jsdavies Senior Member Joined: 10 Jan 2013 Posts: 4 Location: Viriginia Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: breville barista express; la... Grinder: breville and mr coffee... Roaster: nesco home roaster
Posted Tue Jan 15, 2013, 3:58pm Subject: Flavoring home roasted coffee
So I am interested in making flavored roasted coffee using my Nesco home roaster. From the few things that ive seen online, this is pretty simple as far as actually flavoring the coffee is concerned. can anyone explain the process? any websites that give step by steps and the ins and outs of what roasts go good with what flavors?
yakster Senior Member Joined: 25 Feb 2009 Posts: 1,013 Location: San Jose, CA Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: Gaggia Factory / La Peppina... Grinder: Vario / Kyocera Vac Pot: Yama 8 + Pyrex Lox-in Rod Drip: Brazen / Kalita / Chemex /... Roaster: Behmor
Posted Tue Jan 15, 2013, 4:21pm Subject: Re: Flavoring home roasted coffee
I have never thought of flavoring coffee, but when I was looking into the SCAA Flavor Dynamics Taste Training Kit I learned that Flavor Dynamics is one of the companies that sells coffee flavorings. Their site would be a good place to start to learn about the process, at least for their products.
I'm sure that there are other suppliers and possibly other methods. Good luck and heed the warnings:
Flavoring and flavor storage should be done in a room separate from roasting and packaging equipment, since some flavors are flammable liquids. Allow your roasted beans to cool, then place them in a glass or stainless steel bowl, beaker or canister – plastic coating pans should be avoided when flavoring because the plastic will absorb liquid flavors. Some potent flavors, like cinnamon and amaretto, can even erode plastics, adding unpleasant notes to your final products.
calblacksmith Moderator Joined: 25 Nov 2007 Posts: 7,312 Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A. Expertise: I live coffee
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Posted Wed Jan 16, 2013, 6:26am Subject: Re: Flavoring home roasted coffee
I don't see the need to flavor the coffee it's self, if you want different flavors added to the coffee, that is why they sell syrups. This also avoids the whole smell and off flavor in the grinder thing that you get with flavored coffee beans.
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I can vouch for the www.coffeeflavoroils.com site. I used the site years ago and used many of the oils to flavor beans for the holidays. It is worth a check. The oils are sugar free, so keep that in mind.
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