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Topic: new coffee, resting time (4 msgs / 90 lines)
1) From: Ruth Kohl
I just roasted our first PR Yauco, and Kona Purple mountain following Tom's 
roasting suggestions. Now, how long should these rest? Also have some 
Ugandu Bugisu ready to roast, same question. I know I can drink them at 
anytime but is there a better time, especially with such expensive coffee 
and Kona and PR.?
thanks 8-)
Ruth

2) From: Robert Cantor
There are those who say it's best right out of the roaster and those who
like up to 3-4 day resst.  I think it varies by how fast you roasted it and
what origin.  In a popper roast of 11 min, I think it's best to wait at
least 36 hrs and it continues to improve or plateaus for at least another 36
hrs.  Drum roasts can be consumed earlier.  But there's no substitute for
your own experience and preferences.  Smell the dry beans and brew small
samples every 12-24 hrs for different origins and different roasting
conditions (if you do different roasting conditions) until you see what you
prefer.  And after every 6 - 12 months, what you think may very well be
different than what it was before, so try again.
Bob C.
rcantor

3) From: David Lewis
At 6:31 PM -0700 4/29/04, Ruth Kohl wrote:
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I just had some of the Yauco Selecto as espresso, and I started a bit 
early, about 36 hours. It was delicious, but did perhaps become a bit 
more complex over the next several days. Even though it's $10 a 
pound, that's still pretty cheap in the scheme of things, especially 
considering how many cups a pound makes. Don't be too timid, try it 
and learn. (Of course, as Tom points out, we'd be living in a better 
world if all coffee were that expensive, and the people who grew it 
treated as well.)
Best,
	David
-- 
"The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by 
men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding."
Justice Louis Brandeis

4) From: R.N.Kyle
Ruth for my taste I find the YS is best at 48 to 72 hours, and the Kona at
72 to 96
If you try them each day you will find the peak that suits your particular
taste buds.
RK


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