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    Wife prefers store bought beans

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    I have done a few roasts now using the brazil bourbans and also tried a costa rica bean. The roasts i have tried have been at different roast profiles to get a feel for the different flavour they produce. My other half says that the store bought beans have a stronger taste and richer coffee flavour :o is there a bean anyone would sugest to provide a stronger coffee flavour, or a blend?
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    PS I roast using a popper, would this have a effect on my problem?

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    Re: Wife prefers store bought beans

    You mean store as in a local roaster ??
    Or supermarket * :-/ * :-X

    Quote Originally Posted by 5B63626769723A32333A0B0 link=1248751635/0#0 date=1248751635
    is there a bean anyone would sugest to provide a stronger coffee flavour, or a blend?
    Cheers
    Phill
    These will knock her taste buds around
    Ethiopian Yirgacheffe
    Sumatra Blue Linton

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    Re: Wife prefers store bought beans

    Hi philby

    I dont think the answer is necessarily found in roasting a different bean. *I think first, you might question what, strong means to your wife. *When Ive asked this, the answer is usually something along the lines of, not bitter, but a pleasant taste that lingers".

    Presumably, after years of becoming accustomed to store bought coffee, any variation is going to an unexpected surprise (and not always welcome) to the taste buds.

    I dont have much experience with poppers, but guess that due to the relatively short roast period, it may be difficult to roast the inside of the beans to the same degreee/uniformity as the outside. *If you can stretch out your roast times, or perhaps roast a little darker this may help develop the beans more fully, ensuing in more flavour.

    Hope thats of some help.

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    Re: Wife prefers store bought beans

    Unlike Dennis, I have a few popper roasts under my belt and he is right, a popper roast will not taste the same as a roast by Dennis on Dudley.

    The usual description of a popper roast is "brighter".

    I found that when I progressed to a corretto for roasting that I could get richer flavours, more chocolate, caramel and nutty flavours.

    How long do your popper roasts take?
    What model popper is it?

    You will probably need to modify your popper to lenghthen the roast times and eventually you may want to consider changing to a corretto style roaster or similar.

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    Re: Wife prefers store bought beans

    I was having the same issues as you philby. With a popper, my roasts were good, but lacked the complexity of beans I was buying fresh from roasters. I switched to a corretto and found the ability to control the time of my roasts brought out many characteristics in beans I wasnt getting before. There are some great time/temperature guides that I found on here that helped me a lot.

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    Re: Wife prefers store bought beans

    The Brazil Bourbons come up beautifully in a Corretto, at a general flavour/body/depth level similar to offerings typically found commercially. Time to snitch her breadmaker surreptitiously for a few trial runs *;), and buy a $40 heat gun from your local hardware store with the milk on the way home one evening.

    The Brazil Original Bourbon (CS10 Corretto FC 10:40, SC 13:30, pulled at RSC 14:25) is my current regular SO bean, drinkable on its own in milk without needing to be blended.

    I can easily imagine it would be missing some of the central depth and length of flavour in a popper roast.

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    Re: Wife prefers store bought beans

    First off, how fresh are you drinking your coffee? a couple of days rest can bring out a richer flavour.

    I would recommend doing a roast darker then your gut tells you. Perhaps thats just how your partner likes it. It will certainly help it cut through the milk.

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    Re: Wife prefers store bought beans

    Usually 3-4 days resting, have tried the darker roasts also. Have had a break through though :o by using Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, she (and I) love it. So now after beans with the same characteristics. Needs the pleasent taste that lingers. Any ideas??
    Thanks for the tips guys
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    Re: Wife prefers store bought beans

    Quote Originally Posted by 497170757B6028202128190 link=1248751635/7#7 date=1249880571
    Have had a break through though *:o by using Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, she (and I) love it. So now after beans with the same characteristics. Needs the pleasent taste that lingers. Any ideas??
    Thanks for the tips guys
    Phill
    Thats quite typical philby.... ;)

    A lot of the Brazilian green we get produces a very mild brew and as a Single Origin(S.O.) is probably better appreciated as a Syphon or Pour-Over brew. It is used widely as a base bean in an espresso blend because of its smooth, mild flavour profile to which is added a range of highlight and mid-palate beans to add specific character traits; one of which can be the venerable Yirgacheffe, a beautiful bean with a lovely complex flavour profile.

    If youre after a more lingering finish with the Yirg for example, try to pull just before Second Crack(SC) starts or at the very first crackles you hear. Immediately cool to arrest the roast process, bag while warm in a 1-Way valve bag and allow to rest for 7-10 days before cracking open the bag. I think you will be very pleasantly surprised.... 8-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 775A5E525F330 link=1248751635/8#8 date=1249891582
    If youre after a more lingering finish with the Yirg for example, try to pull just before Second Crack(SC) starts or at the very first crackles you hear. Immediately cool to arrest the roast process, bag while warm in a 1-Way valve bag and allow to rest for 7-10 days before cracking open the bag. I think you will be very pleasantly surprised....
    ....big, big, problem is that it is incredibly hard to wait that long. Suggest you roast double the amount and then youll at least have sme chance of following Mals suggestion. ;D


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    Re: Wife prefers store bought beans

    I second the "roast and wait"--as hard as it can be.

    As for alternatives, I find all the Ethiopian coffees to be much to my taste--strong and smooth with fruit or earth tones.

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    Re: Wife prefers store bought beans

    Quote Originally Posted by 5C7D7676716B180 link=1248751635/9#9 date=1249894452
    ....big, big, problem is that it is incredibly hard to wait that long. *Suggest you roast double the amount and then youll at least have sme chance of following Mals suggestion. *;D
    Yes, there is that wee, small issue to contend with ;D :D ;D

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    Re: Wife prefers store bought beans

    ............there is another solution ;D But we wont go there as some of us have known our wifes to read the occasion thread ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 716667796C6D66323132030 link=1248751635/12#12 date=1249896791
    But we wont go there as some of us have known our wifes to read the occasion thread
    Tell me about it. My wife surreptitiously reads CS. She found out I had plans to go to Brisbane in a few weeks by reading CS. :o I kind of forgot to tell her.

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    Re: Wife prefers store bought beans

    Quote Originally Posted by 77757971717F7865160 link=1248751635/13#13 date=1249897196
    Quote Originally Posted by 716667796C6D66323132030 link=1248751635/12#12 date=1249896791
    But we wont go there as some of us have known our wifes to read the occasion thread *
    Tell me about it. My wife surreptitiously reads CS. She found out I had plans to go to Brisbane in a few weeks by reading CS. *:o I kind of forgot to tell her.
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    Re: Wife prefers store bought beans

    Philby,

    Roast up some robusta and serve a double up to her. Then ask her if its not strong enough.

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    haha funny you say that ACog, i gave her a double of the Yirgacheffe, gave her a headache and i got no action that night. NOT trying that again!! ;D

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    Re: Wife prefers store bought beans

    Hi philby1981,

    Some people dont know when theyre well off!
    Id be brewing supermarket coffee breakfast, lunch, dinner and before bed and loving it.
    If only my life was so well signposted.
    Mine doesnt drink coffee, or do much of any of my other cherished activities.
    Referring to train watching and juggling, here.

    Kind Regards
    Lindsay

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    Re: Wife prefers store bought beans

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    Quote Originally Posted by 405756485D5C57030003320 link=1248751635/12#12 date=1249896791
    ............there is another solution *;D But we wont go there as some of us have known our wifes to read the occasion thread *;)

    Chris
    I read the title and thought that was obvious... *;)

    Seriously, Ive been loving the Ethiopean beans and the Gambala Naturals has been leaving some pretty darn fine tastes.
    I have the Yirg as well, and another couple of Eth. beans.
    Been playing with blends a bit - bit of this, bit of that, handful of each into the grinder. Some interesting and pleasant combinations.
    Look up all the info you can find on how bought beans (assuming supermarket) are stale before you get them and leave it laying around, perhaps she will read it and decide for herself that your beans are better.
    I agree about the "wait", but at the moment I have my own dilemma...
    Cheers!



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