Talking About Roasting

The Narrows

There's a phrase that I've been guilty of saying once or twice in the past, but which now really bugs me. The gist of it is:

"I'm just trying to roast the coffee so that all of its best qualities are realized without showing my influence over it."

Quest Manufacturer's Instruction Manual

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This article contains the full instruction manual for the Quest M3.

QUEST M3 Coffee Roaster Instructions Note: 

Girl Talk: a video wherein I discuss different styles of roasters and how they use airflow

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In this video I talk about different styles of drum roasters and how they use airflow differently depending on the placement of the blower in relation to the energy source

In this video I talk about different styles of drum roasters and how they use airflow differently depending on the placement of the blower in relation to the energy source. There are a number of styles that I don't touch on, namely pure convection roasters or even the Loring Smart Roast which is billed as a hybrid roaster but seems to me to definitely be more convection based. Anyway, here's the video.

the Lab of Make-Believe

I did some roasting in the lab last night and video-ed a roast of the Guatemala Finca San Diego Buena Vista Bourbon which I took to a City roast level. If anybody has any roasting questions, feel free to shoot them my way and maybe I can address them in future episodes.