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Date: 22 Sep 2007 21:00:26
From: Robert Harmon
Subject: Q: Best way to roast Smith Farms beans?
I just got my 2lb bag of birthday beans and will be roasting them in small
batches of 1/2lb. Last time I had some of these I took them only into the
first crack @C+ and loved it. Now I'd like to experiment without wasting any
of these expensive beans. What's your favorite for drip & vacuum (no
espresso with these)? I'll be using the TurboCrazy.
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Date: 23 Sep 2007 07:19:00
From:
Subject: Re: Q: Best way to roast Smith Farms beans?
On Sat, 22 Sep 2007 21:00:26 -0500, "Robert Harmon"
<R_H_HARMON@YAHOO.COM > wrote:

>I just got my 2lb bag of birthday beans and will be roasting them in small
>batches of 1/2lb. Last time I had some of these I took them only into the
>first crack @C+ and loved it. Now I'd like to experiment without wasting any
>of these expensive beans. What's your favorite for drip & vacuum (no
>espresso with these)? I'll be using the TurboCrazy.
>--
>Robert Harmon

Thanks Robert. FYI, Bob roasts on his fluid bed roaster, to just
before 2nd crack for our roasted customers. This is the roast we
love. Drinking some of the same right now:) as it rains on all the
coffee trees out the window. Been raining all night and the coffee is
happy! (BTW, don't believe any press about the drought in Kona. Not
happening in South Kona, for sure!)

aloha,
Cea
roast beans to kona to email
farmers of Pure Kona


  
Date: 23 Sep 2007 22:37:35
From: Phil
Subject: Re: Q: Best way to roast Smith Farms beans?
On Sun, 23 Sep 2007 07:19:00 -1000, beans@smithfarms.com wrote:

>On Sat, 22 Sep 2007 21:00:26 -0500, "Robert Harmon"
><R_H_HARMON@YAHOO.COM> wrote:
>
>>I just got my 2lb bag of birthday beans and will be roasting them in small
>>batches of 1/2lb. Last time I had some of these I took them only into the
>>first crack @C+ and loved it. Now I'd like to experiment without wasting any
>>of these expensive beans. What's your favorite for drip & vacuum (no
>>espresso with these)? I'll be using the TurboCrazy.
>>--
>>Robert Harmon
>
>Thanks Robert. FYI, Bob roasts on his fluid bed roaster, to just
>before 2nd crack for our roasted customers. This is the roast we
>love. Drinking some of the same right now:) as it rains on all the
>coffee trees out the window. Been raining all night and the coffee is
>happy! (BTW, don't believe any press about the drought in Kona. Not
>happening in South Kona, for sure!)
>
>aloha,
>Cea
>roast beans to kona to email
> farmers of Pure Kona

I'll second what Cea says. These beans like a long slow roast, stretch it
out as far as you can after first crack, but don't let them get into second
at all. Brings out all the brown-sugar sweetness and depth without losing
any of the floral aromatics and that faint hint of pine that makes this
coffee so uniquely fine. Just be careful, cause the beans stay deceptively
light in color even at the later stages of the roast.

Phil D