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Topic: New Roaster with Espresso Question (2 msgs / 42 lines)
1) From: Jeff Spirer
 
I just started roasting a week ago with a FreshRoast and Sweet Maria's 
Espresso Bean Sampler.  After getting over under-roasting, and then 
over-roasting, I seem to be getting good results with a problem.  I have 
gone from less crema than I would like, with roasted beans, to too much 
crema with home-roasted beans.  I'm not exactly sure how to control crema 
(other than less robusta), but this seems extreme.  Also, it is a bit less 
bitter than I would like.  I have tried varying grind and tamp, but the 
only result is weak espresso.
I can't really try it any way but espresso, we have several espresso 
machines but no drip or other coffee makers.
?
Jeff Spirer
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2) From: david burnside
Are you letting the coffee rest a couple of days?  I
find the crema gets a little less, and the flavor
perks up, at anywhere from one to three days.
David B.
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