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Topic: Coffee or Cocoa? (8 msgs / 221 lines)
1) From: Sergio Kusevitzky
"Hey is this Coffee or Cocoa?"
 
I was astonished to hear this question=
 from my daughter after preparing a Cappuccino with 1 tea spoon of sugar...=
 
Here it goes...
 
Beans: Uganda Bughisu
Roaster: Stove Pop Cor=
n - After years using air poppers, Hearthware, Alpenrost... I prefer my Sto=
ve Pop Corn
Grinder: Rocky
Machine: Rancilio Epoca
 
Roasting Techn=
ique:
 
Heated the Stove PC to 250F - gas stove - smaller outlet at max=
imum
Poured 200 gr of Uganda Bughisu (from Sweetmarias).
13 minutes - s=
tirring every 1-2 minutes. Temperature dropped first but recover slowly
A=
t 270F - Early First Crack
At 320 - Late First Crack and changed the outl=
et to minimum
5 minutes - stirring. Temperature stayed at 320-330. change=
d outlet to maximum
2 minutes - At 340 - Early Second Crack 
1 minute -=
 2nd. crack pick 
Removed from heat and cooled in a couple of colanders. =
(total of 20-21 minutes)
Rest for 72 hours.
I've been playing with the =
technique for a long long time with some good and very good results. 
I t=
hink this is the best batch out of Uganda!
 
Sergio

2) From: Dan Kellgren
Sergio -
You indicated that you stirred "every 1-2 minutes".  I'm intrigued.  I use
this method too, but stir constantly.  I assumed the beans would scorch if
you didn't.
Dan K
On 11/14/06, Sergio Kusevitzky  wrote:
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3) From: Sergio Kusevitzky
Dan hi,
How ofter to stirr... is related to two parameters:
Amoun=
t of coffee. With bigger amountts,  lower stirring frequency.
Temperature=
. I stirr every 2 minutes at the beginning and almost constantly at the end=
 when the temperature is high
But you are right... it is much better to s=
tirr continuously!
Regards
Sergio
----- Original Message =
----
From: Dan Kellgren 
To: homeroast=
marias.com
Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2006 3:20:20 PM
Subject: Re: +Co=
ffee or Cocoa?
Sergio - 
 
You indicated that you stirred "ever=
y 1-2 minutes".  I'm intrigued.  I use this method too, but stir constantly=
.  I assumed the beans would scorch if you didn't.
 
Dan K
 
On =
11/14/06, Sergio Kusevitzky  wrote: 
"Hey is this =
Coffee or Cocoa?"
 
I was astonished to hear this question from my daug=
hter after preparing a Cappuccino with 1 tea spoon of sugar...
 
Here i=
t goes...
 
Beans: Uganda Bughisu
Roaster: Stove Pop Corn - After yea=
rs using air poppers, Hearthware, Alpenrost... I prefer my Stove Pop Corn=
Grinder: Rocky
Machine: Rancilio Epoca
 
Roasting Technique:
 =
Heated the Stove PC to 250F - gas stove - smaller outlet at maximum
Po=
ured 200 gr of Uganda Bughisu (from Sweetmarias).
13 minutes - stirring e=
very 1-2 minutes. Temperature dropped first but recover slowly
At 270F - =
Early First Crack
At 320 - Late First Crack and changed the outlet to min=
imum
5 minutes - stirring. Temperature stayed at 320-330. changed outlet =
to maximum
2 minutes - At 340 - Early Second Crack 
1 minute - 2nd. cra=
ck pick 
Removed from heat and cooled in a couple of colanders. (total of=
 20-21 minutes)
Rest for 72 hours.
I've been playing with the technique=
 for a long long time with some good and very good results. 
I think this=
 is the best batch out of Uganda!
 
Sergio

4) From: Dan Kellgren
Interesting... OK - thanks for the feedback!
Dan K
On 11/14/06, Sergio Kusevitzky  wrote:
<Snip>

5) From: Les
You have to love the BUG!  My favorite all around coffee.
Les
On 11/14/06, Sergio Kusevitzky  wrote:
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6) From: Sergio Kusevitzky
I do.. I do...
Roasted another batch today!
Sergio
----- Ori=
ginal Message ----
From: Les 
To: homeroast=
s.sweetmarias.com
Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2006 7:32:19 PM
Subject: =
Re: +Coffee or Cocoa?
You have to love the BUG!  My favorite all ar=
ound coffee.
 
Les
 
On 11/14/06, Sergio Kusevitzky  wrote: 
"Hey is this Coffee or Cocoa?"
 
I was astonished=
 to hear this question from my daughter after preparing a Cappuccino with 1=
 tea spoon of sugar...
 
Here it goes...
 
Beans: Uganda Bughisu
=
Roaster: Stove Pop Corn - After years using air poppers, Hearthware, Alpenr=
ost... I prefer my Stove Pop Corn
Grinder: Rocky
Machine: Rancilio Epoc=
a
 
Roasting Technique:
 
Heated the Stove PC to 250F - gas stove -=
 smaller outlet at maximum
Poured 200 gr of Uganda Bughisu (from Sweetmar=
ias).
13 minutes - stirring every 1-2 minutes. Temperature dropped first =
but recover slowly
At 270F - Early First Crack
At 320 - Late First Crac=
k and changed the outlet to minimum
5 minutes - stirring. Temperature sta=
yed at 320-330. changed outlet to maximum
2 minutes - At 340 - Early Seco=
nd Crack 
1 minute - 2nd. crack pick 
Removed from heat and cooled in a=
 couple of colanders. (total of 20-21 minutes)
Rest for 72 hours.
I've =
been playing with the technique for a long long time with some good and ver=
y good results. 
I think this is the best batch out of Uganda!
 
Serg=
io

7) From: Scot Murphy
On Nov 14, 2006, at 11:32 AM, Les wrote:
<Snip>
I just got some of the current offering last week and did the first  
roast to just below full city. I'm not happy with it and think it  
needs to go a bit darker. Nothing wrong with it, it still tastes  
good, but the chocolate flavors haven't really come out. I noticed  
with previous years it was best at a good full city plus, but not  
wanting to overdo it or ruin it, I stopped shy this time. Time to  
reconsider!
Scot "fondly remembering that 2003 crop" Murphy

8) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
I LOVE THE BUG!!!! Haven't found a coffee drinker in the navy yet that
hasn't said the BUG ROCKS!!!!!!!!
 
Dennis
AKA
FC1(SW) Dennis W. True
CS/CS-5
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69)
FPO AE 09532-2830
 
Man of many hats!
HG/DB and Z&D roasting in the Indian Ocean
 "On station and on point 170 and counting down..." 
"Direct support for troops on the ground is only a call away!"


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