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Subject: Coffee Roasting
Date Posted: 8/10/2011 8:41 PM ET
Member Since: 8/12/2009
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Hello!

I just got my coffee roaster and a few different samples of coffee. I was just wondering if anyone had any tips for me before I start roasting? I'm using the Nesco Pro 800W coffee roaster, because it's supposed to be good for beginniers, and emits very little smoke.

I'd also love to hear about your experiences!

Date Posted: 8/10/2011 9:22 PM ET
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I have never done this, sounds like fun.  Have you read the Coffeehouse Mysteries by Cleo Coyle?  She has a lot of coffee lore and tips in those books, nice cozy reads.  I did learn that the darker the roast, the less caffiene.  Never knew that!!  But it explains why Breakfast Blends are usually lighter.

Date Posted: 8/11/2011 12:46 AM ET
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No, but I'll definitely put that book on my TBR pile! I never knew that either, I guess I have a lot to learn! I love the flavor of dark roasts though. I really can't wait to play around!

Date Posted: 8/21/2011 12:45 AM ET
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Have fun with your new toy!    Keep a log book of the type of bean you roast & how it was roasted along with how you brewed it and what you thought of the roast.

 

We use a hot air popcorn popper.  Haven't roasted in a while.

 

Different roasts taste different at different temperatures.  Dh and I were just amazed by that when we started roasting.

 

 

Date Posted: 8/21/2011 6:30 PM ET
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My roaster got returned becuase they couldn't find my address, but they have re-sent it. I got my beans though and I made them in a cast iron pan. Its amazing how different all of the beans taste, and how fresh it is!!

Thank you for the log idea, I never even thought about that but you are so right :)