I love coffee. I don't drink it as regularly as I used to because I tend to get a lot of heartburn when I do, but I still love it.
I've been looking to upgrade my home coffee experience for a while on a number of fronts. We've got a great coffee grinder that was a gift from my father a few years back. It's an older Kitchenaid that gives off a 1950's-type vibe and it works beautifully, so we're set there. Beyond that I'm pretty sure I can do better.
Our coffee maker is a basic Mr. Coffee drip maker that I bought when I first moved to NYC back in 2001. It's serviceable enough, but I'd really like to replace it, likely with one of the nice Cuisinarts everyone seems to have. Mickey doesn't like to use any of that, preferring her ancient stove percolator. To each her own.
I buy whole beans from Costco, but one thing I've wanted to try for a while is roasting my own coffee beans. I've read up on it and it doesn't seem that difficult, but I have enough demands on my time as it is, and I know I'd end up just going out and buying coffee beans when I ran out. What I'd really like to find is a local roaster and see if the beans are really that much better than what I'm buying.
So, any recommendations? I could just Google it, but this seems like a much more fun way of finding something interesting.