Sunday, June 5, 2016

Columbia Huila Coffee

Haven't roasted in a while. I think I have the formula for Columbia Huila down, though.  Kept the heat at about level 6 for the whole time, and the following notes:
  1. Set the heat level at 6 (no idea what the temp is on the stove, but it's a medium heat level)
  2. Roasting chamber at 300, with 14oz of coffee
  3. At 3:16, 250 degrees a strong, slightly bitter smell emanates
  4. Stir, stir, stir
  5. 7:15, approximately 325 degrees, first crack. First crack is like a quiet popcorn popping sound
  6. 9:25 360 degrees, second crack. Second crack is more like a crackling sound, like loud rice crispies
  7. 10:30 and 370 I pulled it off. Still had some crackling going on
Result? A medium-dark roast and a house that smells like coffee!