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Topic: Roasting Espresso (2 msgs / 61 lines)
1) From: Yakster
I'm taking a second crack at roasting the New Classic Espresso.  Last time I
ended up scorching the beans with too hot a profile and got an ashy roast,
this time I used a gentle, P3 roast on the Behmor to a Full City+ roast and
things look much better.  A couple of days will tell (but I'll be trying it
in the morning, all but 18 grams fit in the jar tonight so I put the 18 g in
the hand grinder for tomorrow.
Culled just a few beans pre-roast, but I did find a rock in there with the
beans.  It was black and about half the size of the rest of the beans.
I'm thinking of roasting up some of the Guatemala Huehuetenango Finca La
Maravilla next.
Maybe I'll roast up some Peru FTO San Ignacio Cajamarca this weekend too.  I
got this bean but haven't had a chance to try it yet.
-Chris
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2) From: Yakster
Woke up this morning and brewed up some 10 day old IMV in the Clever Coffee
Dripper for the Wife and I and put them in travel mugs to take along to
Denny's.  Nice to be able to enjoy a good cup of coffee with breakfast.
After finishing breakfast and coming back to the house for a while, I fired
up the espresso machine and ground up the 18 g of New Classic Espresso that
wouldn't fit in the jar.  Pulled a little long, but very dark and rich with
nice dark chocolate and licorice and maybe molasses flavors in the cup.  No
ashiness at all this time, very nice roast.
I'll try it at 16 grams next and see how the taste varies.  I've got to go
brave the grocery store for the T-Day shopping while the Wife's at work.
Maybe I'll roast up the Maravilla before I go.  I've got to plan ahead for
coffee to bring to work Tuesday for pot-luck (I'll bring the grinder and
just brew it in the commercial machines into a 2 liter airpot) and also
coffee for T-Day.
Yesterday, I brewed up a Vac Pot of Brazil COE starting with cold water in
the bottom part of the vac pot.  The water heated up pretty quickly and as I
used the small burner on my radiant cooktop, the handle didn't get warm at
all.  I'm a little leery of using the base of the Vacpot as a kettle
fulltime, but I may skip my metal kettle for vac pot brews.  Got a good, one
minute draw-down.
Take care,
-Chris
On Sat, Nov 21, 2009 at 10:37 PM, Yakster  wrote:
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