"...this roasting profile concept?"
I suspect this "concept" is a product of the fertile minds of Madison
Diedrich is certainly aware of the performance of their roasters. A quick
check of their website should indicate whether their machines are capable of
roasting excellence involving "deep roasting."
As far as the little coffee beans are concerned, they're deep inside a
nasty, hot roaster. When you think about it, whether you are using
convection, conduction, microwave, infra-red, or cosmic radiation, you are
transferring heat energy to the beans from without. The first thing the
energy encounters is the >outside< of the bean.
Microwaves are the longest wavelength of the radiant energy sources, and at
2.6GHz? the wavelength would be (300E6/2.6E9)=apx 100E-3 mtr or 0.1mtr or 4
inches. The coffee beans are so small compared to the radiant energy
wavelength, I don't think they would absorb much energy in a microwave oven.
Just burn up the magnetron or waveguide with standing waves.
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
A new mining technique that finally reached the outskirts of Hell. Lower the
beans in a porcelain crock. (Deep Roasting)
On 8/19/07, Edward Bourgeois wrote:
"When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the Mighty
Wichita (ex- NYC Paramount) WurliTzer- 1976