Harvey delivered today, three days after shipping on Monday, still
less than half the time brown takes to get here. I roasted about
half of the pound by heat gun and stripped down bread machine. Paid
a lot of attention to looks and smells. First, it seems a bit more
yellow during the tan stage than other coffees. And, there seems to
be a little red in the final browns, I took it just a little into
second crack. Another point, the second crack sounds are somewhat
different, each snap seems to be of a shorter duration. During
roasting the smells are all unique. No hay during the drying process
and I really don't know how to describe the smells that appear
during roasting but there is something barnyardish about it at a
couple points. I think I detect the huckleberry in the cooling beans.
The barnyard comment reminded me of the tough times growing up
on a farm in western Oklahoma. I was about seven or eight and we
only had one pair of shoes and they were reserved for going to school
and the rare trips to town. In the winter my bare feet would get so
cold that I would warm them in the fresh cow pies.
Well off to try this stuff in the AeroPress.