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Re: Light roasts on a SR500

... espresso, I'd add some Sumatra or Java. My basic "formula" for a Kenya drink is: washed Ethiopian, 40% Sumatra or Java, 33% Brazil or Guatemala, 20% Kenya, 7% Note that just from those six beans, there are a multitude of blends at hand. I should add that I blend before roasting, mostly ...
by davidearls
Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:18 am
 
Forum: Using Air Roasters
Topic: Light roasts on a SR500
Replies: 9
Views: 333

Not Sure I Am Roasting Correctly

... forum! I have a West Bend Air Crazy Popcorn Popper, and I've now roasted several times, with a few different beans. I've roasted Ethiopian and Guatemalan beans from Sweet Maria's. However, rarely do I actually hear a crack after even 5 minutes of roasting, so I usually decide when to stop just ...
by Crazydude
Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:04 am
 
Forum: Using Air Roasters
Topic: Not Sure I Am Roasting Correctly
Replies: 2
Views: 33

Re: Roasting Robusta

... roasted Robustas should be fun mixing with my other beans I have on hand right now. (Nicaragua Caturra & Pacamara, Ethiopia Yirgacheffe and Guatemala San Jorge) Are these typical results? Any thoughts or advice for the future roasts would be greatly appreciated. http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b598/ssheppard53/DSCF3769_zps21b4e168.jpg ...
by Rookieroaster
Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:10 am
 
Forum: Technical Roasting Discussions
Topic: Roasting Robusta
Replies: 7
Views: 472

Re: Ethiopia Espresso Questions

... I only use blends for my espresso machine and rarely roast an SO espresso. My blends usually consist of 3 types of beans - Brazil, Ethiopia and Guatemala for example and these are listed in descending proportions. I like Ethiopian coffee so much I use it as the 2nd ingredient in all my blends. ...
by javabean
Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:42 pm
 
Forum: Africa, Arabia, Asia
Topic: Ethiopia Espresso Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Gesha in the SR700

... my son is coming back for Thanksgiving. He's a baristo at a high-end coffee shop in Santa Fe, and he's been educating me about coffee. Tom has a Guatemalan Gesha in stock right now, so I ordered a couple of pounds to share with my son. From what I've read, Gesha sounds like a perfect match to ...
by davidearls
Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:08 pm
 
Forum: Using Air Roasters
Topic: Gesha in the SR700
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Ethiopia Espresso Questions

... Great taste as espresso. The label said “big mouthfeel and flavor”, which seems like a reasonable description. Very different from the two Guatemalan beans I tried a few days ago, which were also good. I do think I may have gone about a minute too long and probably should have stopped it ...
by dennishdame
Sun Oct 26, 2014 1:26 am
 
Forum: Africa, Arabia, Asia
Topic: Ethiopia Espresso Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: Screen-bottom popper solution (Presto Poplite)

... 27% 1st crack begin: 7:00 minutes 1st crack roll: 7:45 1st crack end: 8:30 2nd crack begin: 10:05 EOR: 10:25 Roast Level: Full City last roast: Guatemala Antiqua Bella Carmona: 100 grams (about 2/3 cup) Ambient Temp: 93 deg F Relative Humidity: 25% 1st crack begin: 6:45 minutes 1st crack roll: ...
by arrby
Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:34 pm
 
Forum: Using Air Roasters
Topic: Screen-bottom popper solution (Presto Poplite)
Replies: 112
Views: 9940

Timor Eraulu Lauana Villages

... question yet once more -- will this Timor live up to its remote predecessors? I'll let you know in a few weeks. The identity of lost origin #4? Guatemala Coban! For a small country Guatemala has extraordinary regional variation, with some resemblances, but nothing resembles rainy Coban. The ...
by el grano viejo
Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:30 am
 
Forum: Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Islands
Topic: Timor Eraulu Lauana Villages
Replies: 0
Views: 62

And the winner is...

... a smooth-bodied cup (I only do espresso), so after getting through first crack, I want to drop temps as quickly 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 ...
by davidearls
Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:21 pm
 
Forum: Using Air Roasters
Topic: And the winner is...
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: BBQ Drumroaster Tip Sheet?

... which completely cool the beans in 1 minute. I welcome any and all advice as I have only been roasting for a few months. This is a 2 lb batch of Guatemala San Jorge I roasted for a friend. Open the photo in a new tab/window for full photo. http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b598/ssheppard53/DSCF3460_zpsdd6248eb.jpg
by Rookieroaster
Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:29 pm
 
Forum: Using/Building Hot Rod Home Roasters
Topic: BBQ Drumroaster Tip Sheet?
Replies: 2
Views: 330
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