HomeRoast Digest


Topic: why are beans oily? (2 msgs / 42 lines)
1) From: S MONTGOMERY
What makes roasted beans oily?  Is it good that they are oily or are you 
supposed to not have them be oily?  If they aren't supposed to be oily, how 
do you keep them from becoming oily?  I roast mostly Uganda Budadiri, 
Ethiopian Harar, India Pearl Mountain Estate Peaberry for espresso and they 
are oily.  I roast to Full City/Vienna and I use a Hearthroast Precision.
Thanks for teaching me!
sandy montgomery
The new MSN 8: advanced junk mail protection and 2 months FREE*  http://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast">http://join.msn.com/?page=features/junkmailhomeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast

2) From: Lee XOC
< On Behalf Of S MONTGOMERY
< Sent: Thursday, February 20, 2003 8:46 AM
<
< What makes roasted beans oily?  Is it good that they are oily
< or are you supposed to not have them be oily?
The only reason I can think of why beans are oily is that they naturally
contain oils (like a lot of beans/seeds ... for example most nuts).  If
you asked why do beans roasted to Full City and beyond develop oil
droplets on the surface ... that I don't know.  But that's what they
generally do, and it's generally a good and right kinda thing.  That's
how you know you've roasted them to that level, given that's where you
were aiming.  If you wanted a light roast and wound up with beads of
oil, most likely you took the roast too far.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Lee / San Diego
---------------------------------
homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast


HomeRoast Digest