[Homeroast] Resting coffees after roast

Joseph Robertson theotherjo at gmail.com
Mon Mar 22 14:22:12 CDT 2010

The only hard fast rule I hold to is this:
Roast your beans, brew and drink your coffee, do it again and again till
that roast is gone. Enjoy the wonderful changes that take place each and
every day you drink it.
When I bought my Faema E61 Jubilee from an Italian sales person at a coffee
fest he told me in a salesman type of way that Americans are too crazy about
freshness. "In Italy the beans may age/develop/stale how ever you look at it
for months." I think if I travel to Italy I will pack my little IRoast after
hearing that.

On Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 11:31 AM, Allon Stern <allon at radioactive.org> wrote:

> On Mar 22, 2010, at 2:00 PM, John and Emma wrote:
> > As far as what is happening in the seeds I can't answer that. For me and
> my
> > wife when roasting to FC to FC+ we find 1 to 4 days rest is optimal.
> There
> > are changes over these few days but past 4 days the coffee becomes bland
> and
> > loses its highlights. When roasting to C to C+ we find the longer rest
> time
> > of 4 to 7 days optimal. For us you lose the grassy flavour and the
> > highlights of the beans are more distinct. Beyond 7 days rest we find
> that
> > all coffee starts to lose its unique characteristics. This is a
> generality
> > and there may be specific beans that are different.
> I dunno, I think that some coffees are just hitting their stride at 7 days.
> Then again, I like to go very light with DP coffees, and with those, I think
> a bit more rest is good. I'd say that they start to degrade after 14 days or
> so.
> Darker roasts tend to degrade (for drip) faster, I think, with the weird
> exception of espresso - espresso often likes a good bit of rest on  it,
> often at least 5 days or more. Go figure.
> I guess the only hard and fast rule is that the aging requirements vary
> greatly by bean and how it is roasted.
> -
> allon
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