I love improvisation in music. It’s not something that comes easily to me, and I don’t spend much time playing these days. Improvisation is one of those things were I need to get “In the Zone”, and when I’m there it’s a magical experience. But it’s a case of making time to play, and coffee has been all consuming for some time now. Not that being consumed by coffee is a bad thing – far from it! I’ve just been feeling the urge to crank up the bass again, and instead of drooling over a Robur-E, my ears yearn for a Hartke VX410. But that’s another story. Back to I recently saw some great coffee improvisation at Celebrate The Bean. At the Coffee Snobs tent, someone was roasting coffee using a heat gun mounted over a bread maker (purchased from an op shop). A thermocouple was mounted through a hole in the plastic casing of the bread maker, and hooked up to a lap top running some temperature logging freeware (from Coffee Snobs I think). Brilliant improvisation!