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@Nomad As a general rule Roasting should not exceed 20 min to second crack You are describing is baking

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I have a questions.. im trying to experiment with riasting.. i roasted 3 cup of nicaraguan at 200 degrees for 1 hr and 30 min.. is that to long?

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Favorite Green Coffee Vendors?
ChicagoJohn
Again, hope this helps.[/quote]

Could have been something on the Sweet Marias site as they did note they made some revisions in that piece. But I just typed the operative works into Google and that's how I found it. Powerful piece. I wound up placing a sizeable order.

As far as the blending of more acid, fruity coffees with more full bodied Africans, I actually stumbled onto this myself and have been doing it since; lighter roasts for the former and medium for the latter. I'll definitely check them out further. Thanks again for your very helpful post.
Edited by ginny on 12/07/2015 1:01 AM
So many beans; so little time....
threwitallaway
Gotta report about Mill City Roasters; one of the (former?) Vendors on the Green Coffee Buying Club- "Boldjava," seems to be selling greens now through the Mill City site. I have been a big big fan of his coffees on the GCBC, but have not (yet) purchased anythIng from him here. Some good info about the coffees for sale too.

If you think you have heard of Mill City Roasters before it's because they import and sell a nice 1kg roaster that's pretty popular.
Just an FYI to this thread.

Nate
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Hottop B-2K w barryR thermocouple mod, Mazzer Mini /Super Jolly burrs, Salvatore E-61 group machine, Aeropress, French press.
HoldTheOnions
I am going to try Coffee Bean Corral next time, they have diverse selection and more than a few coffees I haven't seen at the other places I have ordered from. Plus I want to get some more PNG and they have 3 kinds. Wow.
Tony_C
Okay, a little bit of an old thread, but what the heck, lets revive it. I'm on the east coast, so I looked for sellers close to me with good reputations and good product.

So far for me, Burman has been A+ for me. Quick ship for my regions, always has uniform beans, and always has up to date offerings and always provide plenty of info about what they sell.

Next, I have a couple great sellers on the Green Coffee Buying Club. Two of them which are awesome god by the names Slim and JSpain. Very respectable and trustworthy seller.

And a new supplier who provided me with lightning fast shipping, but sells out quick, is Gen X.
ChicagoJohn
I ordered several Berman offerings from Hawaii and have loved every one. I agree with your A+ rating.
Edited by ginny on 12/07/2015 1:00 AM
So many beans; so little time....
oldgearhead
Both Burman and the WI based GCBC sellers offer fast shipping and a good selection for the Central Midwest. However, they can't seem to compete price-wise with Theta Ridge, and coupled with the reasonable FedX shipping they are my favorite. The Kenya AA is absolutely great..
To compare you roast flavors, just buy a pound of roasted beans from Metropolis and enjoy..
No oil on my beans...
Tony_C

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oldgearhead wrote:
...However, they can't seem to compete price-wise with Theta Ridge, and coupled with the reasonable FedX shipping they are my favorite. The Kenya AA is absolutely great...


I checked out their site, and the prices are really good. Plus they are in Indiana, so they are regionally close to me as well. They do have a very wide selection of beans from many areas and growers. Thanks for the heads up.
MPSAN
I was looking at Happy Mug...is Theta Ridge better? I must say that they have little info about the beans compared to Happy Mug. FedEx here is very expensive as well as HappyMug is only $7 for 8 pounds. For 6 pounds Theta is past $15 shipping!
Edited by MPSAN on 12/05/2015 6:56 PM
"If it Ain't Broke, Fix it 'til it is"!
oldgearhead
I usually pay about $12.50 shipping for 20 pounds from Theta Ridge, receive next day via FedEX Ground, but I'm only 74 miles away from South Bend..Happy Mug sounds like great place maybe I'll give it a try.
Edited by ginny on 12/07/2015 12:48 AM
No oil on my beans...
coffeeroastersclub
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I ship stuff all the time. If I ship a 6 pound package from CT to half way across U.S. UPS Ground it will typically be more that $15. I don't see an issue here. Seems to me that they are charging actual shipping price and not a flat fee. Add on top of that Thetaridge is a great company with excellent bean prices and quality beans. I order from them all the time.

Moral of the story is look at overall price (product cost + shipping) when making your purchase decision.

Len
Edited by ginny on 12/07/2015 12:48 AM
"If this is coffee, please bring me some tea but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee." ~Abraham Lincoln
MPSAN
Thank You Len. I am surprised that Theta has very little info about their coffee online. Happy Mug is great about that.

OH, even though we are now in Oregon, we, at one time, lived in Vernon, CT, on Pillsbury Hill! Born in Hartford!
Edited by ginny on 12/07/2015 12:50 AM
"If it Ain't Broke, Fix it 'til it is"!
MPSAN
I believe I will try them as well! I only have 1 1/2# left!
Edited by ginny on 12/07/2015 12:50 AM
"If it Ain't Broke, Fix it 'til it is"!
coffeeroastersclub
Thank You Len. I am surprised that Theta has very little info about their coffee online. Happy Mug is great about that.

OH, even though we are now in Oregon, we, at one time, lived in Vernon, CT, on Pillsbury Hill! Born in Hartford![/quote]

Small world. A fellow Nutmegger. It's only gotten worse since you lived here. You were smart to get out. We have a government here now that is like, "You work? Well F' You!". Sorry to be so crass, just being real. Run by socialists for socialists. People and businesses are leaving in droves. We can't wait to get the heck out of here ourselves.

Len
Edited by ginny on 12/07/2015 12:51 AM
"If this is coffee, please bring me some tea but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee." ~Abraham Lincoln
MPSAN
Not to go too OT, but I do remember when the biggest issue we had there was that the Phone Company would finally let people in Vernon call the Hartford area for free. That is where all our relatives were...my sisters are still there. Well, it did not work both ways. Hartford could still not call us Free. So the conversation from my wife's parents went like this...

PHONE Ring Ring Ring...Before Answering Machines :-)
US Hello
Other end of phone As Fast as she could say it...Hello this is Mom call me back...CLICK

We could not ever make her understand that she paid about 5 cents for 3 minutes and there was no reason for the hurry!
"If it Ain't Broke, Fix it 'til it is"!
Tony_C

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coffeeroastersclub wrote:

Thank You Len. I am surprised that Theta has very little info about their coffee online.


That was one reason I was buying from Burman, as they give you a lot of info.
MPSAN

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oldgearhead wrote:

I usually pay about $12.50 shipping for 20 pounds from Theta Ridge, receive next day via FedEX Ground, but I'm only 74 miles away from South Bend..Happy Mug sounds like great place maybe I'll give it a try.


Well, I just ordered 14 pounds from Happy Mug and service/support was great. I will let everyone know how the Beans taste after I get them Monday.
I think I have to roast them first! Roflmao My wife got TEA as well.
"If it Ain't Broke, Fix it 'til it is"!
Pbleic
I am brand new to roasting, and was planning to start with Sweet Maria's. However, I have been collecting names of other purveyors of green beans and ran into Len's Coffee, which seems to be the home roaster's version of Heirloom Coffee ( "purveyors of exotic Vietnamese, Island, and Volcanic coffees" ) in Medford, MA. They are local to me, so I was thinking of dropping in on one of their open houses.

Anybody know of them? Sense of quality? The very specialty nature of their offering intrigued me, but I suppose it is possible that these very same beans are carried by Sweet Maria's et. al.
allenb
In doing a brief search I couldn't find any complaints about business practices or quality of product but prices seem to be way up there. Coffee descriptions are very generic and limited. Justification given for the higher prices (many in the $9.00 + range) are that he searches out the best of the best and is more conscious and concerned for the farmers than other green coffee purveyors. For me, I'd have to see a big positive difference in the cup to justify the price.

Something that gave me a reason to be cautious is this description of roasting methods on his site:

SHORT OVERVIEW OF METHODS
There are basically two types of roasting, "dry" and "wet".

DRY ROASTING:
Almost all commercial roasters used in the USA are dry roasters that use hot air or radiated heat to roast the beans while they tumble around freely inside a drum or chamber.

WET ROASTING:
Popular in Asia, this is more of a stirring method in which oil and sometimes other ingredients are used.

Popular small home roasting methods and machines:

1. Pan or oven frying or roasting (usually with a little oil)
2. Corn-popper style hot air roasters (dry, air-driven)
3. Pot roasters with stirring blades (with oil)
4. Drum-style roasters that look like rotisseries (dry air)


Or, maybe frying coffee may offer a unique twist on the taste profile?

Allen
1/2 lb and 1 lb drum, Siemens Sirocco fluidbed, presspot, chemex, cajun biggin brewer from the backwoods of Louisiana
coffeeroastersclub
I have heard of coffee roasting with oil. There is also steam roasting of coffee beans (I believe huge roasting operations used to or still use this method when roasting large quantities of robusta beans).

I have not used either method to provide any input on quality of roast. All I can think of are negatives regarding the oil roasting method. Do you really want to drink coffee with a film of used cooking oil on the top?

Len (not the same Len as from Len's Coffee. Just had to say that.)
"If this is coffee, please bring me some tea but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee." ~Abraham Lincoln
HoldTheOnions
Sadly, I think I do. Actually, inspired now to deep fat fry some beans. :-)
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