5 Minute Answers to Your Coffee Questions, Ep1

I do my best to answer your coffee questions within 5 minutes. It’s hard!

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We asked for questions for this project, and you sent them …hard ones! Thanks! In this first Episode 1, there are 4 questions :

Here are the coffee questions I try to answer in the first Episode

1: How to find the right coffee … but are they talking about the green beans or how it’s brewed? I’m not sure

2: Anaerobic fermentation: Why don’t we offer this coffee? We will soon … but its complicated, and is this basically a way to flavor coffee? Especially coffee that isn’t that great as is? Just asking!

3: My air popper won’t roast dark, and I bought it from you! Popper’s aren’t 100% reliable to roast coffee due to the internal overheat switch, which shuts off the heat coil. It can be fixed, and there are some poppers that work better than others. Do we over-promise on the one we sell though?

4: I want to roast a blend like Peets Major Dickenson: Clone brewing exists in beer making, can we replicate coffees we like in home coffee roasting? Maybe – it’s about the roast and the blend, and I try to share what I know about Peets techniques. -Tom

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5 Responses

  1. I roast using the Behmor and prefer light roasts. Because of this I end up with tons of chaff on the beans afterwards. I know it doesn’t affect the flavor much, but all that chaff certainly makes a mess in and around the grinder. Any advice to ridding the beans of all that extra chaff after roasting?

    1. I put the coffee in a colander and focus a small fan on it… out on the porch that is. Recently I was trying to remove chaff from a light roast that was well adhered. I rubbed it between my palms and it really came right off but I don’t think this is a very appealing solution!

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