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Success with West Bend Air Crazy

... extension cord... and Success at Last! Perfect roasting. Yesterday's batch had just the beginnings of glossiness on the surface. Using beans from Costa Rica or Columbia, I'm now making very decent cups of coffee. ---------------- And, if you think my flavor buds border on being sacrilegious, listen ...
by morgantruce
Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:17 pm
 
Forum: Using Air Roasters
Topic: Success with West Bend Air Crazy
Replies: 5
Views: 189

achieving stronger coffee

I am a relatively new roaster using an sr500 and costa rican decaffe green beans. I have I really like the taste of full city roast but have not been able to get strengh beyond strong tea body. I have used every grind from med fine to coarse grind. ...
by geekroaster
Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:15 pm
 
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: achieving stronger coffee
Replies: 1
Views: 112

Re: Just Not Working For Me

... how long I roasted them or how strong I brewed them in a Technivorm drip maker. This past November, and again in January, I got some new beans. Costa Rica Tarrazu Dota Providencia Guatemala Huehuetenango Finca Rosma Guatemala Antigua Cafe Pulcal Kenya Nyeri Gatomboya AB Guatemala Huehuetenango ...
by RDS
Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:15 am
 
Forum: Choosing Coffees, Cupping, Coffee Reviews, Coffee Storage
Topic: Just Not Working For Me
Replies: 20
Views: 1162

Re: Just Not Working For Me

... Now, I am roasting two Guatemalans (Finca Rosma and Tono Sanchez) that are excellent, a Kenyan (Nyeri Gatomboya AB) that is very good, and a Costa Rican (Dota Providencia) that I like as well. I don't know if those will be what you like, but it sounds like I had the same problem as you, and ...
by RDS
Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:49 am
 
Forum: Choosing Coffees, Cupping, Coffee Reviews, Coffee Storage
Topic: Just Not Working For Me
Replies: 20
Views: 1162

Re: Suggestions please for beans for cafe au lait

... Rwanda Karenge Coffee Villages Rwanda Karongi Gitesi Rwanda Tumba Cocatu Guatemala Antigua Finca Cabrejo El Salvador Majahual - Tablon Tempisque Costa Rica Tarrazu Dota Providencia
by J-bean
Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:45 am
 
Forum: Choosing Coffees, Cupping, Coffee Reviews, Coffee Storage
Topic: Suggestions please for beans for cafe au lait
Replies: 2
Views: 339

Re: 2nd Crack before 1st?

... try adding beans while the machine is running. Maybe I should try an extension cord, too, in order to bring down the heat level? I don't have any Costa Rican or Guatemalan beans from SM. My sampler has ones from El Sal, Peru, and Sumatra. I'll definitely put aside the Ethiopian for now and try ...
by wilmont
Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:15 pm
 
Forum: Using Air Roasters
Topic: 2nd Crack before 1st?
Replies: 4
Views: 349

Re: 2nd Crack before 1st?

... either, but I know by smell, color, and smoke that I'd better rescue them before it's too late. Note that that article also recommends beans from Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Columbia as good "learning beans." Have you tried any of Sweet Maria's offerings from Costa Rica or Guatemala? ...
by zyxy
Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:18 pm
 
Forum: Using Air Roasters
Topic: 2nd Crack before 1st?
Replies: 4
Views: 349

2nd Crack before 1st?

Background: I've been using a West Bend Air Crazy to roast for about a month now. Previously, I used some Costa Rican beans purchased from Amazon (I had a gift card). I discovered that for those beans a heaping 1/4 cup produced the most uniform roast. 1/3 cup was doable, but ...
by wilmont
Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:37 am
 
Forum: Using Air Roasters
Topic: 2nd Crack before 1st?
Replies: 4
Views: 349

New to roasting

... excited to roast coffee beans. I posted this in the technical questions board and I wanted to post here as well. I just roasted my first batch of Costa Rica coffee beans. It took about 5-7 minutes to get a medium roast. After grounding them, the color is a nice caramel color and smelled wonderful. ...
by smtsmith
Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:06 pm
 
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: New to roasting
Replies: 5
Views: 157

Bitter coffee

Hi. I just roasted my first batch of Costa Rica coffee beans. It took about 5-7 minutes to get a medium roast. After grounding them, the color is a nice caramel color and smelled wonderful. When we had our first cup this morning, it had a bitter ...
by smtsmith
Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:55 pm
 
Forum: Technical Roasting Discussions
Topic: Bitter coffee
Replies: 8
Views: 554
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