Roasting Theory

  1. New Video: Air Roasts - Closeup on Roast Levels

    New Video: Air Roasts - Closeup on Roast Levels

    Lighting and other factors can help you look at air roasted coffee

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  2. Quakers and Taste - 2020 Sensory Summit

    Quakers and Taste - 2020 Sensory Summit

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  3. Behmor  Roaster: Video Primer on Cleaning and Maintenance

    Behmor Roaster: Video Primer on Cleaning and Maintenance

    Clean your roaster. Clean your roaster. Clean your roaster.

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  4. Aillio Bullet R1 Roaster: Testing Airflow with Rwanda Kageyo

    Aillio Bullet R1 Roaster: Testing Airflow with Rwanda Kageyo

    A look at two extreme examples of airflow settings on the Bullet and how they affect roast development.

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  5. Bullet R1 Roaster Meet Up

    Bullet R1 Roaster Meet Up

    Join us for a meet-up where we will discuss the very popular Aillio Bullet R1 coffee roaster.

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  6. Roasting articles to get you started

    Roasting articles to get you started

    Did you catch our Maker Faire demo? There's more roasting info here...enter if you dare.

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  7. Fundamentals: Roasting Guatemalas and Washed Central American Coffees

    Fundamentals: Roasting Guatemalas and Washed Central American Coffees

    High grown washed Central American coffees are practically the control coffee when it comes to roasting, the coffees that roast just like they should.

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  8. Decaf Fundamentals - Updated 1/2017

    Decaf Fundamentals - Updated 1/2017

    When thinking about how to make an excellent decaffeinated coffee you have to first focus on the coffee before decaffeination.

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  9. Fundamentals: Roasting Dry Processed Coffees

    Fundamentals: Roasting Dry Processed Coffees

    Dry processed coffees are becoming fruitier and fruitier.

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  10. Indonesian Fundamentals: Approaches to Roasting Indonesian Coffees and a Look at Rustic Sweetness

    Indonesian Fundamentals: Approaches to Roasting Indonesian Coffees and a Look at Rustic Sweetness

    These are coffees that you roast not to push acidity, but to push their rustic sweetness and mouthfeel.

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  11. An Approach to Roasting Brazils

    An Approach to Roasting Brazils

    The Natural and Pulped Natural coffees from Brazil can be some of the trickiest coffees to roast.

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  12. Roasting Fundamentals: Decafs

    Roasting Fundamentals: Decafs

    A really great decaf shouldn't taste all too differently than before it was processed for decaf.

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  13. Ethiopia Fundamentals

    Ethiopia Fundamentals

    With their perfumed, floral aromatics, uniquely honeyed sweetness and tremendous balance between flavor components, Ethiopian coffees are true diamonds in the rough.

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  14. Kenya Fundamentals

    Kenya Fundamentals

    Kenyan coffees are masterpieces. They're the total package.

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  15. Stretchin' Out the Roast pt. 3

    Stretchin' Out the Roast pt. 3

    For part 3 I wanted to stretch out the drying stage of the roast, when the bean is losing moisture in the form of steam but there is not yet any expansion of the cells.

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  16. Coffee Roasting Basics - Color Changes

    Coffee Roasting Basics - Color Changes

    Through close up images of coffee beans, Tom narrates the color changes in the roast process.

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  17. Using Sight to Determine Degree of Roast

    Using Sight to Determine Degree of Roast

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  18. Using Smell to Determine Degree of Roast

    Using Smell to Determine Degree of Roast

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  19. Roast Profiling

    Roast Profiling

    Roast profiling is data collection. Your impressions of the cup of coffee itself, whether brewed or on a cupping table, are the most important pieces of data that you can collect.

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  20. Perfect Roast?

    Perfect Roast?

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