[Homeroast] Response to flavor
peatmonster at comcast.net
Mon Aug 18 08:47:23 CDT 2014
I'm in complete agreement, Clark. I always taste my roasts right after
emerging from the roaster. There can be light, volatile flavors at that
time that vanish in a few hours. Sometimes these flavors are spectacular,
other times less so. In any case, it's interesting to periodically taste
the same batch as it ages. Over a week, the same roast tastes slightly
different each day. Day 3 is usually the low point after which flavors
develop increasingly until 5-7 days have elapsed. For me, darker roasts go
through this cycle sooner than lighter roasts.
Thanks for the insight John. That reminds me; I must say some of my most
memorable cups have been at a roastery fresh out the roaster- no rest at
all! Was it simply the excitement of the situation and the environment?
maybe. But then again, that's all part of "flavor" right?
Sight, presentation, aroma, circumstance, etc.
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