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    GO Brown or GO Green

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    Hello,

    I am newbie with first time post.
    I start my journey with supermarket ground coffee with my plunger and now get cheap entry level breville coffee machine + burr grinder.

    With out any experience of the taste from real freshly grinded brown bean, I am interested to buy Green and Roast it myself.

    Is this the good way to go? To me, I dont believe roasting using POPPER will beat the taste of brown bean roasted by professional.


    Shall I go and experince with good BROWN bean first or it is good to go with GREEN bean.

    Please help advise..... :)

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    Re: GO Brown or GO Green

    Quote Originally Posted by 79727B767F687779727B736E1A0 link=1276602147/0#0 date=1276602147
    Shall I go and experince with good BROWN bean first or it is good to go with GREEN bean.
    Its always best to have a point of reference and yes I would try fresh roasted beans from a roaster close to home/work or bean bay

    Then you can progress to roasting your own

    Quote Originally Posted by 79727B767F687779727B736E1A0 link=1276602147/0#0 date=1276602147
    I dont believe roasting using POPPER will beat the taste of brown bean roasted by professional.
    Yes I agree however great results can be had with a simple hands on set up of
    1 X heat gun
    1 X S/Steel bowl
    1 X whisk
    And you have a simple but affective coffee roaster

    KK

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    Re: GO Brown or GO Green

    I would suggest you buy some brown from both "bean bay" and also from some other well know roaster in your local area (if you can).

    ensuring all purchased coffee is fresh etc from the direct source

    I would also suggest you get out there to some good cafes and drink some good coffee

    this will give you a base line to judge your own home coffee on

    and then if you start to roast you will have a sense for what might be considered good.

    good luck on your coffee journey :) and welcome to CS




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    Re: GO Brown or GO Green

    haha thats exactly the problem I had.... ended up getting the green starter roasting pack and the roasted sample pack:) cant wait to try both :D

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    Re: GO Brown or GO Green

    Ill throw my 2cents in. I suggest going with snobs roasted for a while so you get used to good fresh coffee. This also allows you to gather some of those handy foil bags with the vacuum seal.

    After a month or 2, grab yourself the green starter pack and start roasting. I did get a popper and tried my first roast with that. My experience with the popper wasnt too flash. Too small and fiddly, plus my popper kept cutting out, something to do with too much heat in it and it would trip. I didnt bother delving into the problem at all because I could see it was gonna cause me frustration in the long run anyway.
    Straight to a bread maker and heat gun and its perfect for me now. Prolly never buy roasted again, the freshness of diy roasting is just too good!

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    Re: GO Brown or GO Green

    I still buy a reasonable quantity of Brown beans even with 50+kg of green at home. Several reasons I like some variation in what and how I drink my coffee and as importantly to see how my roasts stack up against commercial roasters in look, aroma, taste etc.

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    Re: GO Brown or GO Green

    I think that what has already been said it great advice. From what you have said you are making the transition from stale beans (heavens only knows how old they are) to freshly roasted beans. I would suggest that you concentrate on learning and discovering the aray of flavours from freshly roasted beans (from a professional roaster) before you add the complexity of roasting the beans yourself. It took me years before I began roasting my own, without that prior understanding of flavours it would have been far more difficult when I did finally start roasting my own beans.

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    Re: GO Brown or GO Green

    Quote Originally Posted by 555C420706360 link=1276602147/6#6 date=1281921671
    It took me years before I began roasting my own, without that prior understanding of flavours it would have been far more difficult when I did finally start roasting my own beans.
    Each to their own.

    Theres nothing wrong with learning to roast and then trying to understand the flavours.
    You can still do a decent roast even if the only tastes you can describe are good and bad.

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    Re: GO Brown or GO Green

    Behmor Coffee Roaster
    Interesting thread.
    Im just about to start roasting after about a year of hardcore coffee obsession and whilst i think im in a better place, knowledge wise, i dont think its necessary to start roasting.

    My palate still has a long way to go but im getting there and know what i like so i see no problem developing that whilst also learning how to roast.

    Having control, both of the beans and the frequency of their availiability, is definitely going to help me further develop my palate and i cannot wait. :)

    Quote Originally Posted by 262A232E2E274B0 link=1276602147/2#2 date=1276602624
    ensuring all purchased coffee is fresh etc from the direct source
    Thats a surprisingly difficult task, even when dealing with quality coffee people and on-site roasting.

    There arent nearly enough coffee people who insist upon roast dates on packaging.



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