New Bullet - Roast Along

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

#1: Post by Jisgren »

Just had my Bullet delivered yesterday and will get it set up this weekend. I have seen a couple more posts from folks that also got in on the latest batch from Sweet Mairas. Anyone interested in ordering some of the same beans and learning to roast on the new machine together. I am coming from an olde Hottop so having the control will take some getting used to.

Thinking we could all order the same bean from one of the online shops and then compare profiles and results. I know there are a ton of profiles on roast.world, but there is very little commentary and i dont see anyone that goes back and comments on how the coffee was from that profile.

Maybe we could do a Kenyan, Ethiopian, and maybe a Guatemalan to cover a few different types of bean.

Let me know if you are interested and have any bean suggestion - everyone is invited to participle as it would be great to have some more experienced folks involved.

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#2: Post by yakster »

Colombia Buesaco Alianza Granjeros looks interesting.

https://www.sweetmarias.com/colombia-bu ... -7029.html
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#3: Post by bradm »

I reported on a recent series of roasts of a nice Guatemala crown jewel on the Bullet forum

https://community.roast.world/t/guatema ... 95?u=bradm

This coffee is still available, and is reasonably priced. I still have about 8 lb and would be eager to do some collaborative roasting here on HB if anyone else buys another box of this one.

Sorry for the cross-linked post.

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CarefreeBuzzBuzz

#4: Post by CarefreeBuzzBuzz »

That Colombian arrived in Oct 2020 unless its a typo which it could be. Not bad but may not be great to learn on is moisture is lower.

I suggest this one Costa Rica Tarrazu Cafetales de Dota

Labeled a crowd pleaser with strong cocoa and body in the flavor wheel. Wet process is good for learning.

John didn't specific roast purpose - brew or espresso, but this one sounds good for either.

John if you want to really learn I would get at least 20 lbs to start. SM sells out offerings fast and you will need to roast and roast.

Alternative is get yourself 65lbs from Genuine Origin or 33 from Showroom. Unlikely to have others roast along as well.

just some thoughts.
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Jisgren (original poster)

#5: Post by Jisgren (original poster) »

I like that Costa Rica, it looks promising. I have been roasting on the Hottop since it first came out so have burned a few beans. This will be a different animal though since there is more data and control - I never modified the HT for any data logging. I do have 20 lb of Liquid Amber Espresso blend that I will be working on as well.

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#6: Post by yakster »

Hmm, strange, the Colombia lists Oct 2021 arrival now. I picked it from a new arrivals email that I got from Sweet Maria's yesterday.
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#7: Post by CarefreeBuzzBuzz »

Chris makes sense that it is 2021. Both that and the CR look good.
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#8: Post by Jisgren (original poster) »

Let's do the Costa Rican and then I added a Kenya Peaberry. I am going to order 4lbs of each and target to start roasting the weekend of Nov 6.

https://www.sweetmarias.com/kenya-nyeri ... -6924.html
https://www.sweetmarias.com/costa-rica- ... -7025.html

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#9: Post by bradm »

Just ordered the CR

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#10: Post by CarefreeBuzzBuzz »

Just picked up 20lbs of the CR. Will share my Brother in Law. Noted that SM charged some amount of tax - which I can't figure out - and haven't seen before being out of CA. Can't imagine they sell enough to be required to collect here. It would be about 16-17,000 pounds sold into AZ in a year.
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