In January, I wrote about the “Green2Steam” mad-scientist tea party that Randy, Eric, Harold and I had at Harold’s studio: “Like a tea party. With fire. For MANS!“.
Eight months to the day later, Jim and Ellen hosted a second version of the “let’s make the most complicated cup of coffee possible” party on their deck. Eric and Sue roasted beans in his custom-built hot-air roaster. Harold Ross brought his hand-crank grinder and a freestanding clamp stand, so we could mount my siphon brewer over a white-gas coleman stove. Randy cranked. Andy Rodriguez’ friend Lana stirred the “upstairs” siphon precisely four times without touching the side of the siphon. There was a mountain of scones! Pots of eggs! Fresh homemade kombucha, waiting in never-been-opened bottles that might explode! All in all, I had one HELL of a time.
Fueled by three cups of freshly-roasted rocket fuel and Ellen’s elderberry kombucha, Chris Young made this fantastic video of the morning’s event!
Thanks very much to everyone that came. Parties where we do something are my favorite kind of party. Especially when that something is as complicated as possible. Maybe we can have Green2Steam III at Seven Stars Farm, and milk the cream for the coffee ourselves!
Oliver even came up with an official “Green2Steam” logo, since making logos and domain names is the twenty-first-century equivalent of doodling band names on the canvas cover of your three-ring notebook. So I’ll make some Green2Steam T-shirts, and some Green2Steam coffee mugs. I’ll also order some more siphon brewer parts, since the siphon bulb cracked from the lava-like heat of the Coleman stove that we put under it.
Once we’re up and running, we’ll do this again — follow @green2steam on Twitter if you’d like to find out about the next one!