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Topic: Sweetness after rest (4 msgs / 64 lines)
1) From: Chris Hardenbrook
I find that as the beans rest there are subtle flavor changes. This is to be expected as a natural by-product of the roasted bean's progress towards staleness.  Before it actually goes stale (defined informally as the point where the oils and flavinoids have become to oxidized to produce a good tasting cup; and will vary with your taste buds tolerance) the chemistry within the bean will be transforming and different aspects of the bean's flavors will take their turns at prominence.
I, too, roast up some beans and use them for a few days before turning to the next batch. The first cup and the last cup are impossible to compare side by side, but the changes are there.  Just as it is true you can grind the beans and make coffee immediately after roasting, most experts and impassioned amateurs advise "some" rest for the beans.  It makes sense, then, that some beans chemistry with benefit from more or less rest when you are looking for specific attributes in your cup.
Hope this makes sense and helps,
Chris in Hilo

2) From: Bill Hill
Hi all,
I was roasting for myself with a FreshRoast, which meant that I was
roasting every 2-3 days.  However, I switched to a SS stovetop popper,
which allows me to roast 1/2 pound batches at a time.  That means that
my coffee sits around in valve bags longer, 5-7 days.  It seems to me
that in coffees that Tom describes with fruity flavors (I'm thinking
especially of a couple of Ethiopians I've been drinking), the fruit
flavors and sweetness in the cup become more pronounced after several
days of rest, say maybe 3 or 4 days.
Two questions:
1.  Does anyone else notice that these fruit and sweet flavors are
more pronounced with rest?
2.  If so, does anyone have any thoughts as to why that might be?
Thanks in advance,
Bill

3) From: raymanowen
An Opinion? Yes-
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of the likes of *$. -ro
On Dec 3, 2007 12:50 PM, Bill Hill  wrote:
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4) From: Brian Kamnetz
The changes are not always subtle. I have at times noticed astonishing
changes in flavor characteristics of a roast/variety, often around day
4 after the roast. Subtle is more common, though.
Brian
On Dec 3, 2007 5:23 PM, Chris Hardenbrook  wrote:
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