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Topic: Chew the Bean? (24 msgs / 424 lines)
1) From: Eddie Dove
Does anyone else enjoy chomping down on a freshly roasted bean?  From just
about every batch I roast I chew on at least one bean and get a "feel" for
the coffee.  Oddly enough, my 3 1/2 year old son begs for the same every
time I roast coffee.
Curious,
Eddie

2) From: Justin Marquez
On 8/9/06, Eddie Dove  wrote:
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I expect many, if not most, of us here do that. I usually chomp a bean
on the first roast of a new variety.
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (Snyder, TX)

3) From: Captain CowPie
I chew on a bunch from each batch. But my 7 year old did not like the taste=
 at all.
Vince
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ust about every batch I roast I chew on at least one bean and get a "feel" =
for the coffee.  Oddly enough, my 3 1/2 year old son begs for the same ev=
ery time I roast coffee.
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4) From: Lynne
Yes, I do. I add some ground up coffee to some of my biscotti 
occasionally (I find that ground coffee & anise go beautifully together 
- sometimes w/a bit of chocolate, too.
Lynne
Eddie Dove wrote:
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5) From: Woody DeCasere
thats funny, my 2 year old, who loves coffee (in very small amounts, more
milk than coffee) wants a bean every time after the roast cools.
On 8/9/06, Eddie Dove  wrote:
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6) From: Eddie Dove
Exactly the same thing here ... my son loves his "milk coffee" that he
drinks with Momma.
Eddie
On 8/9/06, Woody DeCasere  wrote:
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7) From: Vicki Smith
Always. I also chew a cull or two when I am roasting something that 
needs to be picked through. For the harar horse 19, the culls tasted a 
bit like peanuts, not particularly good peanuts, however.
No culls in my green stripe, to Full City, btw. I still picked through 
the beans pretty well, in case there were pebbles, but there weren't any 
  of those either.
vicki

8) From: Dennis & Marjorie True
Oh yes I love to get an unobstructed taste of the coffee right away...
Dennis
"in search of the perfect cup one roast at a time..."
Eddie Dove wrote:
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9) From: miKe mcKoffee
Yup, been bean munching since started chasing fresh roast whole beans in
1984. Back then it was a munch sample before buying pre-roasted whole beans.
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	From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Eddie Dove
	Sent: Wednesday, August 09, 2006 9:44 AM
	
	Does anyone else enjoy chomping down on a freshly roasted bean?
From just about every batch I roast I chew on at least one bean and get a
"feel" for the coffee.  Oddly enough, my 3 1/2 year old son begs for the
same every time I roast coffee. 
	
	Curious,
	
	Eddie

10) From: Barry Luterman
I think Tom once dubbed this practice as "Cold Cupping"

11) From: Michael Wascher
Yes, and it's a way to tell if the beans are done. If they don't have a nice
crsip crunch then the roast needs some more time, no matter what the beans
might look like.
On 8/9/06, Eddie Dove  wrote:
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-- 
"There is nothing new under the sun but there are lots of old things we
don't know." --  Ambrose Bierce

12) From: Brian Kamnetz
On 8/9/06, Michael Wascher  wrote:
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Michael,
I haven't been a bean muncher, but your comment is interesting. Is
there a similar rule of thumb to tell right away that a batch may be
over-roasted?
Brian

13) From: Brett Mason
Stand near the beans, watching carefully while they are roasting.
When you can no longer see the beans through the smoke, the beans may be
over-roasted.
Cheers,
Brett
On 8/9/06, Brian Kamnetz  wrote:
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Regards,
Brett Mason
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   Zassman

14) From: miKe mcKoffee
Or can't see the beans for the Flames!
miKe
	From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Brett Mason
	Sent: Wednesday, August 09, 2006 11:53 AM
	To: homeroast
	Subject: Re: +Chew the Bean?
	
	Stand near the beans, watching carefully while they are roasting.  
	When you can no longer see the beans through the smoke, the beans
may be over-roasted.
	 
	Cheers,
	Brett
	
	On 8/9/06, Brian Kamnetz  wrote: 
		On 8/9/06, Michael Wascher  wrote:
		> Yes, and it's a way to tell if the beans are done. If they
don't have a nice 
		> crsip crunch then the roast needs some more time, no
matter what the beans
		> might look like.
		>
		>
		
		Michael,
		
		I haven't been a bean muncher, but your comment is
interesting. Is
		there a similar rule of thumb to tell right away that a
batch may be 
		over-roasted?
		
		Brian

15) From: Michael Wascher
If I grab a bean from the roast too early it'll be rubbery, possibly even
moist.
If they are dry enough enough to be crisp they'll be OK, though not
necessarily the roast you are aiming for. IMNSHO a nice crisp crunch is a
necessary but not sufficient condition for a good roast.
If they are so crisp that they shatter you are at the very least in Vienna
territory.
If they get a carbony, charcoal taste the roast is past prime.
On 8/9/06, Brian Kamnetz  wrote:
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"There is nothing new under the sun but there are lots of old things we
don't know." --  Ambrose Bierce

16) From: TERRY TITSWORTH
I CHEW A BEAN EVERY NOW AND AGAIN, BUT GOT TO THINKING ABOUT THE BREWING
PROCESS AND BODY TEMP. BEST IF THE WATER IS 190 TO 200 F DEGREES, MY MOUTH
IS 98.6 F ( ON A GOOD DAY)...HUMMMM...NOT A TRUE REPRESENTATION OF THE
FINISHED CUP...
OH, YOU SAID ENJOY...YES I DO ENJOY A GOOD BEAN CHEW...
On 8/9/06, Eddie Dove  wrote:
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Start HOT and work your way Down...
Peppers AND Coffee.
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17) From: jim gundlach
I regularly chew a freshly roasted, but cooled, bean or two.
     Pecan Jim
On Aug 9, 2006, at 11:43 AM, Eddie Dove wrote:
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18) From: Derek Bradford
I chew beans all the time.  I once gave a couple to my students (1 had
just arrived with fresh coffee) and  they gobbled them up and came
back for more.  They were 8.
--Derek
On 8/10/06, jim gundlach  wrote:
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19) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
Does anyone else enjoy chomping down on a freshly roasted bean?  From 
just about every batch I roast I chew on at least one bean and get a 
"feel" for the coffee.  Oddly enough, my 3 1/2 year old son begs for 
the same every time I roast coffee.
Curious,
Eddie
I do it all the time. And yes, I think it definitely gives some hints 
about the cup.
Tom
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                   "Great coffee comes from tiny roasters"
            Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting  -  Tom & Maria
                      http://www.sweetmarias.com                Thompson Owen george_at_sweetmarias.com
     Sweet Maria's Coffee - 1115 21st Street, Oakland, CA 94607 - USA
             phone/fax: 888 876 5917 - tom_at_sweetmarias.com

20) From: Bob
My wife usually swipes a few before I can bag them. Dry cupping
Bob

21) From: Andy Thomas
I know many people chew coffee beans, but not I. Never
found it to be an enjoyable experience. Also don't
care for chocolate covered coffee beans.
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22) From: Michael Wascher
One of the few things that I enjoy from Starbucks is their chocolate covered
espresso beans. Theirs seem to be especially good.
I'm not a fan of overly sweet or milk-laden coffee drinks. I have mine
unadulterated, maybe a touch of sugar in iced coffee or an imperfect
espresso. But those chocolate covered beans -- Love them!
On 8/9/06, Andy Thomas  wrote:
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"There is nothing new under the sun but there are lots of old things we
don't know." --  Ambrose Bierce

23) From: Alchemist John
I love chewing on beans.  Hrm, I wonder about a coffee covered cocoa bean :-)
At 03:51 8/10/2006, you wrote:
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John Nanci
AlChemist at large
Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.chocolatealchemy.com/

24) From: Jim Anderson
My dog loves them. She always hangs around when I am pouring the beans
from the roaster into the jar and grabs any that get away.
Then she wants to play ball. ;)


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