[Homeroast] Quest: Engineer v Artisan, or Engineer + Artisan?

Josh Schwartz veganjosh at gmail.com
Tue Feb 15 00:21:14 CST 2011

Actually I'd say that's anything but the case. The thing I like most about
the Quest over my previous roasters is that it's a very manual roast. I'm a
very technically-oriented person, but I roast on my Quest entirely by
time/temp/sight/smell and get very good results.

On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 12:08 AM, Robert Yoder <robotyonder at hotmail.com>wrote:

> Greetings, all, and thank you for the continuing wealth of useful
> information!
> I really hope to own and operate a Quest, but it's not yet in the cards for
> me.  Even if it became available to me, the next step of
> hyper-instrumentation might take awhile to materialize.
> I'm imagining that coffee-roasting has existed since long before digital
> thermocouples and their accoutrements.  Is it possible that the Quest M3
> requires these inputs? Software?  A MAC?   I wonder how/if the roaster might
> be used by us old analog-types?  Or is the consensus that the roaster's
> results, absent augmentative instrumentation, must be inferior? (I do
> concede, that, in some cases, instrumentation can help replicate an
> artisan-developed roast profile, and I'm glad to hear about it, in the
> off-chances that I will have a Quest, and, later, have the ancillaries.)
> Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!  A special Happy Valentine's Day wish to
> Tom, Maria, BOO, Derek and the rest of the SM Staff!
> I just love the way you serve coffee!
> robert yoder
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