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Topic: 1st pre-roast Mokha Java Latino blend (46 lines)
1) From: miKe mcKoffee
Was talking with a worker at our logistics yesterday and discussion soon
centered around coffee. She can't stand the canned junk they have in their
break room and uses a grind and brew at home, brings a thermal mug to work.
Found out she only buys a $***bucks blend, Arabia something something.
Sounded like a fancy name for a classic Mokha Java. It's roasted medium dark
she thinks. Questions about how to get started home roasting etc. were part
of the hour long chat. (was waiting for rush hour to die down before heading
home to Vancouver from Tigard) So I course I decided I HAD to bring her some
homeroast and rather than the classic chose my Mokha Java Latino variation.
Equal parts Yemem Mokha Mattari, Sulwesi Toraja and Mexican Alta Pluma. In
the past I'd post roast blended it. Thought about doing three separate 3oz
(84gr) batches, which after roasting I can just abut squeeze in these "1/4#"
valve bags not using the ziplock, just heat sealing (using the Foodsaver.)
Rosto can do itty bitty 3oz batches profiled as I want no problem. But wait,
I've also done up to and including 2/3# batches profiled the way I want! So
decided to mix the three for a 9oz batch and give it a go. I was surprised
how even the roast came out, used the profile I've been using lately for
Sumatra, to just the edge of pre-2nd, 11:30min total time.
1min to 250f
250 to 350 @20f per min @ 6min
350 to 400 @ 25f per min @ 8min
400 to 445 @ 15f per min @ 11min (1st starting about 400f)
445 to 450f @ 10f per min finish 11:30
cooled to 200 about 1:45 (high fan)
cooled to below 120 by 4 (I drop fan to 120v @ 200f )
I kept enough for two double Cafe' Crema Americanos (or single 25oz Bodum
Santos eVac pot) to see how it tuned out myself this weekend, in small vac
bag. (two level 70cc scoops, about 40gr)
PS Speaking of those 1/4# valve bags I bought 2000 of and kept 200 for
myself back in the fall of 02. Only 13 left, time to order another couple
cases! (2 case min order) Thinking this time to get a case of the same 1/4#
rated (which will hold about 1/2# green after roasting, not zip locking -
can't too full, just heat sealing) and a case of the 1/2# this time.
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer etc.http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htm


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