Making Coffee When You Can’t SeeBy Roberts, Alena; Matilda Ziegler Magazine for the Blind,
Publication Date: May 31, 2011
Article describes a project to roast coffee beans without the aid of sight and sell the product for profit. The project, part of a program at the Washington State for the Blind, involved a popcorn maker, colander, and wooden spoons for roasting the fresh beans. Student participants were asked to figure out how best to roast the beans and then devise a mathematical formula to calculate the price for selling the roasted beans at a profit. After completing all the steps in the coffee roasting process, students reportedly are selling their beans at the school’s coffee shop and to school staff, with part of the sales profit going toward the purchase of a commercial coffee roaster. Research on the Internet done by the author yielded the websites of the following two blind coffee roasters and café owners: Blind Dog Coffee in Gardnerville, Nevada, http://www.blinddogcoffee.com/; and The Unseen Bean in Boulder, Colorado, http://www.theunseenbean.com/your-roaster/.
Published by: Matilda Ziegler Publishing Company for the Blind, Inc.
Matilda Ziegler Publishing Company for the Blind, Inc.
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