[Homeroast] Costa Rican City roast

Mark Jones mpj100 at comcast.net
Thu Feb 25 10:55:44 CST 2010


Is there a standard rest period for roasts? 

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From: "Jim Gundlach" <pecanjim at bellsouth.net> 
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Sent: Thursday, February 25, 2010 11:51:03 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Costa Rican City roast 

You might try giving lighter roasts a two day longer rest period 
between roasting and brewing than darker roasts. 
pecan 
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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