What Green Coffee did you Buy or Roast Today?

Discussion in 'The Cafe'' started by Mick, Nov 17, 2013.

    Started raining lastnight and still raining now.

    2 batches Costa Rica La Minita inside under the range hood.

  1. When does the Mick Roasting Co. open? I always wonder how you drink all that coffee:a26:
  2. Costa Rica Chica la Roca, 12oz in Behmor on 1# P1 setting. We'll see how long it takes for 1st crack on it's own. I did preheat so it got up to temp quicker.

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  3. The last 3 roasts I've pre-heated 1:20. Run P1 (auto) until 2nd or 3rd "pop" of first crack then switched to manual P3. Then for the last min P1 manual (burner off).

    I'm just starting to get in the swing of Behmor "anticipation". One thing I have learned. DON'T WAIT. If you "think" it is time to react you are going to be too late and burn the roast.

    Not bad on auto "max" then slowing down the roast with lower heat.

  4. It started first crack at 17 mins then take a of shortly after I hit C. I had not changed the temp so it should have kept cracking since it only had about 5 audible pops. After about 45 secs with no more sounds I bumped the temp up with p4 manual and got to the start of 2nd crack at 21 mins.

    Not sure if I need to bump the heat a bit to get 1st crack rolling then decrease or what exactly. I've always had much better luck with 4oz batches but it doesn't last very long.

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  5. I don't have a scale here so going by volume.

    Shy of 2 cups "guestamate" 14 oz.

    This seems to be the "sweet spot" for my 1600+ roaster
  6. TexLaw

    TexLaw Contributor

    Another 1/2# of La Minita in the new Hottop 2k+.

    This is my fourth roast in a week's time in the new rig, and I'm enjoying it quite a bit. I enjoyed the Behmor quite a bit, as well, mind you, but the Hottop provides a more engaging roast with customized automation and a tremendous amount of real time information.
  7. TexLaw

    TexLaw Contributor

    1/2# of Guatamala SHB Santo Domingo
  8. Yesterday did a Ethiopian Yirg wet process.

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  9. Just got my last order from Sweet Maria's that included

    Guatemala Proyecto Xinabajul "La Viuda" Evelia
    India Ratnagiri Pearl Mountain Peaberry
    Yemen Mokha Matari

    And a surprise:


    Attached Files:

  10. TexLaw

    TexLaw Contributor

    I've roasted a couple of 1/2# batches of La Minita over the last couple of days. I think I'm starting to try to get the knack of this Hottop and having some fun varying a roast.
  11. Came back with 2 days of pre ground Costa Rican. Found a lost tight-vac can of Etheopian. no lable on the vac but one smell and I knew. One sip confirmed.

    Now roasting two 400 gram batches of Costa Rican. In the Hottop.

  12. @Mick, How old was that lost tight-vac can of Ethiopian? And how did you like it compared to when it was first roasted?

    I ask because on a couple of occasions I have had 5-6 week old coffee and found that it was still quite good/fresh tasting.
  13. It was old. Old as in grocery store fresh.

    Dated June 18th as the roast date.

    Smelled like natural Etheopian. Taste like natural Etheopian. Only enough for 2 pots in the Bunn.

    Better than no coffee.

  14. TexLaw

    TexLaw Contributor

    250g of Costa Rican La Minita just into second crack.

  15. 4 half lb batches of La Minita. I bought 40# of this variety as this year seems to have been an exceptional crop.

    Back at casa Mick Süd so using the Hottop.

  16. TexLaw

    TexLaw Contributor

    250 g of Rwanda Kibingo


    My first roast of the new year and my first with this bean. I dropped it a little early after getting a bit nervous that I was taking it too far, but I loved the way it smelled when I did drop it. I look forward to trying it out.

    @Mick, how do you go about roasting that La Minita in your Hottop? I still have a few pounds left. I like what I've been doing with it, but I also want to mix things up, learn a thing or two, and maybe even find something I enjoy as much or more. If appreciate your insights, as you have a great deal of experience both with the same roaster and bean.
  17. I've been taking my roasts to 380-385° which takes around 13-14 minutes.

    I need to roast tomorrow. I can save and post my profile if you would like to see it.

  18. TexLaw

    TexLaw Contributor

    That would be great. Thanks!

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