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Roast Your Own

big-shoulders-082212.jpgMore cafes should roast their own beans. At least that's what Big Shoulders Coffee owner Tim Coonan thinks. But even then, he said it's definitely not easy. "Of all the culinary stuff I've done, coffee is probably the most evil mistress I've ever had," the River West coffeeshop owner said. "There's so many opportunities to screw up coffee." But after roasting now for 15 years, it looks like he knows what he's doing. [Tribune]