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And the winner is...

... as possible. But when I substitute Guatemalan for Brazil, I want that little bit of bitter in the finish that extends the fruit of the Kenya or Ethiopian natural, so I want just a little more heat for just a little longer. But I don't want to page through my roast notes to recall the precise ...
by davidearls
Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:21 pm
 
Forum: Using Air Roasters
Topic: And the winner is...
Replies: 2
Views: 125

New Silvia in town!

... morning. Wow! Almost as bad as some of the early shots I pulled from my La Pavoni Europiccola. Thin, watery and yet bitter, pulled from a batch of Ethiopian dry process that went to the dark side during roasting. Noticed the grind was very coarse, dialed it down. Shot 2: same results. So I remove ...
by davidearls
Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:43 am
 
Forum: Espresso Machines
Topic: New Silvia in town!
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: Not Worth it

... a home roaster for about 10 years now. When I started, I bought beans from a local roaster, but got a little angry when the price per pound for Ethiopian Harrar green beans was the same as the price for roasted beans. So it may have been 7 or 8 years now I've sourced coffee and related items ...
by davidearls
Wed Sep 24, 2014 2:05 pm
 
Forum: Choosing Coffees, Cupping, Coffee Reviews, Coffee Storage
Topic: Not Worth it
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Re: How to get a very fruity, sweet espresso

... fruit, and an Indonesian for body, warmth and earthiness. I use four beans in my favorite espresso, selected from either Brazilian or Guatemalan, Ethiopian, Yemen or Kenya, and Sumatra or Java. Note that I can do multiple combos of those beans, each yielding a slightly different coffee. But Africans ...
by davidearls
Mon Sep 22, 2014 4:48 pm
 
Forum: Choosing Coffees, Cupping, Coffee Reviews, Coffee Storage
Topic: How to get a very fruity, sweet espresso
Replies: 4
Views: 226

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: 442

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: 442

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: 204

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: 4
Views: 226

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: 313

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: 313
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