Sometimes I get beans that turn out real concave almost like a bowl, is that common? If my camera had not broke I would take a picture of what I was talking about.
Can't say that I recall noticing that particular shape, but then I don't always look that closely. I've got about 5 varieties roasted in my stash right now and only the Sumatra Blue Batak has some slight cupping to the shape (along with a few other odd shapes). So, I looked at the green beans of the Blue Batak and there are some that have cupped shapes in the green state too. Maybe it was a new process type called NWP (nuclear wet process) that's giving these beans their cupped look? Just kiddin'... Rick
Patrick, I know of which you speak. It is almost as if the bean were "deflated" to make a bowl. I never really wondered about it until you mentioned it. I guess that's because they grind up well too, but it is an interesting question. Do any of the veterans have any insight on this or is it part of the defect per program? Eddie -- Errare humanun est - sed perseverare diabolicum My Home Coffee Roasting Blog and Profiles for the Gene Cafehttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/On 2/13/07, Patrick S. Harper wrote:">http://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archiveshttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/On 2/13/07, Patrick S. Harper wrote: <Snip>