[Homeroast] cooling the roast

Joseph Robertson theotherjo at gmail.com
Thu Aug 26 00:45:04 CDT 2010


miKe,
after that well described experience and unfortunately missed experience by
me I don't think I understand which you liked the most over Panama Esmeralda
Geisha, was it the Robusta or the jarred up hot "baked the ISH to foul
oblivion" bean?
Joe

On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 10:23 PM, miKe mcKoffee <mcKona at comcast.net> wrote:

> Some may recall it's even worse than Allon alludes to, proved quite
> claringly at PNWGII '04.
>
> Tom brought cupping samples of a bunch of Panama coffees he was checking
> out. We cupped them with Tom getting to help decide which he was going to
> bring in to offer on SM. There were two "ringers" in the Panama cupping.
> One
> a stellar Robusta sample Tom had roasted, and the other what many
> considered
> at the time THE BEST coffee in the world (ISH) which was roasted and sealed
> in a mason jar hot with zero cooling. (Alchemist John's dasturdly idea and
> deed:) During the cupping to a person everyone selected the same coffee as
> the worst and everyone thought it was the Robusta. Nope, it was the
> mistreated ISH. Sealing hot had baked the ISH to foul oblivion. FWIW good
> ISH (which I haven't had in 5 years) is the only coffee I'd take over
> Panama
> Esmeralda Gesha.
>
> Indeed properly (within ~5min) cooling the roast to room temp is mandatory
> before sealing.
>
> Slave to the Bean miKe mcKoffee
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> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> > [mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On
> > Behalf Of Allon Stern
> >
> > While the beans are still hot, roasting is still happening.
> > Decisively cooling the beans will stop the roast at that point.
> > Oxygen isn't the #1 enemy. TIME is. I'm not saying that
> > oxygen doesn't play a role, but you can leave your beans in
> > an open jar for a while and not worry about it. You don't
> > have to rush them into a sealed container right after the
> > roast at the expense of not cooling them.
> >
> > If you are in doubt, then conduct an experiment - take a
> > roast, put half in a jar and seal it immediately, put the
> > other half on a cool aluminum cookie sheet. When you've
> > gotten back from putting the jar the fridge, the beans on the
> > tray should be cool. If not, stir them around a bit until
> > they're cool enough to handle. You might even blow a fan on
> > them, and get them down to room temp pretty quickly. Then
> > seal them in a jar and leave it on the countertop.
> >
> > Wait one week.
> >
> > Prepare two cups of coffee, one from each batch.
> > Taste them both paying close attention, take notes.
> >
> > Report.
> > -
> > allon
>
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