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Re: Scientist with a Roaster...

... new unit with less than 30 lb. run through it. Heater coil looks good but it or board could have arrived defective. Haven't had problem roasting Ethiopian Dry Processed (DP). Just the Kenyas, both AA and Peaberry. Best guess at this point, ...because lower drop temps seem to come out better than ...
by Jim C
Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:13 pm
 
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: Scientist with a Roaster...
Replies: 22
Views: 309

Re: Scientist with a Roaster...

Hi Jim -- I've used a Hottop B since early 2008, many pounds of Ethiopian & Kenyan beans, occasionally disappointing, never "green/flat." Usually follow the default profile -- load at 167F when the beeps start, aim for 1C to commence after ...
by el grano viejo
Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:47 am
 
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: Scientist with a Roaster...
Replies: 22
Views: 309

Re: Sweet Maria's Espresso Workshop Editions #31 Level Three

We used a Guatemalan coffee, a dry-processed Brazil, and an Ethiopian Yirga Cheffe. The Guatemalan will add sweetness and some body. The Dry Process Brazil will improve that body and add a nutty flavor. The Ethiopian steps in to add the high notes, such ...
by AaronSweetMarias
Fri Aug 29, 2014 4:40 pm
 
Forum: Espresso Blending + Single Origin Espresso
Topic: Sweet Maria's Espresso Workshop Editions #31 Level Three
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Re: How to get a very fruity, sweet espresso

... much of that is the bean and how much is the brewing technique. On occasion I've gotten some very distinct strawberry or blackberry fruit in my Ethiopian roasts. Especially the dry processes. I've never brewed esspresso, but I've noticed with other brewing methods how water temperature and other ...
by Kaffa Curious
Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:43 pm
 
Forum: Choosing Coffees, Cupping, Coffee Reviews, Coffee Storage
Topic: How to get a very fruity, sweet espresso
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: Ethiopia Shebele-Shakiso SWP Decaf

Mine looks nuked, without any sheen, but it tastes good and I take it just past 1st crack. It's the taste that matters! :lol:
by Chiro75
Sun Aug 24, 2014 6:53 pm
 
Forum: Decaf Coffees
Topic: Ethiopia Shebele-Shakiso SWP Decaf
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: Ethiopia Shebele-Shakiso SWP Decaf

Decaf has little or no chaff as a result of the decaffeination process. I'd agree that it's a bit ugly looking roasted, at least compared to its sexier caffeinated siblings. Roast color is not as reliable of an indicator of roast level as decafs turn dark quickly. So a lighter roast level would look...
by pieguy
Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:05 pm
 
Forum: Decaf Coffees
Topic: Ethiopia Shebele-Shakiso SWP Decaf
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: Ethiopia Shebele-Shakiso SWP Decaf

I think I bought a pound of this a few months ago. It's the only decaf I've roasted. No chaff and it's ugly as heck and really dried out looking after the roast (air popper) but it tastes pretty good. Are you finding the same in terms of looks?
by Chiro75
Sun Aug 24, 2014 1:33 pm
 
Forum: Decaf Coffees
Topic: Ethiopia Shebele-Shakiso SWP Decaf
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: Scientist with a Roaster...

... even out the roast. But even with the bean inconsistency causing an uneven roast I'm already impressed with the taste of these two examples of DP Ethiopian. Just looking for an even better roast.
by Jim C
Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:12 am
 
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: Scientist with a Roaster...
Replies: 22
Views: 309

Re: I have met the beans

... useful (remember, ½ lb batches mostly; tilting more often mentioned by folks roasting 1 lb). Then this spring I got a bag of the Aricha (another Ethiopia DP lot - so many have come and gone this year), and while it made a perfectly fine drinking cup with what was then my standard first-roast ...
by martin
Sun Aug 24, 2014 7:44 am
 
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: I have met the beans
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Views: 301050

Re: I have met the beans

... to fully express its personality. I'm in the mood to try out one of the Mexicans in the morning, unrested. Then maybe on to Sumatra, or maybe the Ethiopia DP Konga, next. It'll be fun to play SO's off against each other, and have a trio to mix as well. I'll try to remember you said the Konga needs ...
by CoffeeWoman
Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:58 pm
 
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: I have met the beans
Replies: 1599
Views: 301050
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