Posted by: Andre | November 20, 2009

Ismaili Profiled

I really like Yemen coffees. Something about dry processing just appeals to my taste buds I guess. Today I roasted a 400g batch of Yemen Mokha Ismaili with the Arduino profiler. The basic idea is to come up with a good profile for espresso, and for now excluding Kenyans as I know they will take a bit of a different strategy.

So far the Arduino is doing great logging to a CSV file every 2s. It allows me to rebuild a graph of the roast time easily.

Line at about 10m is first crack start, a bit earlier than I anticipated. The roast came out similar as intended, only a bit longer time frame, but overall was of a similar shape as I was thinking. I was hoping to get to 1st crack in 8 minutes, but it took to about 10m which I suppose is because of the extended drying phase. Over time I will be tweaking this profile based on cuppings and impressions as espresso.

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  1. As espresso this coffee is great. Both an amazing buttery mouthfeel as well as slight fruit flavors over a heavy chocolate base. It did much better than the other Harasi profile seen earlier.


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