Single Origin Blend?

September 17, 2009

Last night I roasted up three batches of (highlighted in my last post). The first batch was Full City + and the second and third were roasted all the way to Vienna (all roasts were at full heat). Today when it came time to grind it up for the trip I decided to mix the FC+ and Vienna roasts together. If the smell is anything to judge by I am going to be delighted with the results. Hopefully I’ll get the licorice/cinnamon, clove flavors of the bean ( which FC+ reveals best) and the deep chocolate/caramel/earth flavors of the Vienna roast.

Just after I created this blend I set out to see if anyone else had done something similar. Sure enough there were other instances of single origin blends, but one that I found particularly interesting was this one that Sweet Maria’s did where the kept the final roast level the same but varied the roast temp and time. I’m intrigued enough to try that on my next batches.

Comments

comments

5 comments

  1. Comment by Nik Bauman

    Nik Bauman September 24, 2009 at 7:34 am

    As you roast your own, I’m very interested to hear what favorite roasters you have. I love the coffee producers we have on Foodzie, but I long for more! Everyone brings something different and special to the table.

    Home roasting isn’t something I’ve had the chance to do… yet!

  2. Comment by Tucker Bradford

    Tucker Bradford September 24, 2009 at 8:05 am

    Hey Nik, Thanks for commenting. I have to admit that I considered the idea of selling my roasts on Foodzie. I’m not sure that I could make it profitable on the scale that I am currently capable of, but its nice to dream. I use the Gene Cafe roaster now. Its an off axis air design and I love the consistency and balance of the roasted beans it produces. I used to use a popcorn popper but the batch size was prohibitively small.

  3. Comment by Nik Bauman

    Nik Bauman September 24, 2009 at 8:18 am

    Yeah – scale can be a challenge. Not everyone has room for a san franciscan http://foodzie.com/blog/2009/04/7-questions-with-de-la-paz-coffee/ 🙂

    One difference between us and Etsy is that we make sure that producers on Foodzie have insurance and are making their products in accordance with their state’s laws for being able to sell those products. But usually it’s a fairly trivial process to go through and we can provide some resources. Our landing page for those that would like to sell is here: http://foodzie.com/sell_with_us/

    I’m curious – where do you buy your beans?

  4. Comment by Tucker Bradford

    Tucker Bradford September 24, 2009 at 9:27 am

    Oh now that’s what I’m talking about (San Franciscan). Some day I hope to have a boutique coffee shop where I roast my own beans and brew each cup to order (a la kbaycoffee.com). Right now I’m living that dream through our weekly Coffee Social .

  5. Comment by Tucker Bradford

    Tucker Bradford September 24, 2009 at 9:27 am

    Oh, I get my beans from Sweet Maria’s in Emeryville (sweetmarias.com)

Comments are closed.

Go top
%d bloggers like this: