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Topic: Best resting time for espresso (5 msgs / 94 lines)
1) From: Rubens Gardelli
Hello, I'm an Italian newbe micro-roaster and barista as well.
My question is simple: what is the "best" resting time after roasting a
coffee for espresso shots?
Here in Italy there are certifications of quality that requires roasters to
proper rest their coffee for at least 7 days, while I read a lot of material
about the peak of flavour being after 24 hours, then slowly descending.
Someone says 3 days, some other says 7 days during the winter, someone says 
it depends on humidity and room temperature where the coffe is going to 
rest, someone says it depends on the season....
Is there a scientific non-human biased answer to this question?
Thanks.
Rubens Gardelli
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2) From: Joseph Robertson
Rubens,
You may find this an interesting read. Current article on the subject.http://www.theatlantic.com/food/archive/2010/10/the-coffee-storage-conundrum-how-to-keep-beans-fresh/64118/2/Joe
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3) From: Derek Bradford
Since, ultimately, the deciding factor is how the espresso tastes, and since
taste is so subjective, I don't think there could be a non-human-biased
answer to the question.  Given the myriad of variables that impact the beans
as they journey from immediately roasted to demitasse, I can't imagine how
one could derive a scientific answer to when something tastes 'best'.
Beyond a couple extremes at either end of the rest time continuum, there
really is no 'best' resting time.
--Derek
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4) From: Rich
Short answer is No.  You experiment on each batch to find the best time 
period.
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5) From: Mike Koenig
I find that it depends on the varietal, and how dark it's roasted.  Usually
I rest at least 3 days for espresso, but beyond that the "best" time can be
pretty variable.
--mike
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