[Homeroast] hazmat blends of *$
Ryan M. Ward
silvercro_magnon at hotmail.com
Sun Mar 7 14:57:40 CST 2010
Ivan, I can certainly relate to and respect your frustrations. I do think that repeatability, although with its many advantages, does get overdone sometimes.
But I think the original poster has proposed a very valid question- exactly what is a Full City roast. As of now, because we don't have a uniform standard, I could say that I have roasted a Full City and that could mean something different to each of us. Considering the number of variables that go into a roast, I hold that this question is not trivial, but equal not unimportant. Standards, such as the Agtron system allow us to define a language with which to speak.
I will have to think about your egg analogy a bit before I can respond to it.
Ryan M. Ward
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> Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2010 15:18:23 -0500
> From: scizen at gmail.com
> To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> Subject: [Homeroast] hazmat blends of *$
> "...hazmat blends of *$"
> Ok, I say RayO gets the daily Pulitzer for that one. I hope you don't mind
> me repeating that elsewhere.
> When is an egg over-easy, over-medium, or over-hard? I guess I need to get
> an Agtron in my kitchen to know when all my foods are cooked the same.
> IMHO, Extreme repeatability in any food processing, whether coffee,
> restaurant recipes, or whatever, is a commercially driven desire. I have to
> agree with the the view that homeroasting is a corrective to this drive.
> Call it the McDonaldization of culture, but I'm sick and tired of extreme
> repeatability because it creates a monotonous culture. Sure, we expect it
> for Henry Ford kinds of production where it is essential.
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