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Thread: Ethiopian Harrar green coffee beans

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    Ethiopian Harrar green coffee beans

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    Been roasting about 3 weeks and still trying to get my feet on the ground. I didn't realize there were as many different coffee selections that they are. The coffee bean that i am looking at is (Ethiopian Harrar green coffee beans) Is this bean a good place to stat?
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    I prefer the Ethiopian Yirgacheffe.

    Another one easy to roast is the Peru Ceja de Selva.

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    Barry's suggestion about the Peru is a good idea, roast this bean to different levels and learn how different heat applications and roast times affect the flavour profile, once you are comfortable with this bean go on to other varietals and processing methods to expand your roasting experiences--happy roasting!!
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    I'm with Barry on this one, Ethiopian Yirgacheffe along with Colombian Volcan Galeras Supremo are both very good quality beans as well as being easy to roast.

    Have not tried the Peru Ceja de Selva so cant comment.

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    Ethiopian Yirgacheffee is one of the best coffee to begin with, in my roasting experience i started with coffee, once you learn how to roast, it give you good flavor for espresso and latte

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    I actually disagree (and this is purely from my own experience) about the Yirg. I found it one of the more difficult beans to roast in my early days and it frustrated me for a while. Lots of difficult to remove chaff and mottled uneven roasts.

    The Peru is definitely one of the easiest to roast, along with many Brazilians. The Harrar was one of my first beans to roast and I loved the fact it was so different to anything else I'd ever tried. Seriously, let it rest for a few days then squeeze the air out of the coffee bag and have a sniff... Im still amazed coffee can smell like blueberries

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    Not sure that 'chaff retention' is a big roasting problem? My untrained palate can't detect a difference if there's a bit of chaff left on the beans when they head down the chute. I sometimes get uneven *looking* roasts with the Yirg, but they all seem to taste great, at a variety of depths.

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    The problem I had with the chaff was that when I ground my beans into the portafilter, you could clearly see the lighter coloured chaff through the grinds. When I poured a shot, the pressure would gradually increase throughout the shot until it choked. Seemed to be the left over chaff was swelling during the pour.

    Yea, I could manually remove the chaff by hand post roast, but my point was I didn't find it the easiest bean to start out with. In the end I discovered this bean needed full heat from the start which got rid of most of the chaff.

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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    I may be biased as I have roasted more Yirgacheffe than anything else.

    Years ago before I joined CoffeeSnobs I had a coffee source in Sydney where I bought 40kg bags at about $7 per kg. Mainly Yirg. I shared it with friends and neighbours where I was living at the time.

    Roasting most of it in a popper, there was no problem with retained chaff.

    My provider went broke and while looking for another green bean source I found CoffeeSnobs.

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