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Old 04-14-2014, 05:05 AM   #1
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Ok so I did my first roast went with the sumatra and about 1/2 way in to the 2nd crack. Then waited a day to grind the taste and flavor was ok but after 3 days it was better.( even my wife agreed? she also liked it? ) My question is did I grind to early and will the flavor still countinue to peak after it is ground or should I leave it full bean for 3-5 days? The ethiopean beans I did well they went away I will try it again next weekend. I burnt the sh!t out of them!
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Grind when you are ready to brew and only what you will need for that brew.
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Grind when you are ready to brew and only what you will need for that brew.


I got my father a nice coffee grinder a couple years back, he switched to buying whole beans but grinds a full pound at a time. It kills me. Nothing better than grinding beans just before brewing, if for nothing else it's an appetizer for the nose, makes the whole room smell like the tasty coffee you're about to enjoy
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Ok so I did my first roast went with the sumatra and about 1/2 way in to the 2nd crack. Then waited a day to grind the taste and flavor was ok but after 3 days it was better.( even my wife agreed? she also liked it? ) My question is did I grind to early and will the flavor still countinue to peak after it is ground or should I leave it full bean for 3-5 days? The ethiopean beans I did well they went away I will try it again next weekend. I burnt the sh!t out of them!
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I`ve been roasting at home a few yrs.
I over roasted at 1st. then I learned,
Most beens are done into the 1st crack,
unless u want espresso beans.
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Old 04-15-2014, 12:26 AM   #5
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I beleive you want to wait at least 24 hours after roasting prior to grinding as I believe the beans are leaving off CO2 (which I've also read to leave the lid cracked after roasting).

From many of the cupping notes I've read on beans, it seems that most usually don't cup until the 3-5 day mark after roasting. Only grind what you'll use directly before brewing.

I don't know of the science behind it, but I figure these guys who've been home roasting for many years know what they're doing so I just folllow suit.
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Old 04-15-2014, 02:23 PM   #6
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once ground the coffee will not improve.

try a slower roast,you will get deeper flavors,and possibly a longer gap between first and second crack.
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Old 04-15-2014, 05:23 PM   #7
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once ground the coffee will not improve.

try a slower roast,you will get deeper flavors,and possibly a longer gap between first and second crack.
Thanks guys I knew the answer was living here. A ton of good information here. Cigars and coffee! !
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I found that Sumatra beans benefit from longer off gassing times with 3 days being the best tasting for my cup. Earlier than that was subpar.

As for grinding only what you need - these guys nailed it.

As for roast profiles, try smaller batches at different finishing points. I likes my Sumatra at FC drifting to FC+. Africans generally tasted great in the C to C+ range and Central Americans C+ to FC. Your tastes will vary.
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