[Homeroast] Is it just me?
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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
"to absurdity and beyond!"
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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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