Sumatra

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

#1: Post by Oooriel »

Hello
I am dark roasting Sumatra with very good results. Is it possible to blend it with other type of beans in order to make it even sweeter espresso, without losing the Sumatra qualities ? ( if so, what beans and what degree of roasting)

Thanks

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Brewzologist
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#2: Post by Brewzologist »

Yep. You can add a light roasted Ethiopian to make a nice Mokha Java blend!

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BaristaBoy E61

#3: Post by BaristaBoy E61 »

We blend Sumatra with El Salvador, 3g Sumatra & 15g El Salvador. Everyone loves it!

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Oooriel (original poster)

#4: Post by Oooriel (original poster) »

Brewzologist wrote:Yep. You can add a light roasted Ethiopian to make a nice Mokha Java blend!
Thank you

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mkane
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#5: Post by mkane »

MY wife drinks this coffee. Never tasted it myself and I'll try blending it.


Oooriel (original poster)

#6: Post by Oooriel (original poster) »

Brewzologist wrote:Yep. You can add a light roasted Ethiopian to make a nice Mokha Java blend!

What ratio you rcommend? Is it 2:1 for the Sumatra? or other?

Thanks again (:

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Brewzologist
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#7: Post by Brewzologist »

Oooriel wrote: What ratio you rcommend? Is it 2:1 for the Sumatra? or other?

Thanks again (:
The classic recipe is 50% of each. You can tweak from there. I do all my blends post-roast so it's easy to play with this.

Also, if you've not tried roasting a Sumatran to a medium level you might be pleasantly surprised. With a quality green there's no need to roast it too far.

Oooriel (original poster)

#8: Post by Oooriel (original poster) » replying to Brewzologist »

Very good tips. Tanks (:

Oooriel (original poster)

#9: Post by Oooriel (original poster) »

Hi, finaly, found 2 importent thing. 1. roasting 10 seconds less than usual but still dark roasting. It really helped. 2. You have to let the beans rest about 10 days after roasting and the results are a m a z i n g !!!