[Homeroast] City? City +? Full City?
Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
sweetmarias at sweetmarias.com
Sat Feb 20 23:33:09 CST 2010
>> My concern is communication amongst us home coffee roasters. My Full City +
>> may be your Full City. Yet your Full City may come after 2nd crack and my
>> Full City is before 2nd is remotely near.
That's an issue among shop roasters and commercial roasters. I
remember being in a store with Equal Exchange coffee, a bin label
reading "Full City Roast" and glossy black oily coffee in side with a
nice thick coating of oil on the lucite itself ... Anyway, we try to
set a standard but it is hard to do so in either temperatures or
colors, since those vary by roast system and by coffee type,
varietal, etc. While it seems a bit sloppy, I think talking about it
relative to the audible cracks makes sense, but in a way its best to
combine all the factors to try to fill in the gaps - no one factor
can really designate degree of roast in and of itself. I have been
working on printed cards for a long time, but had too much trouble
getting finished prints that are a decent color match.
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