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What's in Your Roaster This Week?
seedlings
Mmmmm.... stone.

CHAD
Roaster: CoffeeAir II 2# DIY air roaster
Grinder: Vintage Grindmaster 500
Brewers: Vintage Cory DCU DCL, Aeropress, Press, Osaka Titanium pourover
 
milknmycoffee
John - Thanks for the detailed roasting notes on the Kenya AA Kiriga Estate. Even though I roast with a popcorn popper, I can follow the overall roast profile logic.

One quick question: on the last City + roast for the neighbors..could you clarify what you meant by:

"470F at didn't"

I will check the 'in the cup' thread for tasting notes on this bean since I am curious, never having tried it. Thanks again for the detailed roast profile.

 
John Despres
I roast at the computer, and rarely make taste notes as I'm seldom near a computer when drinking my coffee. I'll try to remember, however, I didn't roast it for myself, but for http://www.grandr...offee.com/

Hmm, need better notation for that one here in the thread. On my log, it's clear.

I never hit 470F on that roast.

I hope that helps.

John
Edited by John Despres on 02/11/2010 4:48 PM
Respect the bean.
John Despres
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milknmycoffee
John - Thanks for the clarification.....it is hard to transpose one's notes to a post...as I can attest to from experience ;)

I am impressed that you roasted it for Grand Rapid's Coffee Roasters. On another note, sending me to a site featuring both coffee and chocolate is just dangerous. I literally started drooling and nearly shorted out my keyboard.....
 
Koffee Kosmo
I did 3 roasts today to try out a special blend
Apparently it tastes Moorish not unlike a bounty chocolate bar

Due to no stock on hand I had to replace a Tanzanian bean with a Kenyan

500gr of Brazil Alterosa RFA
500gr of Kenya Ritti AA
500gr of Ethiopian Harrar Longberry

After 5 to 7 days rest/degas these babies will be consumed :trink25:

KK
Edited by Koffee Kosmo on 02/18/2010 5:13 AM
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mldavis2
Ethiopian Yrgacheffe Koke Farms - resting ....:)
I love home roast!

iRoast2
Capresso Infinity
CCD, French press, Aeropress, TechniVorm
 
milknmycoffee
This is going to be a long one because I roasted more than I posted :( All of the beans are from Sweet Maria's unless otherwise noted:

Colombia Finca Buenavista -Carlos Imbachi Microlot-Wow...one of my favorite South Americans. Sweet golden raisins, Martinelli Apple juice, strawberries, peaches. Roasted for 9:15 min, hit first crack at 7:14 min.
Brazil Cachoeira Yellow Canario Bourbon-Classic Brazilian: soft coco & nuts with a hint of golden raisin aftertaste. Too subdued to follow the Columbian above. Roasted for 9:20 min, hot first crack at 7:01 min.
Honduras Cup of Excellence -Finca Fernandez My first Hondurian...and what an introduction! Sweet golden raisin & peach with a hint of cinnamon. Roasted for 9:20 min, hit first crack at 7:05 min.
El Salvador Los Luchadores Pacamara-I roasted this again...this time for my sister so I did not get to taste it. Roasted for 9:15 min, hit first crack at 6:59 min.
Bali Blue Moon - beans from Gene-Sumatra like smokiness and earth (the good type), a hint of nuts, and some sweetness. My light roast is nowhere near as good as Gene's dark roasted sample though. Roasted for 9:38 min, hot first crack at 6:51 min.
Colombia "Platos Fuertes de Huila" Micro Lot Mix-Sweet golden raisins and honey. Similar to the Columbian Carlos Imbachi except that this has a cereal milky sweetness instead of just pure fruit. Roasted for 9:10 min, hit first crack at 7:19 min.
Mexican SHG Pluma Oaxaca 'Don Eduardo'-beans from Opus-Did not get to taste since this was for my sister. Roasted for 9:30 min, hot first crack at 7:11 min.
Nicaragua SHG Maragogipe-beans from Coffee Bean Corral-Dense coco & nuts.Only tasted a little since the rest is being shipped along with greens, to Gene. These beans always look more lightly roasted than they actually are (maybe due to large size). I had to sample it, especially since this was going to Gene (can't be sending swill out LOL). Roasted for 9:38 min, hit first crack at 7:07 min.

Well that's all for now. I have a few more roasts to posts so stay tuned.....

Gene - You asked how my previous roasts of the Costa Rica Guillio Francesca -Finca El Espino tasted after 5 days...well after 7 days the Jasmine-banana-praline aftertaste seemed more subdued...no longer zapped your palate. The coco and nuts flavors seemed to dominate more. The sage undertone also seemed to have receded.

What an amazing bean...I notice that it changes not only as it ages but it also responds to changes in roasting temps during ramp up. I did two roasts of this actually.

The first was my traditional ramp up with two 30 second rests at 1 min and again at 3:15 min.

The second one was an experiment. It had multiple but shorter rests with the aim of keeping the beans below 310 F for about 6 minutes and then ramping it up to 400 within a minute to hit first crack at 7 min. Once first crack was hit, I roasted it as I normally do.

The first profile was much better than my experimental second one. The second profile was much blander. The aftertaste was much more subdued and only had Jasmine-and praline -no banana :( The coco and nuts were subdued. So, needless to say, I am going to stick to my traditional roasting profile for this bean.

Anyway sorry not to respond to your question earlier..just missed it in the post. As far as your question as to whether women are smarter than men... for the sake of diplomacy I am not going to comment LOL. No seriously, I think I simply have the gift of the gab....and write/speak waaaaay too much ;) You are just as observant but also a far more succinct in your posts!
Edited by milknmycoffee on 03/01/2010 6:23 PM
 
seedlings
WOW! ^What a list!

Wifey ran out of decaf, so I just ran another little batch of Kenya Nyeri Kiagundo WP Decaf. It smells so good GREEN that I want to eat it. Amazing fruits in the roaster... alas, she likes it a little darker to cut through milk and sweetener, so I feel like I ruin it going to Full City+. But, when she's happy, I'm happy.

CHAD
Edited by seedlings on 03/01/2010 8:48 PM
Roaster: CoffeeAir II 2# DIY air roaster
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Brewers: Vintage Cory DCU DCL, Aeropress, Press, Osaka Titanium pourover
 
Koffee Kosmo
I roasted a batch of
500gr of Sumatra Blue Batak
500gr of Sumatra Takendong Organic

These have been blended 50/50
mmm chocolate

KK
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seedlings
I haven't had a Sumatra for almost a year now... :@

CHAD
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Grinder: Vintage Grindmaster 500
Brewers: Vintage Cory DCU DCL, Aeropress, Press, Osaka Titanium pourover
 
bvwelch

Quote

seedlings wrote:
I haven't had a Sumatra for almost a year now...CHAD


This can be fixed. :-) Whaddya got to trade?

Sumatra Mand. Triple Pick, Nov 09
Sulawesi Tana Toraja Ke'pe, Oct 09
Sumatra FTO Aceh Arinagata, Aug 09
Sumatra Organic Lampahan - Bonkawan Coop, July 09
 
milknmycoffee
El Salvador SHB Pulp Natural San Emilio-from Bill - I used this for the Coffee Brew Throwdown....and it was the perfect bean to do so because it really reflected the differences in brew methods. Now here's the bad news...while everyone took copious notes comparing the brewed coffee, we seemed to focus on the coffee strength and background flavors resulting from the brewing methods - INSTEAD of focusing on bean taste. Does this make sense? Basically I did not really note all of the bean flavors but rather the brewing flavors...like paper, carmel-wood, weak & watery ect. ect. I seem to remember nut, acoco, and vanilla tea flavors...for some reason reminding me a little of a Nicaragua Limoncillo - Java except with a more classic Central profile.
Roasted for 9:20 min, hit 1st crack at 7:03 min.
Columbia Organic Don Telmo Reserva Bourbon - from Bill - Wonderful bourbon bean smokiness & semi sweet grain and cereal flavors. Just heavenly!!! Roasted for 9:20 min, hit first crack at 7:10 min.
El Salvador Peaberry "Aida's Grand Reserve-Sweet Maria's - I finally got the nerve to roast this. Wonderful semi sweet baker's chocolate, wine soaked plums, blackberry, & vanilla tea. Medium-deep body. This seems to have have a split personality: Central & with a little African thrown in. Really fantastic! Roasted for 9:20 min, 1st crack at 7:04 min.
Ethiopian Organic DP Birbussa - from Gene - Still resting, just roasted today. Roasted for 9:25 min, hit first crack at 6:56 min.

That's all for now....Gene's Ethiopian Black Sun Bonko to be roasted next...wish me luck :)

 
gene
Yesterday was Christmas and Santa brought Nicaragua SHB Maragogipe(San Isabel COE), El Salvador Los Luchadores Pacamara, Guatamala Antigua-Pastoral, Costa Rica Don Mayo "La Ponderosa" Bourbon, and Sulawesi Tana Toraja Ke'pe. I am humbled Milknmycoffee and Thanks.
Judy had to tell me to "settle down" as I was like a kid during the holidays rapidly opening one delight after the other.

Late yesterday at 52 degrees outside did two roasts of Marshall's Ethiopia Guji Sidamo Maduro. One light and one darker. The pressure is on!

It was 42 by end of roasts. Used a baffle in front of the Gene Cafe roasting chamber which aided in speeding up the rpast a few percent maybe. Had trouble with last roast because it was 42 outside by that time.....helped that I had logged the first and had a reference.
Also used the old style exhaust which make the cracks more audible.
gene
 
Koffee Kosmo
Just did a roast
You may not have heard of this bean

700gr of PNG Elephant Bean

Some notes from the seller-
Papua New Guinea Elephant Bean. An ironic name considering PNG doesnt have elephants but the Elephant Bean is the nickname for the very large old growth Typica beans from this origin. They start off big (screen 20+) and during roasting nearly double in size to become monsters. In the cup it produces a very clean, slightly acidic espresso that really works well in milk.

KK
I home roast and I like it. Designer of the KKTO
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bvwelch
Saturday roast-a-thon:
Mexican SHG Pluma Oaxaca 'don Eduardo'
Costa Rica Tarrazu - Montes de Oro
Colombia Organic Don Telmo Reserva Bourbon
Colombia "Dos Payasos de Tolima"
Brazil Moreninha Formosa "Raisin"
Bali Blue Moon
 
John Despres

Quote

Koffee Kosmo wrote:
Just did a roast
You may not have heard of this bean

700gr of PNG Elephant Bean

Some notes from the seller-
Papua New Guinea Elephant Bean. An ironic name considering PNG doesnt have elephants but the Elephant Bean is the nickname for the very large old growth Typica beans from this origin. They start off big (screen 20+) and during roasting nearly double in size to become monsters. In the cup it produces a very clean, slightly acidic espresso that really works well in milk.

KK


I wonder if those huge beans may be a problem in some mills.

John
Respect the bean.
John Despres
Fresh Roast 8, Gene Cafe, JYTT 1k, Quest M3, Mazzer Mini, Technivorm, various size presses and many more brewers.
 
milknmycoffee
Gene - Glad you liked Santa's gifts LOL. Hope both you and Judy like them all...please post your tasting notes as you roast them.

I felt the same way when I got your collection of African & Ethiopian beans!!!! Christmas all over again! I had a hard time deciding which one's to roast first....then an even harder time waiting for the Ethiopian Bonko to rest. Tasting it tonight.....

What's in my roaster... Colombia "Dos Payasos de Tolima" Golden raisin sweetness with a slight tart apple aftertaste when piping hot. Reminded me a little of the Colombia Finca Buenavista -Carlos Imbachi Microlot in terms of the golden raisin sweetness....but not quite as much fruit variety. Roasted for 9:18 min, hit first crack at 7:09 min.

Bill - since you roasted this bean in your roast-a-thon, I would love to hear what you taste in the cup (on the appropriate 'what's in your cup' thread of course..something which I am remiss about doing).

Koffee Kosmo - did you find that you had to extend the roasting time a little to accommodate the much larger bean size? I find that I end up adding on a little more roasting time for Nicaragua Maragogipe beans because of their size. I have never tried the PNG Elephant bean in either the cup or the roaster. Thanks for sharing your notes.

 
Koffee Kosmo

Quote

I wonder if those huge beans may be a problem in some mills.

John


I can report back in a few days but I am sure my Mazzer Major will make short work of them

Quote

Koffee Kosmo - did you find that you had to extend the roasting time a little to accommodate the much larger bean size? I find that I end up adding on a little more roasting time for Nicaragua Maragogipe beans because of their size. I have never tried the PNG Elephant bean in either the cup or the roaster. Thanks for sharing your notes.


It only took 60 seconds longer to second crack than it normally takes

KK
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milknmycoffee
What's in my roaster....Ethiopian Bonko Black Sun from Gene.

WOOOOOW this is my favorite Ethiopian...heck it is probably one of my favorite coffees!!!!

Citrus, tea notes, wine soaked raspberries and blackberries. A wonderful balance between the tea notes and fruit...as well as citrus and sweetness. Just amazing. I roasted this for 9:30 min, hitting first crack at 7:04 min. The beans came out medium dark brown, not surprising since they were almost pea berry sized.

Thank you Gene for this 'black gold'. It is one of those once in a lifetime coffees.
 
John Despres
Wait until you get your hands on some Ethiopia Idido Misty Valley...

The Ethiopia BBS will slide down a notch.Grin

John
Respect the bean.
John Despres
Fresh Roast 8, Gene Cafe, JYTT 1k, Quest M3, Mazzer Mini, Technivorm, various size presses and many more brewers.
 
DavidG

Quote

John Despres wrote:
Wait until you get your hands on some Ethiopia Idido Misty Valley...


I do have 1 lb of IMV in my basement now... I am working up the confidence to not ruin it! Maybe some time soon.... I don't want it to turn into 2 year old coffee sittin' in the back of the warehouse!

David
europiccola | yama + coryrod | chemex | AP | clever
wbp1 | wepp1 | bm/hg | co hybrid (still coming soon...)
 
Koffee Kosmo

Quote

I wonder if those huge beans may be a problem in some mills.

John


Reporting back
The Major Major went about its grinding business without noticing any difference

KK
I home roast and I like it. Designer of the KKTO
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(KKTO) Turbo Oven Home Roaster.
 
John Despres

Quote

Koffee Kosmo wrote:

Quote

I wonder if those huge beans may be a problem in some mills.

John


Reporting back
The Major Major went about its grinding business without noticing any difference

KK


Aahhh. How did it taste?

John
Respect the bean.
John Despres
Fresh Roast 8, Gene Cafe, JYTT 1k, Quest M3, Mazzer Mini, Technivorm, various size presses and many more brewers.
 
Koffee Kosmo

Quote

John Despres wrote:

Quote

Koffee Kosmo wrote:

Quote

I wonder if those huge beans may be a problem in some mills.

John


Reporting back
The Major Major went about its grinding business without noticing any difference

KK


Aahhh. How did it taste?

John


As an SO - Not as intense as I imagined
This one will make a good blend base bean

I have mixed it with some Sumatra Blue Batik 50/50 and its very nice

KK
I home roast and I like it. Designer of the KKTO
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John Despres
Sunday's roasts -

Yemen Mokha Mattari
El Salvador Orange Bourbon Cultivar - last 1/2 pound :|
Ethiopia Organic Idido Misty Valley
Panama Boquete Baru Indian High

It's gonna be a good week!

John
Respect the bean.
John Despres
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