Talking About Roasting

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

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I've been thinking about roasting. I've been thinking about coffees that take a little more work in the roaster - coffees that many of the coffee folk these days who are more interested in brighter and more acidic coffees frequently dismiss

By Christopher Schooley

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An Approach to Roasting Brazils

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The classic natural and pulped-natural Brazil profile is Full City to Full City+, tending to be layered with cocoa, tobacco, leather, nutty and rustic sweetness, and have a particular fattiness in the mouthfeel.

By Christopher Schooley

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The classic natural and pulped-natural Brazil profile is Full City to Roasted Coffee Pictorial Guide. ">Full City+, tending to be layered with cocoa, tobacco, leather, nutty and rustic sweetness, and have a particular fattiness in the mouthfeel. Because of these characteristics Brazils are frequently components in espresso blends, but also make for excellent drip and press pot coffee brews for folks looking for something with a little more presence and fairly low acidity.

Talk about Roasting - Ed Freedman, Shearwater Coffee Roasters Fairfield, CT

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When I first started my conversation with Ed, it was because he was having a problem. The Ethiopia Guji Skakiso that he had picked up from us was lacking the origin characteristics he was looking for. This is a coffee from last year's crop, but we had just cupped it blind with other washed Ethiopias and still found it to be brilliant with plenty of origin character, so I wanted to talk to Ed about his roast profile to see what we could do to help him unlock the qualities he was looking for.

3 Roasts + more roasts: Guatemala Alotenango - Guacatepeque Small Producers

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The Coffee

Guatemala Alotenango - Guacatepeque Small Producers

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The Roasts

City, Full City, City+ with Stretched Drying, City+ with Stretched Development post 1st Crack, and one surprise

Talkin' bout Roasting with Vajra Rich, Boxcar Coffee Roasters

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Talk about talk about it talk about it talk about Roasting - Christopher Oppenhuis

I've mentioned it a lot of times already I know, but I really can't say enough how awesome the roaster scene is in Chicago right now. Not just because there's a lot of folks doing quality work, but also because there's a lot of folks doing really unique work and most importantly that there seems to be a real sense of community and support throughout the scene. Seriously folks, you should definitely be watching what's going on in Chi.