My wife just bought me a Behmor Plus and I am excited to try my first batches. Where do I start?
I have been into espresso for sometime now (4 years), and have been interested in trying my hand at Home Roasting.
We have tried so many coffee's and our Go To, most often purchased is LaColombe's Nizza, which is a blend of beans from Columbia,Brazil, Nicaragua, and Congo. The Coffee is a Medium Roast, with Sweet Notes of Carmel, Nuts and a little Chocolate. No citrus, super smooth.
In poking around Sweet Maria's, there as too many options to understand where to begin, and I have a few questions. When trying to create a blend, do you roast them together or do each bean get roasted separately and then blended? The few times I have tried to mix to different coffee's, they never grind right together, and I get a bad extraction...
I am looking for any suggestions on how to start, and if there are any recommended Articles and Video's for my first roasts. I will start my first roasts with one type of bean, and am looking for suggestions on some Medium Roasts (or is that just how much one Roasts it, and not the bean type)?
I am sorry if some of my questions are laughable,,, like I said, I am a newbie - getting psyched to try my first Roast.
I have a good espresso setup at home with a Kafatek Flat Grinder, so at least I will be able to get the most out of it....