I have been roasting almost daily for six years, and because of an incident Friday, it became clear to me how involved roasting is and how much I take what I do for granted. The details of the incident aren’t important, but suffice it to say that I was trying to do too many things, my attention was drawn from the roaster and I ruined a batch of beans (perhaps the third or fourth time in six years). As I tried to explain what happened, I realized that only a minimum of understanding was happening within the individual I talked with. I slowly began to renew my appreciation for the complexity of the task I perform with the roaster. I don’t say this to toot my own horn, but to vow to you, our dedicated buyers of beans, that I will take my job as roaster seriously so that you can be assured of getting the best possible roast of the best possible beans that I can buy.