HomeRoast Digest


Topic: roasting espresso? (5 msgs / 133 lines)
1) From: lesliejcarpenter
Hi All,
Does anyone here roast espresso?? Do you mix the beans then roast or do you roast each separately then blend?
Cheers,
Leslie
Meet the new AOL.ca. Free radio, music, videos, news & entertainment ? with a Canadian perspective.
Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee.com

2) From:
Personally, I mix after roasting because all that I blend includes Malabar
(the beans are bigger and it roasts quicker, I know there is a case to be
made for roasting after blending in some cases

3) From: Les
Leslie,
Espresso is a drink, not a roast.  So I don't roast espresso, I roast the
coffee beans for making an espresso drink.  This may be a preroasted blend,
but more and more I post-roast blend.  Granted there are times I roast a
bean with espresso in mind, but 90% of the time I roast to bring out the
best of the bean.  So if I were going to pull a shot right now, I have some
verry nice Yemen roasted up and some other nice coffees.  Here is what I
would blend with what I currently have roasted.  40% Bali roasted to a full
city plus 20% Yemen roasted full city, 30% Nicaragua Pacamara roasted city
and 10% India Liberica roasted city.  The Bali and the Yemen will give the
espresso a lot of body and pull the brightness down.  The Pacamara will give
excellent complex flavors and enhance a nice chocolate finish.  The Liberica
will give an initial flavor explosion that with get the taste festival off
to a good start!  (I just went a fired up the espresso machine, this sounds
too good to pass up!)  So, I hope this example helps you see that espresso
is a drink not a roast.  I do have a "Quad" blend that I like as a
pre-roasted blend.  I blend equal parts of a good Dry Processed Brazil with
a good Indonesian coffee, and a Rwanda or Wet processed Ethiopian, and a
good high grown Central American (bourbon preferred).  I roast this blend to
a nice full city.   Makes an excellent espresso shot every time!
Les
On Sat, Mar 8, 2008 at 11:54 AM,  wrote:
<Snip>
Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee.com

4) From: Brett Mason
Hi Leslie,
So many different beans can be used fr espresso.  Many beans are great on
their own, while blends can use a variety of flavors and nuances to make a
more balanced shot.  And as you may guess, there isn;t a single bean called
"espresso", unless it is what is liquified and carried into the cup - which
still depends on whichever bean is your bean....
So many different people have so many different "favorites" in the "which
bean?" categories as well...  With none to guide you, I would recommend one
of Sweet Maria's blends, like the monkey blend or donkey blend, or Liquid
Amber blend - as a starting point...
Me, I throw them all together and then roast - probably not the best
approach, but one of the easiest...  Doesn;t really treat each bean the
fairest.
Brett
On Sat, Mar 8, 2008 at 1:54 PM,  wrote:
<Snip>
-- 
Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.comHomeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee.com

5) From: Sandy Andina
I tend to be lazy and buy green blends--Monkey, Liquid Amber,  
Greenline; but when I make my Rocket Fuel, I roast each bean according  
to SM's suggested degree printed on the label.  I know that Metropolis  
puts a slightly different assortment of beans into its roast-it-all-at  
once hobbyist blend Greenline than it does in its separately roasted  
flagship Red Line espresso blend, and I think Intelligentsia had to  
rethink its blend in order to make its roast-it-all-at-once Black Cat  
Homeroaster blend taste similar to its custom Black Cat.
Sandy Andina
www.myspace.com/sandyandina
On Mar 8, 2008, at 5:24 PM, Brett Mason wrote:
<Snip>
Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee.com


HomeRoast Digest