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Topic: Full French > Grinding for different roasts (49 lines)
1) From: miKe mcKoffee
My advice is to switch your focus from the grind to the roast. Seriously.
Especially if you are roasting greens sourced from Tom to Full French (which
my definition/understanding is full oil sheen and virtually black at end of
roast, zero rest). Waste of excellent good greens. Seriously. Besides the
extreme amount of oils prevalent in a Full French and the problems they
cause there is zero varietal character left, ZERO.
FWIW I was constantly being asked by some for dark roasts. I'm not talking
home, I'm talking commercially at my Roastery Cafe. I now do a Vienna roast
blend of good high altitude beans of my design. Mahogany brown with very
very few surface droplets end of roast. After 4 or 5 days rest very light
sheen develops. Dark enough for a fair amount of roast notes yet not too
dark totally eclipsing all varietal character. People who like dark roasts
are constantly saying it's one of the best if not the best "dark roast"
they've ever had. It's not my biggest seller but a strong seller. Whole bean
sales continue to grow now averaging ~15% of the café gross. =
Wrong assumption, no reason for espresso affianados to have a clue about
French Roast grinding challenges. Most modern GOOD espresso is roasted more
in the range of FC or even lighter sometimes maybe Vienna, but not Full
French.
So I guess I'd say if there's a "cliff", it's beyond where any coffee would
taste worth tasting, beyond Vienna...
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