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I have roasted quite a bit of Liquid Amber (LA). I use it for cappas. =
Some of my guests like the Americanos I make with it, too.
I don't roast it into Vienna. I did originally, and it will give you =
licorice flavors. Back it off to Full City+ and you'll get chocolate. =
Back it off to Full City and you'll have butterscotch. I like to take =
I prefer Full City+ and letting it rest 3 days. It seems to peak at 5 =
Since there are 5 beans in the blend, it does not roast evenly, so going =
by visual clues doesn't work. Since all these different beans go into =
their second crack at different temperatures, going by cracks is tricky. =
You willl notice that one bean will begin second crack and then go =
quiet. Slowly, other beans will begin second crack. Suddenly, second =
crack will begin in earnest. Let it roll for half a minute and you'll be =
at Full City+.
Your best bet is to roast by smell. I dump the load when I smell a =
light walnut husk or deep violet aroma.