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Topic: Don't Burn Your Tongue! (6 msgs / 124 lines)
1) From: Jeremy DeFranco
So all this talk about taste buds, supertasters, and bitter taste. Well, the
real reason I came across this info was that I had burnt my tongue 2 days
ago w/a real hot Americano from my new espresso machine. Ever since then,
all my coffee has tasted extremely bitter. I was trying to find out why my
coffee was tasting so bitter. Well, it seems my sweet (and possibly sour)
taste receptors were bunt to a crisp when I drank that steaming hot
Americano. I just unfortunately found out from this dentistry
websitethat
it takes upto 10 days for the burnt taste buds to be replaced by new
ones. This sounds about right, as I had read this before in my studdies of
Upper GI Histology- avg. life of taste buds ~10-14 days. So moral of the
story- Don't burn your tongue, or you got to wait atleast a week to get your
full taste back!!! : (

2) From: Eddie Dove
Jeremy,
Thank you for sharing this information.  I find it utterly fascinating!
Eddie
On 12/16/06, Jeremy DeFranco  wrote:
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3) From: Aaron
Jeremy does this mean that if you pour the coffee in the back of your 
mouth and burn your tonsils, then you crisp the bitter buds and 
starbucks might taste good....??
OhI can see the 'chug a lug' commercials coming now heh.
aaron

4) From: Karl Harder
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Well this answered a long mystery for me.  I have never liked hot hot =
liquid of any kind, but know people who are not happy if it is not 211 =
degrees.  When I first started drinking Starbucks coffee I bought a VERY =
NICE stainless steel vacuum coffee mug with with a large base and necked =
down at the top with a lid you could drink through.
Ideal for taking in a vehicle... I thought...  After morning drive from =
Garden Grove Ca. to Yorba Linda Ca.18 miles I went to take a sip.  =
Burned my mouth and my tongue. Bad..
I could not give that mug away fast enough to a friend at work that =
wasn't happy if his coffee was not to 211 degrees..
I am sure it is still in service somewhere.  I always wondered what =
would have been the outcome if I had drilled a hole and killed the =
vacuum.
Karl
kcharder
PS Bart Frazee Straightened me out on roasting with a Poppery.. =
Increased  roast size from 30 grams to 100 grams and  now NO problem
Question... How do you choose Brew amount of grounds?
By weight or by volume before or after roasting?  I see there could be a =
substancial difference. I am looking for consistancy so I can duplicate =
results I like

5) From: Jeremy DeFranco
Karl,
Great to hear you got the popper working.
Here'sa link for some
great scoops from SM. Best way is to start with 7 grams Can
be by wieght or scoop) per 6 oz cup, and then add or subtract from there to
obtain a ratio that YOU like best. After you finally settle on proper
proportion, you can find a vessel that holds exactly that quantity or a
vessel that you can mark or has markings so you know how high to fill it. If
you use grinder w/timer = even easier- just set dial to desired grind time.
---How do you choose Brew amount of grounds?
By weight or by volume before or after roasting?  I see there could be a =
substancial difference. I am looking for consistancy so I can duplicate =
results I like

6) From: Jeremy DeFranco
Aaron,
Yes, in fact it is a daily practice of all Starbucks fans. Like aliens from
outer space, they do weird things when they are in the bathroom. And this is
one of them...Also, like aliens, they seek to perpetuate their own race.
After I found out this disgusting truth, I could never again set foot in a
Starbucks for fear of being drugged, dragged in the back, and waking up as
if nothing happened, suddenly realizing that I am enjoying a nice hot cup of
Starbucks coffee.
---Jeremy does this mean that if you pour the coffee in the back of your
mouth and burn your tonsils, then you crisp the bitter buds and
starbucks might taste good....??
OhI can see the 'chug a lug' commercials coming now heh.
aaron


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