[Homeroast] First Annual HB Home Roasting Competition

John A C Despres johndespres at gmail.com
Sat Jan 16 21:03:20 CST 2010


I might add Jim Shulman doesn't really make blunders. He's a good guy who
knows what he's doing.

It'll be fine, I'm sure. We can trust Jim.

John

On Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 8:27 PM, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee <
sweetmarias at sweetmarias.com> wrote:

> 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-home-roasting-competition-t13074.html
>>>>  --
>>>>  Ed Bourgeois aka farmroast
>>>>  Amherst MA.
>>>>  http://coffee-roasting.blogspot.com/
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> --
> -Tom
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