[Homeroast] How long do you rest your roast?

Dan Kellgren dkellgren at gmail.com
Tue Aug 17 06:33:31 CDT 2010


I too, am more of Andy's style.  I rest them 24 hours in the SM tin with
de-gas valve.  Then they have 2-3 weeks before they need to be gone.  Peak
for me is usually days 3-10.  My 1/2 lb. of the Ethiopia Sidamo Shoye Union
(DP) has amazing fruity characters right at days 2,3,4,5.

Dan


On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 3:11 AM, Andy Thomas <adt0611 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> I don't rest coffee at all. I drink it over a period of about two weeks
> after
> roasting -- usually starting the next day, say 12 hours -- and I notice and
> enjoy the flavor development or deterioration, or whatever. But I do not
> intentionally hold it for x days before divng in.
>
>     Perhaps a rule of thumb might be "bigger flavor = longer shelf life."
> In
> other words, coffee that is more intense to begin with might last longer.
> I've
> had some Kenya and Sumatra coffee that tasted great after 3 weeks, but most
> coffees are pretty flat at 3 weeks, even if they taste wonderful at 2-5
> days.
>
>
> Andy
>
>
>
>
> ________________________________
> From: Terry <mrhomn at yahoo.com>
> To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> Sent: Mon, August 16, 2010 12:45:47 PM
> Subject: [Homeroast] How long do you rest your roast?
>
> I am currently working on an unplanned coffee experiment.  Every summer my
> family meets for a family reunion camp out.  We all share the
> responsibility of
> supplying food for meals.  This year I decided to share my home roasted
> coffee.
>
> I roasted several batches over two days of my favorite Sumatra and planned
> 4-5
> days rest.  Not knowing how much to roast I decided it was ok to have too
> much.
>
> Indeed I did.  Today I am a full two weeks into the rest period, and I am
> pleasantly surprised with how great this coffee tastes.  I drink a cup or
> two a
> day and I have enough to last most of this week.  That could be 20 days
> worth of
>
> beans out of this roast.  I plan to continue my normal coffee drinking
> pace.  I
> just can't resist the curiosity.
>
>
> -Terry
>
>
>
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