[Homeroast] Jimma

Dave Ehrenkranz daveehr at mac.com
Wed Oct 13 22:29:32 CDT 2010

I ordered 20 lbs of this Sunday and it arrived today! Interesting it came in 4 five pound plastic bags and they included a 20LB cloth bag. My experience is 20 lb orders normally come in the cloth bag. I assume they have already put this bean into smaller quantities as they are running low on it. Glad I got my order in. Thanks Mike!
I had been following this bean on the forum.
I was trying to decide if I should order some Jimma (it became available just after I ordered many beans from SM) as the 20 Lbs of the Ethiopia Gr.3 Dry Process Yirga Cheffe I ordered last Dec is almost gone. 

I tried to copy Ricky's method below. I used 227 grams of greens in my Behmor. I used setting P1, pre-heated the roaster with Chaffe tray (original chaffe tray - I don't like the new ones) in roaster. I used profile P1 with a starting time of 16 minutes. 1C started with about 3min 49 sec left on timer.  Based on what others said I opened the door often to try to stop the roast from taking off. I thought 1C was ending with about 1 min left and stopped the roast (hit cool button) with 55 seconds left of timer. I thought I may have heard more cracks after the cool cycle started.

I ended up with 193 grams of beans which look look to me they may be at FC.

Now I will try to resist sampling and let them sit for a couple of days.

I agree the P2 profile may be the thing for this bean if we can hit the timing correctly.


On Oct 13, 2010, at 4:26 AM, ricky carter wrote:

> 226 gram load,  P1
> I started opening the door just before the 1st outlier pops of 1st (you can
> hear some beans hiss), time would have been around 11:30.  I open the door
> pretty far, almost to the 1st stop, around a 45 degree angle.  only for a
> few seconds at this point to prevent the beans from gaining too much more
> energy.
> Once 1st started in earnest, i opened the door to 45 degrees on and off
> pretty much all the way through 1st. It's hard to tell you exactly, and I'm
> not sure it's advisable as your roasting environment is going to be
> different.
> I hit the 1st crack time with this load, and was able to stretch to his
> recommended 3:15 to EOR without hitting second crack, but this bean
> definitely points out the limitations of the Behmor.  It might also be worth
> experimenting more with P2 to see if this profile can be done more
> consistently on that setting.
> I got a decent cup, drinking now @ about 60 hours post roast.  Not perfect,
> may be some stalling issues, but decent.  Maybe I can order a lb of roasted
> beans from MiKe to compare against!  :D
> I think a Quest M3 or Hottop would give much better results on this bean,
> the Behmor is great for the right bean, but it's not going to do justice to
> a bean that doesn't fit the "mold" .
> Good Luck!

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