[Homeroast] Finished roast color coding relevance > Is it just me?

John A C Despres johndespres at gmail.com
Sun Mar 7 11:25:13 CST 2010

I suppose we could mix it up in any direction we like. Art to science,
science to art.

I'm a sculptor, building mobiles tiny to 40 feet across. I'm not a
physicist, but I use practical physics while balancing a particular piece
and I also use the math necessary to complete a sculpture. I am not a
physicist making sculpture. I am a sculptor using a very limited amount of
science to help me along. The end result? Art. (Good or bad, you decide...)

Our paths to a good cup of coffee can be similar or not, but in discussing
the finished roast, how do we go about it using a language we all

Just out of curiosity, does anyone on this list besides possibly Thom own an
Agtron system? If not, why are *we* even discussing it here except as a


On Sun, Mar 7, 2010 at 11:05 AM, miKe mcKoffee <mcKona at comcast.net> wrote:

> Virtually all culinary forms are art AND science. Including every facet of
> coffee from soil to cup. The greater the understanding of the science the
> higher the art can soar. Without one the other suffers, nothing exists in a
> vacuum.
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> > John, some people just like to attempt to reduce an art to a science.
> > Roasting an agricultural crop is an art.
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