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    Mexico Cofre de Perote

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Its probably too early to ask but Im wondering if anyone has any tips for roasting the Mexico Cofre de Perote.

    Ive roasted 2 batches so far and have found this bean harder to roast than the Indian Monsooned Malabar. Im roasting with a Gene Cafe at 228 degrees and first crack is at 12.5mins with a real pop, then heaps of smoke. first crack doesnt seem to stop before I start noticing a softer pop - more like a "pip" than a "pop" - and then lots of smoke again. This "pip" happens at about 16mins so Im assuming its second crack. I stopped my first roast about 20 secs after I noticed the pip and ended up with a roast about CS7, which looks like it might have some potential after a bit of a rest. But I stopped my second roast a good minute after I noticed the pip to see if there was a more distinctive second crack and Ive ended up a very oily burnt roast (gee, go figure!).

    Is anyone else having issues distinguishing between first crack and second crack? Should I alter the temperature do you think? Of course, its too early to taste so I mightve just roasted the best tasting coffee ever (1st roast maybe, probably not the 2nd).


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    Re: Mexico Cofre de Perote

    I just finished roasting my first batch of these using my Corretto. Very pronounced first crack at 9min 45 sec and then a loud second crack at approx. 15min 30 seconds. I removed the beans immediately at that stage and there was some smoke in the 30 seconds it took me to eject them and get them over the fan. I was able to try out my trusty new CS members card and it suggested CS 10. All-in-all Im quite happy with how things went. It was lucky roast number 7 for me. Cant wait to try them. At this stage Im prepared to wait until Sunday morning. No longer... *:).

    PS. Not sure why our roasts were so different? I had to resort to using my bead temperature probe (couldnt find the stick type one) which sits at the opposite end of where my heat gun is positioned over the bread basket. Im sure it reads much too low, as it suggested 185 before I raised the gun after FC. However, even with a bit of the distance, etc. factored in I would be surprised if the temp reached 228.

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    Re: Mexico Cofre de Perote

    I will be roasting a batch tomorrow and it will be Corretto roast No. 150, Ryobi is still going strong!!!

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    Re: Mexico Cofre de Perote

    Good to know.
    My Corretto is up to 53 but my new Ryobi is only up to 19.
    Nice to know theres potentially a lot more roasts in this HG.

    I did a lot of bowl roasts with previuos guns and a few popper batches before that.
    142 all up so far.

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    Re: Mexico Cofre de Perote

    Thats good to know you had a loud 2nd crack, Buschy. Hopefully I can do another roast in the next couple of days and see what I get this time. I have tried the first roast I did of this bean (the CS7 not CS21,541,265 - too scared to try that one, though too intrigued not to!) and it was alright - not offensive but certainly room for improvement.

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    Re: Mexico Cofre de Perote

    Behmor Coffee Roaster
    Roasted a batch of Mexican on Saturday, 12.25min fc, 17.40sc CS9/10 nice even roast, large bean compared to ones Ive been roasting lately.
    Tried a double ristretto this afternoon after 2.5 days, it had a rich viscous mouthfeel and good body, fruity/choc hints, lovely rich crema they should only get better as the days go by.............



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