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  • We're kind of hoeing through the Shakisso Estate blend so time for another roast...

    Had enough Yemen left to combine with the Triple Sort Mandheling so decided to go with that.
    Used a similar length roast profile to the last batch, stopped just on 220C then dumped and immediately cooled. Our youngest son came home for lunch just as I was finishing up and he reckons the whole street smelled of freshly roasted coffee as soon as he opened the car door. Didn't think it dissipated quite that far but there you go...

    Copies of the Roast Profile and Post-Roast photos attached...

    Mal.

    Batch Details:
    Yemen Ismaili - 500g
    Sumatra Mandheling Triple Sort - 250g
    Roasted Weight - 634g
    Weight Loss - 15.47%
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    • Delicious sounding combo Mal, I have been imagining the flavours with a big smile on my face!

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      • Dimal
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        Would have to be my favourite combo and worth the wait between access to new crops of the Yemen. Will really savour this one...

    • Another attempt at the Colombia La Cabaña honey process-
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      • Dimal
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        This one for manual brewing Leroy?

    • Well, the Ismaili blend from the last roast batch is nearly gone so had to get busy with another roast...

      Sticking with another Ethiopian based blend, which are pretty much the staple around here.
      Blended with some very sweet and fruity Guatemala Jacaltenango beans and the PNG Goroka which contribute a very smooth and velvety mouthfeel.
      Took to the cusp of 2nd-Crack with a slightly faster than usual profile and then immediately dumped into the cooler.
      Wonderful aromas coming from the cooler again bodes well for a very nice cuppa ahead.

      Copy of batch details and post-roast photos below...

      Batch Details:
      Ethiopia Gambella Naturals - 350g
      PNG Goroka 'A' - 250g
      Guatemala Jacaltenango SHB - 150g
      Roasted Weight - 644g
      Weight Loss - 14.13%

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      • I think this might be the first time I’ve roasted a Mexican coffee at home. This is a washed FTO coffee from the GRAPOS co-op in Chiapas. It looks to have roasted quite nicely so I’m looking forward to trying it.
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        • Time for another Shakisso hit...

          No, I'm not addicted to it, just have to have more and more.
          Same blend as before, changed proportions just a little though.
          60% of the Shakisso this time, the rest is Brazil Pulped Natural...

          Profile was pushed just a little more too but completed at the same finish point of ~220C.
          Just to heighten the fruitiness a little more but still should be plenty of dark chocolate to go around.
          As always, loved the wonderful aroma coming off the cooler when dumped and cooled; drooling just thinking about it...

          Blend details with roast profile and post-roast photos below as per normal.

          Mal.

          Batch Details:
          Ethiopia Shakisso Estate - 450g
          Brazil Pulped Natural - 300g
          Roasted Weight - 628g
          Weight Loss - 16.27%

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          • Batch Details:
            Ethiopia Shakisso Estate - 450g
            Brazil Pulped Natural - 300g
            Roasted Weight - 628g
            Weight Loss - 16.27%
            Cracked this one open today and once again, is an absolute beauty.
            Tried as an Espresso, a Brazen brew, a Moka Pot brew and a Pour Over...
            All are wonderful. This is such a flexible Ethiopian bean, no matter how you brew it, the results in the cup are wonderful . The Brazil bean adds some really enjoyable and creamy texture to the mix too which seems to ensure that the entire palate is saturated in goodness.
            Just impossible to stop at one cup...

            Mal.

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              I’m loving this blend as well. I’ll be roasting another batch very soon

          • Roaster fixed now, so did a cheeky two batch roast session with a Colombian. Went well! One for filter, one for espresso, just to mix it up.

            And I experimented and purposely tried to extend the so-called "maillard phase" (140-160°C), lowering the heat a bit, ended up working well in the first roast. The second batch was a bigger batch so it probably slowed a little too much, but I'll know for next time. Maybe lower the heat a bit later, or lower the batch size to the usual.

            Interested to see the taste result!
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            • Dimal
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              Looking good Simon...

          • Third attempt at roasting the Colombia La Cabaña. It looks like I’ve ended up replicating my results from last time which means it’ll be a delicious espresso, but a bit too developed for filter (which is what I actually want it for). I’ll try a much smaller batch next time.
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            • greenman
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              I roast the Columbian Volcan Galeras for filter all the time, I take it to the start of first crack and then time it for around 20 seconds and then into the cooler, this produces great filter brews in my Clever Dripper and batch brewer!!

          • Time for another Ethiopian Blend...

            Slowed the profile down a little as I think the original of this blend was a little quick and a bit too bright in the cup.
            Took it to the edge of 2nd-Crack as per usual then immediately dumped and cooled.
            Have to say it - The aroma coming off the cooler was wonderful (once again).

            Blend details, roast profile and post-roast photos appear below.
            Now, the wait...

            Mal.

            Batch Details:
            Ethiopia Gambella Sundried - 300g
            Sumatra Mandheling Triple Sort - 300g
            India El.Hills Peaberry - 150g
            Roasted Weight - 631g
            Weight Loss - 15.87%

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            • flynnaus
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              Great looking roast Mal! I hope it tastes as good.

          • Batch Details:
            Ethiopia Gambella Sundried - 300g
            Sumatra Mandheling Triple Sort - 300g
            India El.Hills Peaberry - 150g
            Roasted Weight - 631g
            Weight Loss - 15.87%
            This one turned out to be a very tasty, sweet and creamy brew as an espresso, filter and cold brew equally tasty too.
            Cracked the bag open yesterday, ground up some for the cold brew and Wow, what a wonderful, rich and sweet aroma filled the house.
            Definitely works well with equal parts of the Gambella and Mandheling, very enjoyable...

            Mal.

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            • Ethiopia Gambella Sundried - 300g
              Sumatra Mandheling Triple Sort - 300g
              India El.Hills Peaberry - 150g
              Roasted Weight - 631g
              Weight Loss - 15.87%


              wow it looks like special one
              some days ago I bought robusta mix at coles . it's could be better but it i still good enought to drink

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              • Yesterday I roasted a batch of Mexican coffee from the GRAPOS coop in Chiapas. I’ve gone for a fairly light roast in the hope it will work for filter brewing. Seemed to come out ok, so here’s hoping.
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                • Dimal
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                  Looking good Leroy...

              • Great fun roast today!

                I'm trying to use up some old stock, well not 'use up', that's disrespectful to the bean! More like... enjoy the last remnants , due to a MASSIVE stash of greens I ordered and now have haha...

                Did 2x 350g batches of a Uganda and 1x 350g batch of a Cuban. The Uganda I did the first batch standard, and the second batch I tried out the ol extending of the "maillard phase" again, so I could compare the two. And I was quite stoked that I got the same weight loss for each batch, so they're pretty much to the same roast depth! The second one maybe looks a tad darker, am assuming because of the slightly extended roast time.

                Cuban I did as per a usual profile, and was a little tricky at the tail end. Even though I dropped to 50% heat at the later RFC, it still stalled a bit... but looks great and stopped at a good point I reckon.

                Can't wait to try them all!



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                (Forgot to report back on the Colombians I did previously... both trying to extend the "maillard phase". The filter roast I did was STUNNING... my filter roasts are usually hit or miss, but this was just delicious... the experimenting really paid off!!! Will make sure I keep this in mind for future filter roasts! The espresso roast was just a tad too light unfortunately and was tricky to get some great results in the cup, but it did come really nice towards the very end of the batch. Perhaps as it was a lighter roast it needed far more rest, who knows.)
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                • Glad to hear that the experimentation is paying dividends Simon.
                  I'll be going back to extended Maillard phase profiles too. Definitely produces a more balanced and sweet outcome for my palate.

                  Mal.

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