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Re: Light roasts on a SR500

... around Full City because I like to preserve as much of the fruit origin as I can in the cup. To get more body in a Kenya 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 ...
by davidearls
Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:18 am
 
Forum: Using Air Roasters
Topic: Light roasts on a SR500
Replies: 11
Views: 379

Re: Gesha in the SR700

... brewed yet, but the aromatics from the roasted beans are quite remarkable. I did an almost honeyed roast with dry processed Yirga Cheffe and Sumatra peaberry on Tuesday. The gesha does not have the depth and richness of that blend, but the high notes in it are HIGH. If the Yirga/Sumatra blend ...
by davidearls
Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:18 am
 
Forum: Using Air Roasters
Topic: Gesha in the SR700
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: Behmor 1600 - First roast, step by step recommendations

... Once you're familiar with the basics you should be able to recognize the same signs even with the usually much quieter, sparser first crack of a Sumatran, or the very different (and variable!) colors of decaf, etc.
by martin
Tue Nov 11, 2014 5:50 pm
 
Forum: Behmor Discussion
Topic: Behmor 1600 - First roast, step by step recommendations
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: 1600 with Plus panel upgrde - Err7??

... on setting the time for the 'C' button. What about coffees that show little to no sign of 1C at all? I have one heck of a time hearing 1C on many Sumatrans, especially the Aged Sumatran (2007), though 2C is loud and clear.
by BearLeeAlive
Mon Nov 03, 2014 2:15 pm
 
Forum: Behmor Discussion
Topic: 1600 with Plus panel upgrde - Err7??
Replies: 13
Views: 546

Re: Home Rosting Expectations

... that suit the beans and what I'm in the mood to brew. The variety from the different origins is wonderful. We rotate Ethiopian, Central American, Sumatran, and Rwandan, sometimes creating blends. My wife and I recently went to an expensive local coffee shop and discovered that our coffee is just ...
by Daniel N.
Fri Oct 31, 2014 6:56 am
 
Forum: Technical Roasting Discussions
Topic: Home Rosting Expectations
Replies: 7
Views: 234

Re: Home Rosting Expectations

BoldJava wrote:It has a high "putz" factor

Hey! Who you called a putz? :shock: :lol:

But I do agree, all your reasoning for roasting pretty much parallels many of mine. Not saving any money at all roasting my own beans, just enjoying the resultant. *he says, as sipping on a lovely Sumatran* :)
by BearLeeAlive
Fri Oct 31, 2014 6:14 am
 
Forum: Technical Roasting Discussions
Topic: Home Rosting Expectations
Replies: 7
Views: 234

Re: How long can I store my green bean before it turns stale

... with the same old. Sure, some results are maybe not quite as great to my taste, but rarely do I have a resultant that is not enjoyable. That Aged Sumatran (2007) I was mentioning, was basically like the flavour profiles of many of the Sumatran offerings, except on steroids. The heavy bodied, earthy ...
by BearLeeAlive
Tue Oct 28, 2014 5:06 pm
 
Forum: Choosing Coffees, Cupping, Coffee Reviews, Coffee Storage
Topic: How long can I store my green bean before it turns stale?
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Re: How long can I store my green bean before it turns stale

... years old, and the results were great. I usually order about 50-60 lbs at a time, and reorder when I am down to around 20. I just love the Aged Sumatran that SM carried a couple years ago, and when I saw the order volumes dropping, due to supplies running out, I ordered a schwack more, and still ...
by BearLeeAlive
Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:23 am
 
Forum: Choosing Coffees, Cupping, Coffee Reviews, Coffee Storage
Topic: How long can I store my green bean before it turns stale?
Replies: 5
Views: 168

First espresso blend with Sulawesi

... to "cover the edge" of the Sulawesi with some nice berry/stone fruit. I have to say that I'm looking forward to today's roast using the Sumatra Peaberry. The descriptions of that bean make it sound just perfect for my blends.
by davidearls
Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:47 am
 
Forum: Espresso Blending + Single Origin Espresso
Topic: First espresso blend with Sulawesi
Replies: 0
Views: 202

Re: How to get a very fruity, sweet espresso

... 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 always dominate. Second, ...
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: 333
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