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Re: Light roasts on a SR500

... road. I think you're spot on extending the rest time to three or even four days. Some of the acidity would neutralize. I've not had good luck with Kenya for espresso, so maybe a different bean choice would get you a more "espresso-like" drink. Kenya to me is bright and berry-fruity more ...
by davidearls
Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:18 am
 
Forum: Using Air Roasters
Topic: Light roasts on a SR500
Replies: 11
Views: 364

Re: Light roasts on a SR500

I followed your advice, and got a more even roast through the beans (Kenya Kirigami AB) without scorching them (it doesn't feel like I'm grinding rocks in my hand grinder), but the resulting espresso is still not good. It tastes bland and thin regardless of ...
by Exordium01
Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:14 am
 
Forum: Using Air Roasters
Topic: Light roasts on a SR500
Replies: 11
Views: 364

Ethiopia Gr. 1 Dry Process Yirga Cheffe Kochore

Absolutely love this coffee, huge blueberry/fruit forward notes at the City/City + range. I have tried other Ethiopian and Kenya as of late but I always think about that Kochore. Anyone have any recommendations about other green bean Ethiopian that comes close to the Ethiopia Gr. 1 ...
by sbv84
Mon Nov 17, 2014 4:45 pm
 
Forum: Africa, Arabia, Asia
Topic: Ethiopia Gr. 1 Dry Process Yirga Cheffe Kochore
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Just a beginner with a few questions

i just got started and have roasted 5 batches so far. Equipment is: Westbend Poppery 2 A Clever Cup something Regular inexpensive grinder Coffee is Kenya Kirinyaga Kiri AB (no clue what some of that means) Batches 1-3 were a disaster, 4-5 were moderately acceptable and what we discovered was that ...
by Hextejas
Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:51 pm
 
Forum: Drip Brewing -Manual
Topic: Just a beginner with a few questions
Replies: 6
Views: 166

Howdy y'all

... time. By 2nd crack I mean we heard 1 or 2 pops, so I am not so sure. Is there supposed to be smoke cause we never got any ? Oh yeah, the coffee is Kenya Kirinyaga Kii, if that makes a difference. Anyhow, as I get more into it I will need a lot of help so you can expect to see a lot of me in the ...
by Hextejas
Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:35 am
 
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: Howdy y'all
Replies: 0
Views: 69

First espresso blend with Sulawesi

... be too sharp. FTR, this blend was 30 Brazil/30 Sulawesi/40 washed Ethiopian Yirga Cheffe. The Sulawesi will also need a bump from East Africa - a Kenya or dry-process Ethiopian - to "cover the edge" of the Sulawesi with some nice berry/stone fruit. I have to say that I'm looking forward ...
by davidearls
Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:47 am
 
Forum: Espresso Blending + Single Origin Espresso
Topic: First espresso blend with Sulawesi
Replies: 0
Views: 195

Re: I have met the beans

... morning's cup was a light C+ roast of the Kirinyaga Kii AB, which to my surprise is still on the list. It's a strange thing, a "polite" Kenya lot, very sweet and with just enough fruit to make it lively without going overboard. And it's got a surprising chocolaty floor as it cools. It's ...
by martin
Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:38 am
 
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: I have met the beans
Replies: 1602
Views: 306039

And the winner is...

... 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 more heat for just a little longer. But I don't want to page through my roast notes to recall the ...
by davidearls
Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:21 pm
 
Forum: Using Air Roasters
Topic: And the winner is...
Replies: 6
Views: 339

Re: SR700

... blends will be a snap. Want a profile that works for a specific blend, but you'd like it a tad darker once in a while? A snap. Subbing a Yemen for Kenya this time and need to shorten the HIGH heat stage just a tad? A snap. The computer graphics are crude, but why would you care? The controls you ...
by davidearls
Fri Oct 03, 2014 8:55 pm
 
Forum: Using Air Roasters
Topic: SR700
Replies: 16
Views: 1462

New Silvia in town!

... proper temperature surfing. My shot is better than the over-roasted coffee I'm using. So, tomorrow, back to my favorite Ethiopian/Java/Brazil/Kenya blend. Expecting a sip of paradise. My sense is that doing the OPV adjustment will eliminate a lot of Silvia's renowned finickiness. You get the ...
by davidearls
Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:43 am
 
Forum: Espresso Machines
Topic: New Silvia in town!
Replies: 2
Views: 251
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