[Homeroast] espresso roast profiles

Yakster yakster at gmail.com
Sat Jan 2 12:31:31 CST 2010


I think that this video from James Hoffmann documenting the Coffee
Collective in Denmark skimming the crema off is the source:

http://www.jimseven.com/2009/07/06/video-1-crema/

I normally leave the crema on, myself.

-Chris

On Sat, Jan 2, 2010 at 10:22 AM, Barry Luterman <lutermanb at gmail.com> wrote:

> A few months ago someone posted a u tube video about the taste of crema
> ruining a shot.
> Does any one still have the URL? It might be useful for us to see it again.
> On Sat, Jan 2, 2010 at 4:23 AM, Mike Koenig <koenig.mike at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Depends heavily on the bean,  most of my roasts for espresso lately are
> in
> > the FC / FC+ range, often stopping just before 2nd crack, but I usually
> > rely
> > on Tom's roast notes.  I typically try for about 4-5 mintues between 1st
> > crack and end of roast (regardless of how dark) if I'm roasting something
> > specifically for espresso (usuallly it's Tom's blends).   This was some
> > advice from miKe, and my shots have improved considerably since I've
> > started
> > doing that.
> >
> > Dont worry about crema - it's overrated and tastes like dreck anyway.
> >
> > --mike
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Fri, Jan 1, 2010 at 5:51 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
> > Espresso
> > > 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.
> >  As
> > > i said, i've had some decent SO's from City+ all the way to the first
> > couple
> > > of pops of the 2nd crack.  But a lot of my espressos DO end up with a
> > pale
> > > crema and not that dark brown/amber color i'm seeking.  Thanks!
> > >
> > > Michael B
> > > b'ham, AL
> > >
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