Kendrian Junior Member Joined: 13 Oct 2013 Posts: 6 Location: Birmingham, Alabama Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Mon Oct 14, 2013, 3:02pm Subject: First roast!
I just completed my first home roast ever, using the heat gun/dog bowl method. I'd love to get lots of fancy equipment, but since I'm a college student I'm sure you can see why that's not in my budget right now. But this turned out better than I expected. Final result is somewhere between Full City+ and Vienna roast. I didn't mean to get it quite so dark, but I anticipated that I might, so the coffee is a Sumatra that probably comes through well at this roast level. Overall, I'm pleased, and I can't wait to drink it up so I can experiment some more!
It'll take some self-control not to start drinking this for 24 hours and let it rest... I did give in and cup it next to a Panama, since I hadn't tried a Sumatran coffee before, and I'm pleased that my untrained palate can still clearly tell the difference. There are no burnt/scorched flavors coming through, though I don't taste the fruitiness that Sweet Maria's notes described. Perhaps it will come with a little rest. I can't tell if there's any baking going on yet; I just don't have the experience to discern those sour or bready notes that I've read about.
Deefer Junior Member Joined: 8 Sep 2013 Posts: 4 Location: Cork, Ireland Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Mon Oct 28, 2013, 8:48am Subject: Re: First roast!
Same as me, poor student but HGDB method works well and get even roasts with it. Have tried a variety of roasts, and blending same. I must get more beans, and may get Sumatran ones, I have been using Ethiopian AA up to now. Experimenting is pretty good, and happy with the method I'm using.
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