[Homeroast] Taste test Quest

Jeff Bensen jbensen-0007 at xemaps.com
Sat Jan 29 19:02:42 CST 2011

Barry -

I am interested to hear your tasting notes as these coffees rest. Was 
the Behmor roast done on the same day?

I just roasted the first of my A-list coffees in the Quest today and 
am anxious to see what it tastes like.

Your approach of comparing roasts between the Quest and your previous 
roaster is interesting. I will set up an 'experiment' next weekend 
roasting the same coffee in my modified iRoast1 and the Quest to see 
what differences I can detect.

-- Jeff Bensen
    Palm Bay, FL

At 01:00 PM 1/29/2011, Barry Luterman wrote:
>Finally, I had enough confidence in the Quest to try a roast with 
>one of my A list coffees. I used Bali Kintamani Wet Hulled Arabica. 
>The reason I chose this coffee was that I had a pound of it roasted 
>in the Behmor and could do a side by side taste test.
>Side by side taste tests reveal these scores are certainly valid for 
>the Behmor roasted cup. However, the Quest brewed cup was 
>considerably brighter and cleaner than the Behmor cup. 
>Unfortunately, both my wife and I are not big fans of bright 
>coffees. We tend to shy away from the Africans and were attracted to 
>the Bali for its rich chocolate tones rather than the fruits. I will 
>let the roast rest another 2 days and try again. Right now I know it 
>will not pull a good shot of espresso. I will hold off another 3 or 
>4 days before attempting pulling a shot with it. So far however, 
>there is quite a noticeable difference in the cupping of the same 
>bean from the 2 different roasters.

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