[Homeroast] How long do you rest your roast?

g paris pchforever at gmail.com
Wed Aug 18 12:27:37 CDT 2010

Hi Terry:

I think this is a very personal thing...

resting has no limit other then maybe 4 weeks out!

I had roasted a batch of Horse that had a hint of blueberry in the first
batch; the second batch
I put into a mason jar and forgot it was there.

about 18 days later I can across the jar, dropped some in the grinder
and had the most fabulous cup of blueberry I have ever tasted.

someone else mentioned resting until it is gone and I do that with my solis
I roast maybe 1/2 pound, toss it in the solis grinder side and it get used
over a period of maybe 4
or 5 days; so I taste it right away and then 5 days later so I feel I get a
range of flavors.

I just got some Harrer from CHAD and plan on roasting some and leaving it
for 2 weeks
to see how it goes and if I get a huge blueberry flavor that this particular
coffee is said to have.


On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 2:47 PM, Starfinder Stanley <coffee at starf.org>wrote:

> I guess I rest them until I run out, then I roast more.  Usually that seems
> to be less than a week, and as others have said, I enjoy the evolution of
> the cuppa over that time, just as I enjoy the evolution of the cuppa over
> the 15-20 minutes I take to drink it.  It's amazing what a multilayered
> experience we can get from just a single varietal, when you think about
> it....  I think most beans start to get a little long in the tooth after
> about 2 weeks; some still taste quite nice, but some of the unique notes
> have wandered off, and it can be a bit more difficult to ID the varietal by
> taste alone.  I usually seal in a mason and rest them at cool room temp...
> if it were hotter, I might keep them in the fridge.  I find that
> refrigerating the beans makes them taste a week old immediately, but they
> are more stable for longer....
> As far as darker roasts, once the oils surface, they seem to go rancid
> pretty darned quickly, one reason char-bucks can taste so nasty....  So no
> rest for the wicked seems like good advice there.  Or at least, as little
> rest as possible.
> ...Starfinder
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