[Homeroast] Sour coffee taste

Tom Ulmer tom at transtate.us
Sat Mar 26 08:21:25 CDT 2011

Without knowing any other details it seems to me the roast was a bit rushed.

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Subject: [Homeroast] Sour coffee taste

Hi all,

I'd like to ask for some help/advice regarding a recent roast.  I picked up
some green Mexican Chiapas from a local roaster and used it to christen my
Quest (after a few batches of Tom's Thumbs Down.)  I took the beans to FC -
8 min to 1st, 11 to finish.  The flavor is OK, but there is a sour taste on
the finish.  Not the standard acidic bite on the front of the tongue, but
rather in the back.  Is this simply a question of bean quality or can this
sourness be caused by something in the roasting technique.  I brewed with
both French press and manual drip with the same results so I don't believe
the brewing method is the culprit.  Any ideas?


p.s.  Great listserv.  This group has really helped me improve my roasting.
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