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    Hi All

    Is there a general consensus as to how long you should let your beans rest post roast? Ive read some comments that the beans need 3 days, 2 weeks etc...how do you know? Is it something that is trial and error or is there a general rule for bean type?

    Comments appreciated,

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    Re: Resting period post roasting

    Hi Michelle, the general thought seems to be to try at various stages post roast and let your palate decide. Different beans and roast levels seem to work better at different stages. DeCafe on the other hand goes stale quickly, you can almost cool and grind with acceptable results.

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    Re: Resting period post roasting

    Quote Originally Posted by 664445442B0 link=1271814464/1#1 date=1271814791
    DeCafe on the other hand goes stale quickly
    An example of bad tradesman blaming their tools. Not directed at you personally, but I hear this over and over and its just not true. When its roasted properly it does not go stale quickly.

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    Re: Resting period post roasting

    Quote Originally Posted by 55747F7F7862110 link=1271814464/2#2 date=1271816795
    I hear this over and over and its just not true.When its roasted properly it does not go stale quickly.
    Hi Dennis, no offense taken what-so-ever, certainly dont want or plan to hijack Michelles tread but how do you suggest we roast Decafe Wow? I get great results for about the first week and then after that..............well flat CC (well known bubbly beverage}is what i am reminded of :-[

    Steve :)

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    Re: Resting period post roasting

    Quote Originally Posted by 67464D4D4A50230 link=1271814464/2#2 date=1271816795
    and its just not true
    Ive had the same experience, good for a week, then its almost binable.....but drinkable almost straight from the roaster ;)

    So how do you suggest we roast Decaf Dennis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7F7B5D4444415E4946280 link=1271814464/4#4 date=1271818695
    So how do you suggest we roast Decaf Dennis?
    a) Like I do,
    b) In a commercial roaster,
    c) http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1263004586/9#9

    I generally unload mine at around 217 degrees.

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    Re: Resting period post roasting

    Quote Originally Posted by 55747F7F7862110 link=1271814464/5#5 date=1271819088
    a) Like I do,
    the reason i asked the question....
    Quote Originally Posted by 55747F7F7862110 link=1271814464/5#5 date=1271819088
    b) In a commercial roaster,
    dont have one of those, sorry :(
    Quote Originally Posted by 55747F7F7862110 link=1271814464/5#5 date=1271819088
    c) http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1263004586/9#9
    thanks for the link ;)

    I like most people take it into SC, yeah its good straight from the roaster but its glory is lucky to last the week....very lucky, thanks dennis, even if you answer was a little snobby ::)

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    Re: Resting period post roasting

    Thanks for your comments so far :) ...luckily for me, I dont drink Decaf...



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    Re: Resting period post roasting

    Quote Originally Posted by 1A1E382121243B2C234D0 link=1271814464/6#6 date=1271819600
    even if you answer was a little snobby
    I just thought I was being funny. :-/


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    Re: Resting period post roasting

    I thought you were! :)

    Ill take you up on your advice in case I need to roast for my decaf friends...

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    Re: Resting period post roasting

    Quote Originally Posted by 1C3D3636312B580 link=1271814464/8#8 date=1271820886
    I just thought I was being funny
    ;D ;D ;D

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    Re: Resting period post roasting

    Its all about experimentation, try it 2 hours post roast, then every 2 or 3 days until you find the sweet spot, bit fiddly but all part of the journey to snobbery

    Ive had a few beans that were palatable at 2 hours post roast (Peru and Nicaraguan) but they certainly benefit from resting for a few days

    I find about 5 days post roast seems to suit the majority of bean types that I roast (monsooned mal being the exception)

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    Re: Resting period post roasting

    Quote Originally Posted by 5D7C7777706A190 link=1271814464/2#2 date=1271816795
    Quote Originally Posted by 664445442B0 link=1271814464/1#1 date=1271814791
    DeCafe on the other hand goes stale quickly
    An example of bad tradesman blaming their tools.
    Quote Originally Posted by 5D7C7777706A190 link=1271814464/5#5 date=1271819088
    Quote Originally Posted by 7F7B5D4444415E4946280 link=1271814464/4#4 date=1271818695
    So how do you suggest we roast Decaf Dennis?
    b) In a commercial roaster
    Mmmmm.....

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    Re: Resting period post roasting

    Quote Originally Posted by 3734262622342C550 link=1271814464/12#12 date=1271823984
    Quote Originally Posted by 5D7C7777706A190 link=1271814464/2#2 date=1271816795
    Quote Originally Posted by 664445442B0 link=1271814464/1#1 date=1271814791
    DeCafe on the other hand goes stale quickly
    An example of bad tradesman blaming their tools.
    Quote Originally Posted by 5D7C7777706A190 link=1271814464/5#5 date=1271819088
    Quote Originally Posted by 7F7B5D4444415E4946280 link=1271814464/4#4 date=1271818695
    So how do you suggest we roast Decaf Dennis?
    b) In a commercial roaster
    Mmmmm.....
    Mmmmm.....indeed! ;)

    Back on topic...

    Hi Michelle, if you were to think of it like a bell curve then there will be a point on that curve where you think that the coffee is starting to taste great. Keep in mind that the coffee will continue to develop either up or down that bell curve. There will be a segment that suits your taste, and with each different coffee you try, that segment may vary. Keep lots of personal notes, and dont be too influenced by popular opinion.

    Cheers!

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    Re: Resting period post roasting

    Quote Originally Posted by 68494242455F2C0 link=1271814464/13#13 date=1271829808
    Back on topic...

    Hi Michelle, if you were to think of it like a bell curve then there will be a point on that curve where you think that the coffee is starting to taste great.Keep in mind that the coffee will continue to develop either up or down that bell curve.There will be a segment that suits your taste, and with each different coffee you try, that segment may vary.Keep lots of personal notes, and dont be too influenced by popular opinion.

    Cheers
    Den, very eloquently put, great explanation. :)

    Steve

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    Re: Resting period post roasting

    Thanks everyone for your feedback. Its good to know that there isnt an exact point and it is all about trialling at different points, taking notes so you can remember, that sort of thing.

    The process kind of sounds like a good wine, improves to a point and then goes downhill.

    Thanks again,

    Cheers

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    Re: Resting period post roasting

    Just to add a bit more to this discussion:

    Just when you think youve got it right for that bean, your developing skills at roasting, dosing, tamping, extracting and tasting will change the equation. ;D ;D ;D

    There really is no right answer, except what you prefer today. ::)

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    Re: Resting period post roasting

    Today I had a coffee that was roasted three days ago on the 20th. It was the best coffee I have had since my eyes were first opened to the fact that coffee doesnt have to taste bad, and I started going to the right cafes in Melbourne ;)

    Actually, I had a coffee from this batch yesterday too, and it was great then as well.

    I was a little worried that I should let it wait for a few days, because I was a little unsure on this issue too, but like you all seem to be saying, its all about trial and error.

    But I certainly wont be worried about using coffee thats only two days old in the future.

    Ciao

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    Re: Resting period post roasting

    I hope youve still got some left by Monday or Tuesday to try then.

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    Re: Resting period post roasting

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    Yes it certainly isnt anything to be worried about....for anyone that has an open mind to try, and will go along with changing settings of grinder and barista technique to get the best out of it as it changes during "settlement".

    Persons that dont "get it" need to consume only coffee that has settled and become more stable. These are usually persons that think that grind setting and technique (as well as coffee beans) should be "consistent" (the old "c" word ;))

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