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Re: SR500 owners - get in here!

... crack in about 2.45' (and that's with an extension chord, roasting the garage) and achieved a Vienna looking roast (lots of oil sheen) with a Brazil DP PB. So, obviously, that seems to be way too fast, though the beans were roasted really evenly looking. I also did a Rwanda with a little more ...
by Stetsonhorn11
Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:48 pm
 
Forum: Using Air Roasters
Topic: SR500 owners - get in here!
Replies: 143
Views: 17228

Re: Kenya is BACK in espresso

... week, that means I've done about nine roasts. Except for two dark roasts of Colombian, they've all been variations on the same theme: Guatemala or Brazil for a neutral base, Sumatra or Java for big-body base, Ethiopian for sweetness and grace, and then Kenya for rich fruit. It's not just the blend ...
by davidearls
Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:39 pm
 
Forum: Espresso Blending + Single Origin Espresso
Topic: Kenya is BACK in espresso
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: tips for good blending?

... as a balanced coffee. Personally, I like a balance of body, fruit, and acidity in espresso, with nice, bright flavor. So I use a neutral base like Brazil or Guatemala, then add a heavy-bodied coffee for richness (Java or Sumatra, for example), a fruit/floral coffee for "sparkle", and ...
by davidearls
Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:42 am
 
Forum: Espresso Blending + Single Origin Espresso
Topic: tips for good blending?
Replies: 4
Views: 1577

Re: Kenya is BACK in espresso

... As expected, the Kenya adds some liveliness to both bouquet and flavor, and I can see a run of these, subbing Sumatra (S) for the Java (J) and Brazil (B) for the Guatemala (G), and also varying the amounts of Kenya relative to S/J and B/G. In short, this is more like landing on a new continent ...
by davidearls
Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:30 am
 
Forum: Espresso Blending + Single Origin Espresso
Topic: Kenya is BACK in espresso
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Kenya is BACK in espresso

Back in my iRoast days, I made a four-bean blend of espresso with Brazil, Sumatra, Ethiopia, and Kenya. Then my iRoast burned itself out - fluid bed roasters always do - and replaced it with a Behmor. I have to be honest - I never got on top of the Behmor, ...
by davidearls
Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:40 am
 
Forum: Espresso Blending + Single Origin Espresso
Topic: Kenya is BACK in espresso
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: QUEST M3 after 75 BATCHES

... I have got my experience down to a routine. I have solidified on 150gram charge size. I prefer larger beans - I like the Kenyans and a small lot Brazilian. Also like the Esmeralda, but only roasted one pound total. Have not been able to perfect roasting any Ethiopians. I stripped the machine ...
by BeachWatcher
Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:34 am
 
Forum: Quest M3 Discussion
Topic: QUEST M3 DUE IN TOMORROW
Replies: 4
Views: 373

Climate Change: New facts are very disturbing

... still estimate an increasingly tight global coffee surplus of less than 1 percent of total production through the remainder of the year. But the Brazilian drought is causing a significant pressure on global supplies, and when coupled with burgeoning demand from increasingly affluent consumers ...
by Socman
Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:41 am
 
Forum: Coffee Chatter
Topic: Climate Change: New facts are very disturbing
Replies: 0
Views: 73

noob help

... first crack and in some cases the beginning of second crack, getting nice uniform color, smoke. I have roasted 3 different batches of beans Brazil Carmo de minas dry process peaberry to City + about 4.5 mins SM ethiopiques blend to FC around 5mins new classic espresso blend to light vienna ...
by moothra
Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:02 pm
 
Forum: Technical Roasting Discussions
Topic: noob help
Replies: 25
Views: 899

Re: Hottop and roasting outside

... but still way too much snow on the ground outside of the roasting area. Still I managed to get in 4 - half pound roasts of Guatemalan, Sumatran, Brazilian and Rwandan beans Hottop is silhouetted but was the only way to get the snow photoed. Porch overhang protects the roasting area from melting ...
by turtle
Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:51 pm
 
Forum: Using Drum Roasters
Topic: Hottop and roasting outside
Replies: 20
Views: 999

Odes

... I decided my housemate's tastes were not the same as mine; he preferred Yemeni and Guatemalan origins where I was taken by Sumatrans and a fruity Brazil that never showed up on the SM lists again. Meanwhile I've discovered Ethiopians and Kenyans, and gotten some Yemenis that I adored. So who can ...
by CoffeeWoman
Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:29 am
 
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: I have met the beans
Replies: 1557
Views: 273791
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