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BSB
02-12-2012, 08:25 AM
I was roasting this morning, Colombia Tolima Einar Ortiz Microlot, and I noticed a hint of lemon aroma, in the 1st 2 mins of roasting. When the coffee is actually drying, not cooking. Lemon blosson was one of the flavors in SM's description of the coffee.
I have had similar experience with Klatche's Colombia Gutierrez Micro-lot, but with maple aroma and maple flavor in the coffee.
Anybody else notice this phenomina? I use the Fresh roast, maybe it is only happen in air roasting?
Anyways, pretty cool :D
Ah, the joys of home roasting :cf1

BSB
02-13-2012, 09:57 AM
Funny, I thought this was kind of an intriguing topic. The 1st time it happened, I was blown away. This last time, I was not as surprised. I guess, maybe, it doesn't happen that often and only in certain circumstances. And maybe none of the rest of you have experienced it. It is WAY cool, when it does :2 :D

Blak Smyth
02-13-2012, 10:01 AM
Are talking about the aroma while roasting or while brewing?
I only typically smell burnt popcorn while roasting.

ApexAZ
02-13-2012, 10:02 AM
Sorry no, I've only ever smelled the grassy/hay aromas in the first few minutes before it starts smoking.

BSB
02-13-2012, 10:11 AM
Are talking about the aroma while roasting or while brewing?
I only typically smell burnt popcorn while roasting.

During roasting, in the first couple mins, right before it starts to "smoke"
Maple, lemon, who'da thought :D
You know, it might have something to do with the cool, thin, mountain air. We are at 6,400 feet above sea level :eek:

Blak Smyth
02-13-2012, 10:15 AM
During roasting, in the first couple mins, right before it starts to "smoke"
Maple, lemon, who'da thought :D
You know, it might have something to do with the cool, thin, mountain air. We are at 6,400 feet above sea level :eek:

I think the Nesco prevents any real aroma from escaping in the begining of the roast. I don't really pick-up any aroma at first.