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    Just got an iRoster 2.0 as a gift.

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Just wondering where I should start for the green beans - should I start with the Coffee Snobs stater green bean pack or what? Also anyone know where I can get peaberry green beans? Any good book recommendations on coffee roasting? Should I do a course?

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    Re: Just got an iRoster 2.0 as a gift.

    Thats what I did.

    I also got 2.5kg each of Ethiopian Limmu and Sumatran Mandhaling, and I found it a useful learning experience to have several runs with the same bean on different temp profiles and roast colours.

    Havent found anything useful written yet.

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    Re: Just got an iRoster 2.0 as a gift.

    The CoffeeSnobs starter pack is fabulous. In mine, I had four quite different beans that roasted very differently to second crack.

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    Re: Just got an iRoster 2.0 as a gift.

    Quote Originally Posted by davehoz link=1227488276/0#0 date=1227488276
    Just wondering where I should start for the green beans - should I start with the Coffee Snobs starter green bean pack or what? Also anyone know where I can get peaberry green beans? Any good book recommendations on coffee roasting? Should I do a course?
    Gday dave ...

    Welcome to the Snobbery.

    Id recommend trying the starter pack as an intro to roasting your own - with the 4 varieties that Andy offers, youll see the differences in roasting results that different beans have to offer.

    Id pull them shy of SC until you get a feel & taste for what you like out of each bean.

    Peaberry greens? Sometimes Andy gets them - most recently PNG sourced. Why the particular interest in peaberries, BTW? :-?

    No need to invest in books or courses on roasting - just tap into the rich well of knowledge of other CSers by punching in your questions on the search function at the top of the forums home page! ;)

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    Re: Just got an iRoster 2.0 as a gift.

    Behmor Coffee Roaster
    Peaberry interest is from when I got the Starbucks peaberry blend earlier in the year - nice flavor compared to the normal whole beans. Also would love to get my hands on some Kona beans. I roasted my first batch too dark, but will try to stop roasting after the first crack. Also would love to learn how do to the patterns on top of the milk like some cafes do.



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