Our classroom has been closed a year, so I thought I would make a video presentation about coffee roasting bean changes through first crack and second crack.
We miss having presentations and demos in our Oakland space. And it’s been hard to get it together to find alternatives.
I cranked out this little session though, geared toward the home roaster who can’t get enough info about the changes in the coffee bean during first and After First Crack, a roast reaction around 440 to 450 degrees that is distinguished by a snapping sound. Second Crack is the second audible clue the roaster-operator receives about the degree-of-roast, following First Crack. Whereas More. Ok – it’s not that little, it’s 34 minutes!
This is a basic non-sciencey presentation to show how coffee changes in roasting, and what sounds and sights to expect.
Unfortunately the roaster is a bit noisy in the middle parts, but there is a lot of little nuggets of information in this presentation of nearly 35 minutes! Less than perfect, this video still has some good information. Please comment below!