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Re: Undeveloped flavor

... low line voltage lately -- 115 - 117V under load -- and find my Behmor works very well with 1/4 - 3/8 lb, but no more. I get nice C+/FC roasts of Guatemalan, Kenyan, Ethiopian, Sumatran beans. I roast a somewhat larger quantity (3/8 lb maybe) of Sumatran on P3 1# (yes, the 1 pound setting, so ...
by RoastinItUpBoss
Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:03 am
 
Forum: Behmor Discussion
Topic: Undeveloped flavor
Replies: 15
Views: 1094

Re: Hottop Profiles - P

... a roast as good as what Counterculture Coffee, to give one example, routinely produce, and have yet to obtain notably good results with the Guatemala or Panama gesha beans. That said, like you, I also have a busy life, between the love of a woman, work, travel, sport, and hobbies, so I haven't ...
by Charlie
Fri Apr 18, 2014 4:23 am
 
Forum: Hot Top Discussion
Topic: Hottop Profiles - P
Replies: 9
Views: 286

Re: HotTop damaged in shipping - safe to use?

... I've been experiencing uneven roast results pretty consistently. This happens using auto or manual mode with several different beans (ethiopian, guatemalan, rwandan) and all with 230g batch size. Does anyone have any insight as to what might be causing this? These images were taken of my most ...
by willroc7
Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:10 am
 
Forum: Using Drum Roasters
Topic: HotTop damaged in shipping - safe to use?
Replies: 11
Views: 335

Re: Kenya is BACK in espresso

... times a week, that means I've done about nine roasts. Except for two dark roasts of Colombian, they've all been variations on the same theme: Guatemala or Brazil for a neutral base, Sumatra or Java for big-body base, Ethiopian for sweetness and grace, and then Kenya for rich fruit. It's not ...
by davidearls
Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:39 pm
 
Forum: Espresso Blending + Single Origin Espresso
Topic: Kenya is BACK in espresso
Replies: 4
Views: 336

Re: Newbie Recommendation

The sweetest SO beans that I've ever roasted are Guatemalan (cautionary note: I have little experience with island sourced beans so there may be something there too)
by Alan W
Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:37 pm
 
Forum: Choosing Coffees, Cupping, Coffee Reviews, Coffee Storage
Topic: Newbie Recommendation
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Nesco burn out

... button within the bottom panel,or a protection fuse, and 2) I used Mexican beans for the first time and they seemed a bit smaller than my usual Guatemalan. When I discover the catastrophe this morning, several beans seemed to be 'stuck' in-between the vanes of the central agitator. Could that ...
by largemug
Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:23 pm
 
Forum: Nesco Discussion
Topic: Nesco burn out
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Re: tips for good blending?

... coffee. Personally, I like a balance of body, fruit, and acidity in espresso, with nice, bright flavor. So I use a neutral base like Brazil or Guatemala, then add a heavy-bodied coffee for richness (Java or Sumatra, for example), a fruit/floral coffee for "sparkle", and an acidic ...
by davidearls
Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:42 am
 
Forum: Espresso Blending + Single Origin Espresso
Topic: tips for good blending?
Replies: 4
Views: 1575

Re: Kenya is BACK in espresso

... Kenya adds some liveliness to both bouquet and flavor, and I can see a run of these, subbing Sumatra (S) for the Java (J) and Brazil (B) for the Guatemala (G), and also varying the amounts of Kenya relative to S/J and B/G. In short, this is more like landing on a new continent than arriving in ...
by davidearls
Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:30 am
 
Forum: Espresso Blending + Single Origin Espresso
Topic: Kenya is BACK in espresso
Replies: 4
Views: 336

Kenya is BACK in espresso

... unless, of course, I roasted its unique character out of it and replaced it with darkness. My blend of choice at present has been Brazil or Guatemala with Ethiopia and Java or Sumatra (Java is wonderful in the FreshRoast). So this morning I roasted my blend of choice but replaced a little ...
by davidearls
Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:40 am
 
Forum: Espresso Blending + Single Origin Espresso
Topic: Kenya is BACK in espresso
Replies: 4
Views: 336

Re: Hottop and roasting outside

Air temp was 65º today but still way too much snow on the ground outside of the roasting area. Still I managed to get in 4 - half pound roasts of Guatemalan, Sumatran, Brazilian and Rwandan beans Hottop is silhouetted but was the only way to get the snow photoed. Porch overhang protects the roasting ...
by turtle
Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:51 pm
 
Forum: Using Drum Roasters
Topic: Hottop and roasting outside
Replies: 20
Views: 997
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