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For a truly fresh brew, some folks are roasting their own

Java junkie Krista Marks is used to the looks of dismay she gets from guests when she offers them a cup of coffee and then pulls out a stash of grayish-green unroasted coffee beans. "People think I'm nuts at first," she says. Then she roasts the beans in a popcorn popper. Says Marks: "Afterward they always admit that they've never had a better cup of coffee." Marks is one of a small but increasing number of coffee drinkers for whom fresh ground isn't fresh enough--so they roast the beans themselves.

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