[Homeroast] Costa Rican City roast

Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee sweetmarias at sweetmarias.com
Thu Feb 25 21:50:22 CST 2010

Which particular coffee was it? Also, remember that ambient 
temperature and humidity can effect those drum roasts a lot. maybe 
the characteristics of the finish were affected by these factors (?) 

>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.
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