[Homeroast] Resting coffees after roast
peatmonster at comcast.net
Tue Mar 23 00:01:23 CDT 2010
My mileage >is< different! (grin)
I have had great coffee with beans still warm from the roaster. That's
often when drifty, volatile flavors are alive never to be seen again. With
a coffee where this is most evident, I notice a drop in flavor at about 1-2
days, then it peaks with low notes (minus the volatiles) at 3-4 days where
it starts a decline.
It has been quite interesting to taste the different flavors at various
ages. I hesitate to embrace any rules of thumb, only that the flavors are
time dependent. It's worth defying conventional wisdom and cupping some
> And I can't think of anyone that says drink the coffee immediately after
> roasting. The recommendations I've heard are to let it rest, sometimes at
> least 48 hours before it's really drinkable.
> My roasts increase their flavor from 24 hours out to almost a week,
> sometimes longer. I've never had a roast last longer than 10 days or so
> and I can't say what happens after that.
> Your mileage may vary.
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