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    Citrus & Orange flavours

    Hi all! I've been roasting for a year or so now and loving the journey. I'm really keen to find a green bean with strong orange/citrus flavours.

    I've gone through all the coffees on Bean Bay and it wasn't something that was mentioned on any of the beans there. I know Ethiopian Sidamo is sometimes known for these characteristics, (which I've been really enjoying, but its not hitting some of the notes I'm after...)

    Do you have any recommendations for beans I can experiment with?

    (Roasting on a Behmor for espresso fyi...) Also, if this isn't the right place to post this, mods, feel free to move it!

    Thanks so much for any suggestions!

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    With the Sidamo, have you been able to get some of the red berry, raspberry muffin - type characteristics in a Behmor ?

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    Hi Nick. Yes, with the bean bay Sidamo I've been roasting - I'm not sure I'd call it raspberry muffin specifically, but I'm happily getting some of the berry flavors.

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    Getting citrus notes is also about roast depth and bean age (how long in storage), not just bean type. You would want to be roasting lightly on or just after first crack.
    If you have the Behmor 1600 Plus, have you tried manual mode to shorten the roast time Long roast times will tend to kill off citrus notes.
    You're more likely to taste the citrus notes via manual brewing methods (filter, syphon) rather than espresso machine.
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    Quoted JimmyF "Hi all! I've been roasting for a year or so now and loving the journey. I'm really keen to find a green bean with strong orange/citrus flavours."
    Hi Jimmy I recently roasted an Ecuador Carlos Correa washed--it produced a super viscous brew with orange citrus acidity with notes of apricot, clean and sweet!! Years ago I roasted a Rwandan Musasa which produced amazing cumquat and chocolate notes, liquid Jaffa's!!!
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    I agree with Flynnaus - it's much more about the roasting than the bean.

    Exhibit 1 - a screenshot from another site with tasting notes for their beans. _Apparently_ you could get such flavours out of almost anything, depending on how liberal the cupper is in their descriptions.

    But more fruity and floral is definitely lighter roast.

    If you've had success with the Behmor in terms of Sidamo, then you could tackle anything. Good luck !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by flynnaus View Post
    Getting citrus notes is also about roast depth and bean age (how long in storage), not just bean type. You would want to be roasting lightly on or just after first crack.
    If you have the Behmor 1600 Plus, have you tried manual mode to shorten the roast time Long roast times will tend to kill off citrus notes.
    You're more likely to taste the citrus notes via manual brewing methods (filter, syphon) rather than espresso machine.
    Brilliant. Thanks for taking the time to share your wisdom Flyannus. Much appreciated! I haven't tried shortening the roast time - I'll drop down to smaller roasts too for a while so I can play more easily with roast time with the Behmor.

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    Pleasure. Check this cheat sheet out for how to use manual mode https://www.sweetmarias.com/behmor-m...de-cheat-sheet.

    Yes, a good idea to use smaller batches also as you aren't wasting as much if you cock it up.

    I've found the Ethiopian Yirgachefe will yield citrus notes but my sense of taste is not so good these days and it tends to taste sour to me.

    I prefer to take my roasts to on or just before second crack for espresso I'm getting brighter results from the shorter roast times manual mode permits. I hit P5 after starting a normal program. When the beans turn yellow, hit P4 to drop back to 75% power for a minute or so then hit P5 again. Once rolling first crack begins I press C (Rosetta Stone mode) and then P4 . I then hit Cool before second crack starts so the beans will hopefully coast to the first snips of second crack in cooling mode. If you are looking for citrus or floral notes, hit Cool rather than C.
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