Ok, when I roast coffee I usually do 5.5 to 6 ounces per batch in my I roast, depending on the bean how much it will take. Therefore I usually end up with a teeny bit left in the bottom of the bag eventually. An ounce, maybe two, less than 1...I dump them all into a bowl and let them accumulate... after all .. I can't roast an ounce here, don't think itd work too well. anyways, last weekend I roasted up a 6 oz batch of my 'mutt' blend, and man, that stuff is GOOD. I don't know what all is in it, I can kind of venture a guess but it won't really help, but this mix turned out really well. The taste of the coffee is really great. It'll probably change every time I do it because of a different bean blend in the scoop.... either way, the 'mystery roast' is kind of a fun thing to do.... for those wondering what to do with their left over tablespoonfulls of green beans.... here ya go! Aaron
On 3/4/06, Aaron wrote: <Snip> Aaron, I've considered that exact thing, but I don't have enough stray beans yet..= . Heh, the question is whether you were just lucky or if it works all the time. :) -- Steven Hay hay.steve -AT- gmail.com
Well steve, I did this once before and while the taste was still very good, the roast was a bit uneven. The cracks are basically a rolling right along as each type of bean is going to go off at a different time. This time though I decided to ramp up the heat a bit hotter up front, and bring them to a bit darker to get them overall uniform. They roasted up quite evenly actually and I brought them into probably 15 seconds of 2nd crack. I probably got lucky but overall, if you start with good coffees to begin with, unless you really screw up the roasting, I dont see how you are going to really be able to ruin it. Aaron
On 3/4/06, Aaron wrote: <Snip> Probably true. Its always hard to tell how two or more "good" flavors will mix though. What made me nervous about doing this was some coffee throwing the balance off and making it taste weird. It is neat that someone else ha= s tried this and it worked. I might try it here in another couple-a weeks when I have some more scraps. -- Steven Hay hay.steve -AT- gmail.com
Your method seems like more fun than mine. For coffees I always keep on hand (e.g. Monkey blend) I can always make up a full hottop 250 g batch by using up all the old beans and topping up with the same new beans. When it's a coffee I'm not replacing, I will top up with my oldest coffee in the stash. So usually it's a 2 bean blend. Since they're coffees I know separately by then, it's fun to try to detect the separate tastes in the blend. Last night I had 215 g CRLM and added 35 g Kona leaving 85 g Kona for future top up use. Will try it as press pot at lunchtime today. In a message dated 3/4/2006 12:32:20 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, beerbong writes: either way, the 'mystery roast' is kind of a fun thing to do.... for those wondering what to do with their left over tablespoonfulls of green beans.... here ya go! Aaron
Aaron I do the same thing al the time. I just toss the odds and ends into a mason jar, never keping track of what it is since I most likely will never have same coffee again... I have had mostly good cups from "the stuff" as I call it. ginny <Snip>
geqat way to look a t Woody. g <Snip>
me too i call it the magical mystery blend, and it's waiting to take me away!! On 3/4/06, beanzebub wrote: <Snip> r <Snip> o <Snip> y <Snip> n <Snip> -- "Good night, and Good Coffee"