[Homeroast] Best resting time for espresso

Mike Koenig koenig.mike at gmail.com
Wed Oct 6 16:08:13 CDT 2010

I find that it depends on the varietal, and how dark it's roasted.  Usually
I rest at least 3 days for espresso, but beyond that the "best" time can be
pretty variable.


On Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 12:08 PM, 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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