[Homeroast] First Annual HB Home Roasting Competition

Edward Bourgeois edbourgeois at gmail.com
Sat Jan 16 21:21:16 CST 2010


+1
This is an awesome task and Jim really thought it out well. I was more
than willing to help as I would with anything Tom needed help with.
This is the first go at it and I can see it grow into something much
more grand in the future.

On Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 10:03 PM, John A C Despres
<johndespres at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
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>>>>>  --
>>>>>  Ed Bourgeois aka farmroast
>>>>>  Amherst MA.
>>>>>  http://coffee-roasting.blogspot.com/
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>> --
>> -Tom
>>
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