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How To Make Great Coffee

compellingrich:

An Introduction

There are a number of variables you have to be aware of in making your best-possible cup of coffee. To start, coffee beans must be of an excellent quality. You’re not going to make a great cake out of rotten eggs. As a consumer, there’s only so much you can do here – the coffee…

How have I not happened upon this coffee blogger yet?! Simple, straightforward, and nice! A+

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Roasting in proportion - a theory, pt. 1

compellingrich:

I recently devoured Scott Rao’s “The Coffee Roaster’s Companion,” which will doubtless produce a few great roasters and a lot of better amateurs. Rao’s forgotten more about roasting than I’ll ever learn, and he raises some game-changing points and proposals in the book. In my experience/opinion,…

This is beautiful information that you shared. When it comes to roasting, I think that the more data the better, and drawing tasting variables back to roast development while keeping origin in mind keeps the roasting journey ‘fresh’. I enjoyed your post!

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Anonymous asked: also, you roast your own coffee? that's awesome!! what is the process for that?

upthewitchypunx:

I have a small barrel roaster that can only roast a pound at a time and is about the size of a larger toaster oven.  I buy green beans online. The thing with roasting coffee is that you have to listen to it, not look at it. There are two distinct parts of coffee roasting, the first crack and the second crack. The beans make a popping sound as the water evaporates and is pulled out. The first crack is louder and that’s about where I usually stop it to get a nice medium roast. The second crack is really rapid an draws the oils out and makes darker roasts, it also steal the caffeine!

However, you don’t need fancy equipment. You can roast in just a pan or you could use an air popcorn popper.

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