[Homeroast] Roasting with a Pro

Robert Yoder robotyonder at hotmail.com
Wed Oct 13 00:11:24 CDT 2010


Hi, Hank,
 
What a great story!  
 
Could you provide some detail about what parameters the roaster logged?
 
Happy Roasting,
 
robert 
 
> Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2010 23:20:41 -0500
> From: hankperkins at gmail.com
> To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> Subject: [Homeroast] Roasting with a Pro
> 
> I was in Pensacola FL over the weekend and stopped at The Drowsy Poet
> on Brent Lane. First off this is a serious coffee shop. I got to
> know the guy that runs the place. Serious coffee guy who attended
> coffee school in Portland OR before they opened. When I came in he
> was running the espresso machine. He knew how to pull a real shot.
> While talking to him he invited me to come back Monday morning and
> hang out with the head roaster. They have a Diedrich roaster which
> they run Monday through Friday. Watching this guy roast changed my
> view of roasting. He kept a log of the roaster state every 30 seconds
> during the roast. He told me he had logs for every batch he had ever
> roasted. That big roaster had me drooling. Wow what control, what a
> beast.
> 
> Now I am wishing I could control my Behmor the way he could on the
> Diedrich. It was truly fascinating.
> 
> One thing it did confirm, I definitely want a small shop roaster. Now
> just to figure out how to do it.
> 
> If you hit the FL Gulf Coast the Drowsy Poet is a must stop.
> 
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