[Homeroast] Best resting time for espresso

Rich rich-mail at octoxol.com
Wed Oct 6 15:05:01 CDT 2010


Short answer is No.  You experiment on each batch to find the best time 
period.

Rubens Gardelli 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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