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« Reply #25 on: 31/07/2017, 06:05 PM »
Sorry for three consecutive posts haha, but thought I'd post something here if interested. I entered a competition a couple of years back, and the question was "What makes a good coffee?" I didn't win the comp, came runner up I think and won few beans, but I answered:


"What makes a good coffee? The farmers who grow it, the pickers who pick it by hand when it's ripe, the processers who process it, the people who rake or turn the coffee every 6 hours for even drying, the cleaners who clean it, the sorters who sort it, the graders who grade it, the roasters who roast it to perfection, the barista who prepares and extracts it with dedication, and lastly, the coffee that's consumed :). Every step is important, and when the bean is treated with such respect, is allowed for it's full true potential and characteristics to shine. Different coffees are simply different from each other, neither better nor worse, each displaying the characteristics of its whole journey. But the end product, after its long line of preparation, shows how much love is put into each step, and the beverage appreciated at the end reflects that :)."
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« Reply #26 on: 31/07/2017, 06:16 PM »
It depends on the coffee, but I guess 10-13. I have this same chart on a postcard from the company I buy the lions share of beans from. Right now I am at the end of a 20 lb bag of Guatemala that I like around 11 about 45 seconds into first crack.

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« Reply #27 on: 31/07/2017, 08:55 PM »
"What makes a good coffee? The farmers who grow it, the pickers who pick it by hand when it's ripe, the processers who process it, the people who rake or turn the coffee every 6 hours for even drying, the cleaners who clean it, the sorters who sort it, the graders who grade it, the roasters who roast it to perfection, the barista who prepares and extracts it with dedication, and lastly, the coffee that's consumed :)
Hi Simon,
A FANTASTIC book to get hold of is "God in a Cup." It's the Coffee Bible (pun intended) ;)

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« Reply #28 on: 31/07/2017, 09:38 PM »
AH will definitely look into that ;D cheers!
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« Reply #29 on: 01/08/2017, 09:53 AM »
I'm drinking a local blend at the moment roasted by a local roaster which I hated in the cup less than one week post roast but now 10 days plus post roast and the blend has flipped from sour and bitter to silky and sweet - it's a bit like bottle maturation of s fine wine but a much faster process !


i love all of the subtle nuances of coffee and how one man's pleasure can be another man's poison, but also all of the fine attributes that need to be attended to and adjusted for along the way !

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« Reply #30 on: 01/08/2017, 02:46 PM »
It's incredible the difference rest can make! One coffee I roasted was barely drinkable the first 5 days or so post-roast, left it until day 8 and it was a WORLD of difference... And yet other beans are fine to drink from day 2 haha funny that!
But it truly is fun, patience I'm finding is paramount XD
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« Reply #31 on: 01/08/2017, 06:05 PM »
Been roasting for about two years. I have a little Rostmeister roaster, ..has a little barrel and a heatgun style config. It's great fun .. chaff, smoke and chaos !

Green beans are cheaper yes .. I have also just stuck to single origins so that I can get an idea of what I can eventually blend.

I usually go just past first crack and then watch it like a hawk .. I can do about 300g at a time before it overloads the roaster, too much and the roast is uneven. at 250-300g it gives a pretty good result.

Does anyone have the same roaster .. I havent seen any around my area!

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« Reply #32 on: 01/08/2017, 08:32 PM »
Been roasting for about two years. I have a little Rostmeister roaster, ..has a little barrel and a heatgun style config. It's great fun .. chaff, smoke and chaos !

Green beans are cheaper yes .. I have also just stuck to single origins so that I can get an idea of what I can eventually blend.

I usually go just past first crack and then watch it like a hawk .. I can do about 300g at a time before it overloads the roaster, too much and the roast is uneven. at 250-300g it gives a pretty good result.

Does anyone have the same roaster .. I havent seen any around my area!

Hi mate and welcome! I've ne really heard of one let alone seen one.  Why don't you post some pics :)
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« Reply #33 on: 01/08/2017, 08:47 PM »
I have evaluated that Rostmeister coffee roaster for a retailer that was considering to stock it
It was several years ago

The makers recommend beans that have had some processing that removes the husk or the roaster will struggle

I think I may have posted my review here on this forum
Also a photo from the net as a reference


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« Reply #34 on: 01/08/2017, 09:08 PM »
Wooow.. that looks REALLY cool! Does that top curved bit close over the drum or does it stay open? Very swish!
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« Reply #35 on: 01/08/2017, 09:17 PM »
Simon see this next photo

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« Reply #36 on: 01/08/2017, 09:25 PM »
Ah right thanks for that, fascinating setup!
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« Reply #37 on: 04/08/2017, 07:59 PM »
I'm not 100% sure why to be honest. Maybe that's just where I landed when I fell down the rabbit hole?
I love coffee. It's as simple as that.

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« Reply #38 on: 04/08/2017, 08:00 PM »
What point do you guys (and gals) roast to?
I'm usually around The Coffee Forum (TCF) 10-12. That's a new index for us. See pic below.


Also you might want to credit that photo cause I'm pretty sure that chart will be copyright protected.
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« Reply #39 on: 04/08/2017, 08:03 PM »
Good point Leroy.
Here's the source: http://cyberiancafe.com/roast


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