[Homeroast] Costa Rican City roast

Jim Gundlach pecanjim at bellsouth.net
Thu Feb 25 10:51:03 CST 2010

You might try giving lighter roasts a two day longer rest period  
between roasting and brewing than darker roasts.
On Feb 25, 2010, at 10:36 AM, Mark Jones wrote:

> Good morning everyone:
> With the snow approaching, I'm hoping it doesn't hold up my SM  
> order. That would give me the sweats for sure knowing it'll be late.  
> I've not been a 100% thrilled with my past few roasts. I currently  
> am trying to finish up a city roast from Costa Rica. The taste is  
> somewhat on the bitter side or possibly a heavy citrus taste. My  
> palate my be out of whack with this roast. I roasted 1/2lb on P1 and  
> tried to get it close to 2:20 once I heard 1C start, but I was only  
> able to get it to 1:30 once I heard 1C thereby turning out a light  
> roast. Based on SM pictorial chart of bean roasts, I'm pretty much a  
> City or just shy of a City + roast. Would the roast cause the  
> somewhat bitter taste or is this flavor due to the bean origin? In  
> thoughts of it possibly being my brewer, I have a 2 week old Brew  
> Central by Cuisinart; its a really nice looking brewer with a black  
> brushed metal casing. I always add one extra scoop per cup of water  
> for some umph.
> Thoughts?
> Mark
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