[Homeroast] First Annual HB Home Roasting Competition

Mike Chester mchet at charter.net
Sun Feb 28 11:19:13 CST 2010


miKe,

Now that the competition is over, would you share how you would have roasted 
and blended if you were entering this competition?

Mike Chester

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Subject: Re: [Homeroast] First Annual HB Home Roasting Competition

> Agree espresso blends can and do have a wide variation in optimum rest 
> time.
> Yet I don't find Jim's methodology kooky at all, but rather a way of
> eliminating differing rest times as a final product variable. A few days
> rest either way can make a noticeable difference in the cup, especially in
> competition! AND if a person chooses they can specify a different rest
> method. For instance if I were entering an espresso blend using those 4
> beans I'd request 7 days ambient, then frozen, then 2 days out of freezer.
> Why? While the competition selected beans are not the exact same beans 
> they
> are the same countries of origin, varietals and bean processing method 
> beans
> I currently use in my 4 bean 5 roast post roast Organic Delirium blend. 7
> days ambient then frozen, then out for 2 days is how I target my 5 
> pounders
> hitting my Cafés hoppers with Delirium with usage expected equivalent rest
> days 9 through 10 or so.
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
>> [mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On
>> Behalf Of Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
>> Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2010 5:27 PM
>> To: A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules
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>> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] First Annual HB Home Roasting Competition
>>
>> It seems pretty kooky but I understand the logic, kind of. I mean,
>> there is no way to receive all that coffee and have it roasted on par
>> in terms of age. I am not sure this freezing is necessary for
>> espresso though since it has a wider latitude in terms of rest. I
>> have blends I really like at 10 days, not 5 or 7. Anyway, gad to see
>> them taking the lead on this. It's something I would love to do but
>> time and travels in my current schedule are really onerous. Just
>> returned from a week in Costa Rica and found some amazing new
>> coffees, including a spontaneous cross between Geisha and Caturra
>> that is amazing!
>>
>> Tom
>>
>> >**Unless otherwise instructed, Espresso entries will be defrosted so
>> >that one week non-freezer time will have elapsed from the roasting
>> >date to the judging date. Judges will determine the best tasting dose
>> >and grind for each entry. If you want your entry to be handled in a
>> >different way, please include instructions.**
>> >7 total days from roast to cup, not counting days frozen if they
>> >arrive much earlier. Not 7 days after being frozen. Unless you prefer
>> >a shorter time and state it.  Most blends peak around 7 days
>> >Ed
>> >
>> >On Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 6:30 PM, John Mac
>> <johnt.mac at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >>  Ed-
>> >>  It says that they will freeze and then defrost the roasted coffee?
>> >>  And the espresso roasts will sit around for a week after
>> being defrosted
>> >>  before being judged.
>> >>  What are they thinking over at HB?
>> >>
>> >>  Are they trying to ruin the beans?
>> >>
>> >>  John in Nor Cal
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>  On Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 11:44 AM, Edward Bourgeois
>> >><edbourgeois at gmail.com>wrote:
>> >>
>> >>>  A great opportunity to blend and home roast some SM
>> coffees and have
>> >>>  them cupped and scored with comments. We can't get together at
>> >>>  roasting retreats like the Pros. But this competition is
>> very much
>> >>>  modeled after the annual roast off they have at their retreat.
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>>http://www.home-barista.com/home-roasting/first-annual-hb-h
>> ome-roasting-competition-t13074.html
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