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tonini
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Posted Wed Oct 16, 2013, 4:49pm
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Hello to all the awesome folks of coffee geek. I am in search of a list of ideas of how to better educate myself on roasting. Currently, I am closing in on the purchase of the Hottop B. It seems to be said that really its a great roaster. I just can't spend the money for a quest, just too much for me at this time. I want to find reading material to better understand roasting and flavour profiles. I realize I can keep it simple but why keep it simple? I want to educate myself to take this as far as I can. Thank you in advance to everyone and their much appreciated efforts.
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Posted Thu Oct 17, 2013, 6:03am
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I'm new to roasting as well. I've started off with Kenneth Davids' Home Coffee Roasting: Romance and Revival Click Here (www.amazon.com) It's not too technical, and it's a great way to begin. I'm eager to see if any others give you more advice/recommendations because I would take it too!
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Posted Thu Oct 17, 2013, 8:53am
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While you wait for the roaster to arrive (and for anyone else looking for some basics on roasting), download the Hottop owner's manual from the Hottop USA website (http://www.hottopusa.com) {mistyped URL corrected}. There is also a couple of articles on profiling with the Hottop there as well.

While there isn't a lot of taste profiling in it, roasting to taste, particularly for beginners, is mostly a matter of when to stop the roast in regards to the bean or blend and the brew method.

[PS- I wrote all that as Hottop is a client of my graphic arts business]

 
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Posted Sun Oct 20, 2013, 12:35pm
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Why don't you start out with a popcorn popper? We got the Toastess TCP-713 on Amazon for $30 and got a thermometer (replacing with this one though). I've already roasted seven batches and am getting good results for City to Full City roasts. I would like to extend their roast time, so I will be making some modifications.

As for reading material: Home Coffee Roasting, Revised, Updated Edition: Romance and Revival
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