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#1 EWW

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 08:09 PM

They scorch a lot easier than wet process - i’ve seen some dial down the temp by 30%. Anyone have experience? I just burned some beans...

Edited by EWW, 04 September 2019 - 08:09 PM.

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#2 JKor

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 12:33 AM

I've never heard of this magic process.


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Posted 05 September 2019 - 06:22 AM

They’re dried with some of the fruit still on them which allows for a slow migration of sugars from the fruit towards the bean during drying.

Gives them a richer sweeter flavor and apparently, they’re easier to burn
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Posted 05 September 2019 - 07:36 PM

Figured the basics out after some more reading, a conversation with a friend’s mom, and a test batch tonight.

Kept my temp profile about the same
Decreased my time by about 9%

The beans (Salvadoran Honey Process) look great and taste less bitter than a similar roast on a wet process coffee bean from Guatemala.

We’ll see how it brews up...a single bean comparison does not a full test make.

Still roasting on a Gene Cafe i’ve had for 7-8 years now.
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Posted 05 September 2019 - 07:44 PM

Link to the beans - https://www.coffeesh...ranjo-6140.html
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Posted 05 September 2019 - 07:59 PM

Man I love coffee. I had to stop drinking it for a while tho, I was getting crazy shaky from it. Been drinking some tea every once in a while but I’ve been off regular caffeine for a few weeks. I miss it but I don’t miss not being able to use my hands

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 09:24 PM

I roast 1-2 lbs a week

I drink too much, but no shakes.
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#8 JKor

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 12:26 AM

I drink a pot a day. Seems like a lot, i wonder if it will eventually cause me some issues. I feel like it has fairly minimal effect on me right now. When I don't "get my morning coffee" it doesn't cause me any issues and I don't really crave it. It feels more that i crave the ritual than the coffee itself. If i'm out of my normal routine I don't think about it much.
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Posted 06 September 2019 - 06:59 AM

This is a pretty amazing coffee with some big body.

If anyone wants to pick up some it’s on SM too
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Posted 06 September 2019 - 05:56 PM

I used to drink a lot of coffee but the last year or two I only have 2 cups a week, one on Saturday and Sunday morning.
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Posted 06 September 2019 - 06:57 PM

Not sure when I started, but I made a pot for my wife (probably had a cup), then the next day used the leftovers for ice coffee. Then make her a fresh pot then next day leftover ice coffee, continue until tomorrow am when I'll make ice coffee and make her a fresh pot. I'm an energetic person in general, but this makes me even more energetic.
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Posted 06 September 2019 - 07:16 PM

This weekend I’ll be roasting a few pounds for the Salvadoran mom that helped me get the roast right as a proper thank you.

Edited by EWW, 06 September 2019 - 07:17 PM.

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Posted 07 September 2019 - 06:43 AM

I love the taste of coffee but I only drink it very very occasionally, when I feel like spending half my day pooping.
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Posted 07 September 2019 - 03:56 PM

during the school year, I roast about 2 pounds a week. At this point, I only get Sweet Maria's Espresso Monkey blend for use at home and at school. I brought my old espresso setup to school with me, and kept the better machine at home (though, I do want to upgrade the home machine again).


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Posted 07 September 2019 - 09:54 PM

I love the taste of coffee but I only drink it very very occasionally, when I feel like spending half my day pooping.

looking at foods makes you poop!


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Posted 08 September 2019 - 06:43 AM

during the school year, I roast about 2 pounds a week. At this point, I only get Sweet Maria's Espresso Monkey blend for use at home and at school. I brought my old espresso setup to school with me, and kept the better machine at home (though, I do want to upgrade the home machine again).


If you’re not buying in bulk you should - https://www.coffeesh...nkey-blend.html
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Posted 09 September 2019 - 08:33 PM

If you’re not buying in bulk you should - https://www.coffeesh...nkey-blend.html

 

I've thought about it, but a full sack wouldn't actually save that much money when you include shipping. I just calculated it out, and it only saves about a quarter per pound of green coffee. I think I'll continue ordering in 20 pound increments as I need it. This will also be less of an investment at a time to my wife. Getting a full 50# sack is about $275 all at once with shipping, yikes!


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Posted 09 September 2019 - 09:10 PM

I’ll take my savings where they come. Coffee is a crop that harvests once a year. Stock up when it comes up.
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Posted 10 September 2019 - 10:53 AM

This weekend I’ll be roasting a few pounds for the Salvadoran mom that helped me get the roast right as a proper thank you.

 

 

There are other ways to give a "proper" thank you.  Just sayin...


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Posted 10 September 2019 - 11:05 AM

I need to get back to roasting and I need to get a real roaster instead of the old hot air popper, considering the Behmor


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