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Re: Mexico Organic Los Grapos CO2 Decaf (No 1st crack)

The decaffeination process has a detrimental effect on cell walls. Yours is almost a year old. It may be that or it may be that the process fragmented cell walls to the degree that water/gas vapors had no problem escaping the ...
by Alan W
Sat Jan 24, 2015 9:17 am
 
Forum: Technical Roasting Discussions
Topic: Mexico Organic Los Grapos CO2 Decaf (No 1st crack)
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: Mexico Organic Los Grapos CO2 Decaf (No 1st crack)

I move any decafs I do buy within 6 months. Not familiar with this green. The decaffeination process has a detrimental effect on cell walls. Yours is almost a year old. It may be that or it may be that the process fragmented cell ...
by BoldJava
Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:19 pm
 
Forum: Technical Roasting Discussions
Topic: Mexico Organic Los Grapos CO2 Decaf (No 1st crack)
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Mexico Organic Los Grapos CO2 Decaf (No 1st crack)

Hi, quick question. I was roasting Mexico Organic Los Grapos CO2 Decaf which I bought 3/2014 on behmor 1600. I could not hear any first crack at all. When there was burning smell of the beans at 8:00 (1/4 lb beans) , I went straight to cooling phase. Is ...
by miccee
Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:32 pm
 
Forum: Technical Roasting Discussions
Topic: Mexico Organic Los Grapos CO2 Decaf (No 1st crack)
Replies: 2
Views: 103

I am drinking coffee flavored water!!!

What was suppose to have been brewed yesterday evening for my daughters and son-in-law was passed on. My son-in-law wanted decaf, something I have never roasted, and my daughters did not want me "to go to the trouble" of doing a press pot. Darn!!! I was going to present the ...
by coffeegeek55
Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:38 am
 
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: I have met the beans
Replies: 1697
Views: 319074

Re: Slim Pickins?

... coffee available this year? I was chalking it up to time of year, waiting for the holiday blitz of new crops... seems like a bonanza of decaf if that's what you're into, but not much else of note. Or maybe I'm just spoiled? I hope January holds some promise and 2015 kicks off to a good ...
by bigbells
Wed Dec 24, 2014 5:22 am
 
Forum: Requests, Suggestions, Feedback
Topic: Slim Pickins?
Replies: 6
Views: 292

Slim Pickins?

... coffee available this year? I was chalking it up to time of year, waiting for the holiday blitz of new crops... seems like a bonanza of decaf if that's what you're into, but not much else of note. Or maybe I'm just spoiled? I hope January holds some promise and 2015 kicks off to a good ...
by mv07921
Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:07 pm
 
Forum: Requests, Suggestions, Feedback
Topic: Slim Pickins?
Replies: 6
Views: 292

Questions: Brazil Minas Gerais - Jose Roberto Canato

... that the roast may have been good and the issue was how I made the espresso. I have been able to get good tasting espresso from Kenya's, decaf brazil, Panama and Costa Rica using the basic instructions in the Hottop manual. My beans come from Sweet Maria's, so I know they are quality. ...
by JavaPete
Sat Dec 06, 2014 10:46 am
 
Forum: Americas
Topic: Questions: Brazil Minas Gerais - Jose Roberto Canato
Replies: 4
Views: 365

Re: "Naturally" Decaf ?

This is a variety being grown out in Brazil called Aramosa. It contains half the caffeine as standard arabica. Daterra is cultivating it. We cupped some of it on Saturday.
by BoldJava
Mon Nov 24, 2014 4:42 pm
 
Forum: Decaf Coffees
Topic: "Naturally" Decaf ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1040

Not Sure I Am Roasting Correctly

... do I actually hear a crack after even 5 minutes of roasting, so I usually decide when to stop just by watching t's color. Also, I've noticed decaf beans have more consistency in color after roasting than regular, is this suppose to happen or could I be roasting incorrectly? Follow the directions ...
by Crazydude
Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:04 am
 
Forum: Using Air Roasters
Topic: Not Sure I Am Roasting Correctly
Replies: 3
Views: 429

Re: Behmor 1600 - First roast, step by step recommendations

... to recognize the same signs even with the usually much quieter, sparser first crack of a Sumatran, or the very different (and variable!) colors of decaf, etc.
by martin
Tue Nov 11, 2014 5:50 pm
 
Forum: Behmor Discussion
Topic: Behmor 1600 - First roast, step by step recommendations
Replies: 3
Views: 370
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