the top, they have no idea if they are really any good at any of it because they haven’t made the journey and the mistakes along the way.

So here is the photo of tonights roasts.  I’ll put up more detail about settings on the Behmor page.

27 May roasts 1

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Posted by on May 27, 2013 in Uncategorized


What’s the point of a blog if you don’t update it…

Yes yes I can hear you all saying it 🙂

Last year just before christmas I fell off my horse and broke both my radial bones, well fractured the left and completely obliterated the right.

I’m telling everyone this as you will often see my scars and they are very appropriately put for someone that has got ‘it’ right.


I am now roasting again and finally doing blends and getting them right, about time I know 🙂


Hopefully I will now be updating a little more regularly and answering your questions.

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Posted by on March 20, 2013 in Uncategorized



After a long time trying to get back into my blog we’ve finally done it through some back end stuff we don’t want to touch again.

I will remember my password

I will remember my password

I will remember my password



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Posted by on September 8, 2012 in coffee, Uncategorized



This post is a little advertising for my father.

Graham R Johnson Photography

I can remember from a very young age my father taking photos, we have 100s and 100s (probably closer to 1000s) of slides from all of our camping trips around Australia, one photograph that always sticks in my mind is of the Twin Gums outside Alice Springs, I think only one remains today, it is a beautiful shot and one I want taken off the slides.

I appear to have picked up his eye for a subject, knowing instinctively whether a photograph is going to work or not.

LOL I realise that none of the photographs on here prove what I have said above (I should add a photography page maybe) 😀  I am only a beginner compared to my father anyway.

Anyway enjoy his website and his photography 🙂

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Posted by on December 17, 2011 in Uncategorized


Nic’s Stuff now on Facebook

You’ll find me here, you’ll find me there, you’ll find me everywhere soon 😀

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Posted by on December 1, 2011 in coffee, Uncategorized


Test post!

Lorem ipsum!

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Posted by on December 1, 2011 in Uncategorized



I should add something about my car, the engine is all set up and ready to go, it’s in the car, all we’re waiting for is the tail shaft to be made and then we’ll be roaring around the streets 🙂

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Posted by on November 4, 2011 in Uncategorized