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Coffee roasting

ajmaradiaga
Employee
Employee

Given that this is the coffee corner, I guess it is appropriate to talk about coffee roasting as well. Anyone interested in coffee roasting here that will be interested in sharing their experience?

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David_Chaviano
Employee
Employee
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Never considered it! Do you have a specialized roaster or are you throwing green coffee beans into the oven?

@David_Chavianohaha not throwing coffee beans into the oven but I should probably try it just for the fun of it. I imagine the roast will not be that even in the end because the beans will not be moving during the roast process.

I guess my machine can be considered a specialised roaster... it is an Aillio Bullet R1 V2. Compared to the gas powered roaster I used when learning to the roast, where everything was manual and controlling the temperature was extremely difficult, the Bullet simplifies a lot the whole process.

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@ajmaradiaga Is there a way to screen your beans for mycotoxins? Or is this just a matter of trusting your source?

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Mycotoxins.... reminds me of the Bulletproof executive πŸ™‚ That said, I do not screen my beans for mycotoxins. My understanding is that it is something that can occurs while processing the bean and then also at storage. In my case, I haven't really thought about it so I guess I trust my source.

**bleep** yes! I vaguely remember the Bulletproof coffee trend. However, my abnormally large consumption of peanut butter is the origin of my knowledge of the term πŸ™‚ 

Edit - apparently the exclamation A_h!  (Without the underscore) is censored as profanity here πŸ˜„ 

Hmm...maybe our smut filter is working a bit too well. I'll investigate. (BTW, thanks for clarifying. Naturally I initially assumed you must have typed something with an F or H... πŸ™‚ ).

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Typing **bleep** to see what happens myself.

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Gergely_Kocse
Galactic 1
Galactic 1
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Just buying beans from a local coffeshop, I d k about home roasting. : D

That is way better than supermarket coffee beans πŸ™‚

Home roasting can be a lot of fun, lots of learning in the process.... from sourcing the green beans, picking a machine, and handling the smoke it can produce haha (it does produce some smoke so you gotta be aware of that).

mcrapo
Galactic 5
Galactic 5

It just sounds like too much work to me.  I love my irish breakfast black tea.  But I buy it from Amazon.   (loose leaf)  So much easier.

It can be a lot of work.... if you don't enjoy the process. Fortunately, I do πŸ™‚

I'm so glad you love it.  It would be a nice hobby. 

 If I'm not too lazy reading books in the Winter - it might be something to look into.   I heard that pine needles can be made into a nice tea.  So perhaps I'll try something with that instead.

LaurensDeprost
Galactic 3
Galactic 3

I've never done it myself, but I certainly respect the craft. I can imagine that it's quite satisfying to drink a cup of coffee for which you have sourced and roasted the beans yourself. That said, I'm a bit too lazy and need my caffeine fix without too much effort πŸ˜…

It does take time but in my case there are no specialty coffee places close to where I live, the closest is like 5km away. I guess I just wanted top quality coffee at home w/o the need of having to visit a specialty coffee place haha

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So do you have a special 'coffee room'? Must be nice for your family, having their own personal coffee shop πŸ˜‹

Rosemary_Thomas
Employee
Employee
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You could always try this wonderful invention! It may be a bit chilly outside right now, but it would keep the smells out of your house πŸ™‚

https://www.drifta.eu/product/uniflame-popcorn-maker-coffee-roaster/

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True, popcorn makers are commonly  used to roast coffee beans.

jspath10
Galactic 4
Galactic 4

I don't have the round tuits to roast beans myself though I am a coffee consumer. When my spouse worked at a department store warehouse we obtained a brand-name coffee grinder and maker in one. Previously, I'd sometimes grind the beans in one unit and brew the coffee in another, so this all-in-one sounded good. A few surprises learned along the way:

  1. Don't forget to empty the basket after putting the beans into the grinder, as the grinds get backed up and/or overflow the pot otherwise.
  2. Some beans make better tasting coffee than others; I like to take the "first flush" and get the immediate cup rush.
  3. Cleaning the unused grounds out of the grinder section is needed on every pot; I am now using a reusable cloth instead of throwing away a paper towel every day.

I toss the used grounds into the garden; they're supposed to be good for azaleas I think.

TammyPowlas
Galactic 6
Galactic 6
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I don't roast either; I am a consumer as well.  That said some of the best roasted coffees I have tasted were from South Africa and Puerto Rico.  The richness of the coffees was fantastic.