[Homeroast] Are there coffees that make good espressowithlittle rest?

miKe mcKoffee mcKona at comcast.net
Fri Oct 15 11:55:59 CDT 2010


Make that 4x5=40# batches.... 

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> [mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On 
> Behalf Of miKe mcKoffee
> Sent: Friday, October 15, 2010 9:40 AM
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> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Are there coffees that make good 
> espressowithlittle rest?
> 
> To illustrate Bry's point the past week (Last Friday through 
> today Friday)
> I've roasted 134# (four 4x8 40# batches - 160greens) of our 
> main Delirium
> espresso blend. Roasts date staggered 10/8-10-13-15 so it's 
> always hitting
> the hopper(s) 7 to 9 days rests. I'll roast another 40=33.5 Sunday...
> 
> Home you can roast ahead by roasting larger amount and 
> freezing portions to
> take out as needed. Either freeze directly after roasting to 
> take out and
> then rest OR rest to desired usage rest and freeze for 
> immediate use from
> freezer.
> 
> At one time I used the freezer method for our first café. 
> Went two years
> with every shot pulled being previously frozen keeping the 
> window tight. Far
> superior to pulling too fresh or stale beans. Now with three 
> coffeehouses
> and some wholesale accts (though all but one wholesale run 
> D'Spro) no need
> to keep days rest rotation good and still roast optimum batch size for
> efficiency.
> 
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> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com 
> > [mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On 
> > Behalf Of Bryan Wray
> > 
> > Nope, not really, lol.
> > Depends on what you're into, but for the most part it's 
> > pointless to pull it before 4 days rest.  It shouldn't be 
> > "bad" before then, but it's just going to be a tiny sliver of 
> > what you could have if you actually let it go out 7-12 days 
> > like it should.
> > Darker roasts are going to do better at less rest because you 
> > are breaking down the cell walls further and allowing them to 
> > deteriorate at an accelerated pace, but even then, before 3 
> > days is kind of a shame.
> > Draw a "roast more" line on your storage containers.  If you 
> > drop below the line, roast more.  Or roast enough for 2 weeks 
> > tomorrow and roast on (example) Saturdays from now on going 
> > forward, roasting enough for a full week every time.
> > It's great to roast your own, save a little money and have a 
> > new hobby, but you do still have to structure and plan ahead 
> > to get the most out of it.  Otherwise everything just kind of 
> > tastes like sharp, effervescent lemon grass and plain ole "brown." 
> > -bry
> > 
> > _______________________
> > 
> > Bryan Wray
> > 
> > Compass Coffee
> > 
> > 360.831.1480
> > 
> > Bryan at CompassCoffeeRoasting.com
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > It is my hope that people realize that coffee is more than 
> > just a caffeine delivery service, it can be a culinary art- 
> > Chris Owens
> > 
> > --- On Fri, 10/15/10, slinkster <slinkster at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 
> > From: slinkster <slinkster at gmail.com>
> > Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Are there coffees that make good 
> > espresso with little rest?
> > To: "A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules 
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> > <homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>
> > Date: Friday, October 15, 2010, 8:15 AM
> > 
> >  I'm drinking Espresso Monkey right now on two days of rest.  
> > It's pretty fine!
> > > I admit it; I am am a poor planner.  I often find myself in 
> > a situation where I have about 1-2 days worth of espresso 
> > beans left.  Waiting a week before having another latte is 
> > not an option.  I would like to be able to roast something 
> > that will still be great with 1-2 days of rest while I let my 
> > main espresso beans rest longer.
> > 
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