[Homeroast] Best resting time for espresso

Joseph Robertson theotherjo at gmail.com
Wed Oct 6 14:53:00 CDT 2010


Rubens,
You may find this an interesting read. Current article on the subject.

http://www.theatlantic.com/food/archive/2010/10/the-coffee-storage-conundrum-how-to-keep-beans-fresh/64118/2/

Joe

On Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 9:08 AM, Rubens Gardelli <rubens.gardelli at yahoo.it>wrote:

> Hello, I'm an Italian newbe micro-roaster and barista as well.
>
> My question is simple: what is the "best" resting time after roasting a
> coffee for espresso shots?
>
> Here in Italy there are certifications of quality that requires roasters to
> proper rest their coffee for at least 7 days, while I read a lot of
> material
> about the peak of flavour being after 24 hours, then slowly descending.
>
> Someone says 3 days, some other says 7 days during the winter, someone says
> it depends on humidity and room temperature where the coffe is going to
> rest, someone says it depends on the season....
>
> Is there a scientific non-human biased answer to this question?
>
> Thanks.
>
> Rubens Gardelli
>
>
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