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    Double Roasted?

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    Has anyone ever tried double roasting (you heard it here first!)? That is where you stop the roasting process half way through, let the beans cool a bit, and then complete the roast? If so, what did you think of the result?

    This happened to me recently when I was interrupted somewhere between first and second crack on a batch of the Nicaraguan Altiplano. Perhaps the technical term for this is cafinitus interruptus. Anyhooo.... having dealt with the interuptee I then returned 5 minutes later to complete the roasting of the beans (around 30 secs into a rolling second crack). The resulting beans have so far been very pleasing.

    So, double roasting: Does it make a difference?

    RevMcT

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    Dont want to steal your thunder, *RevMcT, but *you are right, *it was heard here first on coffeesnobs, back in February:

    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1107566074

    Always have been tempted to try it in case I stop the unseen roast prematurely.

    --Robusto

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    Re: Double Roasted?

    Ive triple roasted beans before ::) Cant help it if I overloaded my popper and it cut out. Was the longest roast Ive ever done, and not likely to do it again.

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    Re: Double Roasted?

    Moin, moin,

    a few weeks ago I bought a pack of roasted beans, labelled
    Italian Bar Espresso, 100% arabica. But I found it far too
    light and it tasted too much of fresh hay.

    So, instead of throwing it in the bin I experimented and
    double roasted it. Actually about 15 minutes with a 2KW heatgun.
    Towards the end the beans even cracked, but not as vigorously as
    fresh green beans would do.

    The coffee tasted surprisingly good. Good sweetness, caramelly,
    some reminiscenece of liqueur. I was amazed.

    Jörg

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    Re: Double Roasted?

    While not an expert on the chemical reaction in a coffee bean I would assume that you got second crack.... a month after first crack!

    ...we have a winner here in the long roast for sure. ;D

    Maybe the "hay" taste was prior to first crack in which case you got to first crack a month after initial roast and second crack may may/not come at Christmas when you roast them a little darker.

    ...this is weird... I need to stop typing and thinking about this one ;)


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    Re: Double Roasted?

    I wonder if you could buy that coffe that had went past its used by date by over a year, and see if it gets any better roasted again.

    Neil Perry Rockpool blend...Now we might be onto something.

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    Re: Double Roasted?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nunu link=1128997354/0#5 date=1131453889
    I wonder if you could buy that coffe that had went past its used by date by over a year, and see if it gets any better roasted again.

    Neil Perry Rockpool blend...Now we might be onto something.
    Or Map perhaps? I hear that the beans stay fresh for 3 years now ;D



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