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Topic: Coffee ROASTING List? (11 msgs / 230 lines)
1) From: EskWIRED
I don't mean to bitch and moan, and I'm not usually one to tell anybody else
what to do, but...
this mailing list seems to be getting more and more posts about espresso
making techniques, rather than sticking with roasting.
alt.coffee is mainly about making espresso, and one thing I really enjoyed
about this list was that it was about a different topic from alt.coffee.  I
make espresso, but I'd really love to learn as much as possible about
roasting.
I dunno if anybody agrees with me or not, and if I'm being a PITA, I'm
sorry.  But I'd love to see more coffee roasting and less espresso making...
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2) From: John
Well - being real CSA here  I would point out that the true test of
the complete system would be tested in an espresso shot.  Being a bit
more honest I'd say because they're harder to make right.
So lets talk beans here. I got some Costa Rican Auction Lot 02 -
Diamante Tarrazu in the place of the Meil that I had ordered (and they
ran out before filling my order) and I've gone through 4 roasts and
still can't find the sweet spot. It is grassy after 24 hours, and
flatter than my budget after 3 days. Now I'll add that CRLM is among my
favorite beans - but Diamante is Latin for "nightmare."  Anyone pleased
with their Diamante?
On Mon, 2002-09-23 at 17:27, EskWIRED wrote:
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3) From: Mike McGinness
From: "EskWIRED" 
 I dunno if anybody agrees with me or not, and if I'm being a PITA,
I'm
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making...
If the same bean is roasted in two batches, one lightish City and the other
dark Vienna, then the same weight of each roast ground the same grind and
tamped the same pressure for separate shots, the darker roast will take
longer to pull the same shot volume...(an attempt at humor!:-)
MM;-)
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4) From: Bart Frazee
On Mon, 23 Sep 2002 18:27:22 -0400, you wrote:
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making...
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I agree! Sifting through AC for something worth reading is ok. I'd
rather not have to do it here too.
It took a while, but I had a couple of shots of espresso that were
pretty good. Some I pulled with my home roasted beans on my El Cheepo
Fino pump machine (Mr Coffee), and one by Dr. John at the SCAA in
Anaheim. 
Bottom line.....not worth the effort! The same effort gets me32 oz of
vac pot coffee that I like as much if not more.
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5) From: Irene and Lubos Palounek
I can think at least two reason for the surge of espresso related
information on the "Coffee ROASTING List", EskWIRED.
First, home roasting leads to the fact that I have available freshly roasted
coffees of different types.  If one person wants a bright coffee, another
less bright coffee with more body, third person something different ....  it
is much easier make three completely different Americanos or Cappuccino and
Espresso using an espresso machine -- with each cup made just for each
individual. I cannot make just one cup in our vacuum brewer, and have just
two small FP brewers. One espresso machine does it all.
Second, in my experience, the quality of the information on this list is
better as compared to the alt.coffee.  Less chaff, to keep it on the list
objectives.  :-)
Anyhow, if the message is clearly labeled, such as "No good foam", those not
interested may just skip reading it at all.
In any case, I will try to limit my non-roasting contributions.
Regards, Lubos
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6) From: Mike McGinness
From: "Irene and Lubos Palounek" 
 In any case, I will try to limit my non-roasting contributions.
Lubos,
Don't you dare. I've only been a list member for about a year and a half but
it's seems acceptable list practice for any 'coffee related' post. Espresso
techniques no different than how to brew with specific vac pot, or proper
French Press grind/water temp/infusion time etc. What does 'where to find a
good coffee shop in xyz city while on vacation' have to do with home
roasting coffee? All have been acceptable list content.
BTW, I totally concur with your reasons for espresso brewing for multiple
people (among others). Even myself, I virtually never drink the same bean
back to back. Too boring on the taste buds... Unless varying the brewing
method of same bean, be it ristretto vs. lungo or eVac vs. FP vs. Cafe'
Crema vs. Americano...
Bottom line of course is home roasted coffee first, then how to roast it
better & then how to brew it better. Each person taking the journey at their
own pace...
MM;-)
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7) From: R.N.Kyle
Thanks for the most appropriate post, I agree with you. I thought this =
was a list that talked about anything related to coffee. I didn't know =
it was about roasting only. If I'm wrong, I plead ignorance, and will do =
different in the future
Ron Kyle
Anderson SC
rnkyle

8) From: Gary Zimmerman
EskWIRED wrote:
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Hey, I thought this was a coffee roasting list, not a list about middle 
eastern food.
  :-)
-- garyZ
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9) From: Lee XOC
< [mailto:homeroast-admin]On Behalf Of EskWIRED
< Sent: Monday, September 23, 2002 3:27 PM
< 
< this mailing list seems to be getting more and more posts 
< about espresso
< making techniques, rather than sticking with roasting.
ROFL  ... gee, ya think?  ;)
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Lee
San Diego,
California
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10) From: Rick Farris
EskWired wrote:
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EskWired,
The only way to increase the signal-to-noise ratio of a communications
channel is to increase the signal.  All you've done here (as well as I), is
increase the noise.
Making more on-topic posts is the only way to your goal.
-- Rick
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11) From: Angelo
At 11:35 AM 9/24/2002, you wrote:
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So?
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