[Homeroast] espresso roast profiles
ghollrigel at gmail.com
Fri Jan 1 18:14:48 CST 2010
I've been playing mostly around FC/FC+ (just at the very beginning of 2nd
crack). This has worked well for many beans in the past. However, with
Treble Response and Waw Bukan Main, I have not had good results, even in
view of Tom's recommendations. Basically, the crema is very thin and
dissipates fast, even when I get nice tiger striping. After reading some
comments on Behmor roasting for the Workshop blends, I decided to roast a
bit longer into 2nd crack (about 10-20 seconds). I have a batch of Workshop
#7 and SO Sumatra that I roasted like that ready to pull for shots
tomorrow. So I've got my fingers crossed.
I've also played around with P2, P3, and P4 quite a bit. With P2, I get
more divots. I've been very happy with P3 and P4, eventhough the time to
1st crack is quite a bit longer (around 13 minutes).
But, I think FC should work for most - maybe work on extending the time
between 1st and 2nd, and aim to end, just before 2nd crack starts.
These are just my personal thoughts/preferences.
On Fri, Jan 1, 2010 at 2:54 PM, Yakster <yakster at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've been playing with City+ to Full City, but I use a slower profile like
> P3 on a Behmor for espresso.
> I'm just starting espresso roasts, though, so I'm no expert.
> On Fri, Jan 1, 2010 at 2:51 PM, michael brown <disracer at msn.com> wrote:
> > Okay, so i know that espresso is a beverage and not a coffee or color.
> > I've had some great S.O. espressos around City+. Looking at Tom's
> > Tip's pages i see that too light of a roast can produce a pale crema
> which i
> > sometimes also get. So my question for discussion is, to what degree of
> > roast do you take your for-espresso beans? I refuse to burn my beans and
> > take them into the black, oily region. Tried that, not doing it again.
> > i said, i've had some decent SO's from City+ all the way to the first
> > of pops of the 2nd crack. But a lot of my espressos DO end up with a
> > crema and not that dark brown/amber color i'm seeking. Thanks!
> > Michael B
> > b'ham, AL
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