[Homeroast] Is it just me?

Ed Needham beans at homeroaster.com
Sat Mar 6 10:04:00 CST 2010

...and...and...and...hard bean, high grown coffees roast differently and 
take on a darker color much later in the roast than the less dense, lower 
grown coffees.
Ed Needham
"to absurdity and beyond!"

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jim Gundlach" <pecanjim at bellsouth.net>
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Sent: Friday, March 05, 2010 10:31 AM
Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Is it just me?

> No, it is not just you.  There are two roots to this problem.  The  first 
> is that we are talking about a continuous variable by using an  ordinal 
> scale, it is like talking about height using the categories  short, 
> medium, and tall without having exact measurements and tools to  make the 
> measurements for the categories.  The best we have, in my  opinion, are 
> SweetMaria's pictures but our computer monitors even show  them somewhat 
> differently.  The second problem is that the speed and  way of roasting 
> can produce varying degrees of difference between the  unground and ground 
> beans colors.  A very fast roast can produce less  roasted middles of the 
> beans than a slower roast and it will produce  more difference between the 
> colors of the whole and ground beans.  The  result is that we have less 
> than perfect communication when we are  writing about roasted bean colors.
>    pecan jim

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