Daterra Sweet Blue, tips anyone? - Page 2

Discuss roast levels and profiles for espresso, equipment for roasting coffee.

Postby crunchybean » Feb 10, 2019, 2:40 pm

Almico roasted an Ethiopian and posted a profile. You guys should do a search and mimick that profile. Assuming the name "sweet blue" is meant to mean sweet blueberries. If you get chocolate and caramel you are over shooting your roast.


Postby Beeroclock » replying to crunchybean » Feb 10, 2019, 4:11 pm

Hmmm...really?? I think you might have the wrong end of the stick there..the Daterra is a Brazil.


Postby crunchybean » replying to Beeroclock » Feb 10, 2019, 4:37 pm

Oh then my bad, still though I've had some fruity Brazil's by slowing through Millard and going hard and quick through development time. How you make it happen on your roaster, I am not sure.


Postby crunchybean » replying to crunchybean » Feb 10, 2019, 4:47 pm

**for dry processed brazil**


Postby nanook » Feb 10, 2019, 9:09 pm

DaveC wrote:In fact drinking some at the moment that I roasted 10 days ago.....lovely chocolate caramel hit.

Thanks Dave,

14min to 1st crack seem awfully long, but i may try that if that is what it take to crank the chocolate flavor. Are your roasting for espresso or drip? Dropping right at the first crack might be a bit early for espresso. What is your deop temp?

I will try it and get back to you.


Postby Beeroclock » replying to nanook » Feb 11, 2019, 4:32 am

I think what Dave meant was 14 min total roast time - so probably more like 11 or so mins to FC..


Postby DaveC » replying to Beeroclock » Feb 11, 2019, 3:02 pm

yes absolutely 13.5 to 14m total roast time, gives deep rich chocolate with no bitterness (If you get the temps right). Yes you could say I roast for espresso and Americano, it's probably truer to say I roast appropriately for the coffee. I have roasted a lot of Daterra Sweet blue (I have quite a few Pentapacks of it, plus a few others like Mellow etc..


Postby Moxiechef » replying to DaveC » Feb 11, 2019, 7:14 pm

Any way you can post some profiles or time goals?


Postby EddyQ » Feb 11, 2019, 11:06 pm

I've roasted some Sweet Blue and still have some beans. I find they aren't as great tasting until you run them on the a little on the dark side. End before 2C. Recently I picked up some Sweet Yellow. Now that is a sweeter coffee when roasted like Jonathan's profile!

The quality of Daterra beans are quite good. Very little defects. And I like the info they provide about flavor notes. However something bothers me when they don't tell you what variety or cultivars of beans they are. Nothing about altitude. What is a penta process?