Phil Bergman Jungle Music wrote:
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Phil, First off, let me say this: I am not an expert at all in the
drum .vs. the air roaster. Until now, I have been almost exclusively an
I roast 1 person. I too have learned how to tame the quirks and get a
good cup of coffee out of the I roast family. I have heard many times
on the list that drum is better, drum has more body, more brightness,
yadda yadda.... Is it true, I don't know yet, I have only begun to
compare. Then again some folks like the bright, others it's not as
major an issue.
I will do up a batch of coffee in my behmor and the same coffee in my I
roast and try to get them at the same level of roast (yah good luck
aaron) and see if I can see any significant differences in the taste.
Now onto your question of does a drum produce a better coffee? I am
going to have to start the war by saying NO, it does NOT!! It all
depends on what YOU like. If you are well pleased with the I roast or
any air roaster then stick with it. THis is very close to saying
presspot is a better coffee than drip coffee, umm no it is NOT
necessarily better, it's just made differently is all... it is your
taste that determines if you like it or not what you think is better or
I am going to have to punt a bit on this one and say, if you need a real
answer from someone who is more of an expert, or at least a seasoned
veteran with several years of drum roasting to know what they are
talking about, You would probably do much better getting an answer from
someone such as RK of RKdrum fame, Mike, Alchemist or one of the folks
who actually have been doing the drum thing for a while. At worse,
they will at least use the proper words to describe the differences
than I would :) Hopefully some of the other pipe in as well so we can
get this discussion going.
I will be more than happy to do this comparison, as you got my curiosity
really going now, but it will by no means be something one can call
scientific, and will just be the comments of a rambling idiot when all
is said and done on this end.
Now... off to figure out which coffee I want to test on. oh wait, Im
gonna do a Kona, i know what that taste like and what exactly I like
about it..... Time to grab the '05 Moki Farm and have at it!! It's
almost gone anyways and I can't think of a better way to use it.