Roast Report

March 11, 2009

Last night I roasted my first batch of coffee in 5 years. It was Sulawesi Enrekang “Mount Alla” (from Sweet Maria’s, of course). I roasted it to Full City, as recommended. The first shot was sweet, earthy and fruited (apparently fruity isn’t good), with tiny bit of sour. The sour was most likely due to extraction, and not a characteristic of the roast or origin. All in all I was quite pleased.

Unfortunately, the first batch wasn’t meant to last. So tonight I roasted up half pound of Brazil Ipanema “Tree Dry Process”. This time I went all the way to a Vienna roast. It looks and smells wonderful. I can’t wait to try it.
newest roastI did learn an important lesson on the maiden voyage of the Gene Cafe Roaster. Apparently, my stove hood doesn’t suck. Tonight I hooked up duct to vent out the nastiness.

ducting

Aww Yeah! I’m not fooling around.

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