Home Coffee Roasting: Romance and Revival (Revised and Updated)

Home Coffee Roasting: Romance and Revival (Revised and Updated)

Kenneth Davids

Language: English

Pages: 208

ISBN: 2:00216230

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Home Coffee Roasting: Romance and Revival (Revised and Updated)

Kenneth Davids

Language: English

Pages: 208

ISBN: 2:00216230

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Publish Year note: First published April 15th 1996
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In the past decade, home coffee roasting has gone from a small but growing trend to an increasingly mainstream audience. Still, for many in the current generation of coffee lovers, roasting remains a mysterious process. In this completely revised, expanded edition of his classic Home Coffee Roasting, James Beard Award nominated Kenneth Davids reveals the secrets to simple, quality home roasting.

Home Coffee Roasting provides insightful, easy-to-follow guidelines for every step in the process:
· The new home roasters: how to evaluate and use them
· A resource guide for green beans and home-roasting equipment
· Best techniques for storing green beans
· Tips on perfecting a roast
· How to create your own blend

With David's charming blend of commentary on coffee, the history of roasting and connoisseurship, how-to instructions, copious illustrations, and an invaluable resource guide, this revised, expanded edition of Home Coffee Roasting is the one necessary book for every true coffee lover.

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line. Either way you can see how the use of instrumentation permits the translation of what was once an intuitive system held in the memory and nervous system of the roaster to a complex but precise series of numbers. One human sense that hopefully will never become obsolete is taste. For even if the day arrives when roasting is performed entirely on the basis of system and number, the roaster (or roastmaster as he/she is increasingly called in these upscale days) still will need to taste the

achieve considerably more consistency in degree of roast than is possible with roasting equipment not equipped with thermometers or heat probes. Nevertheless, the classic professional drum sample roaster, constructed of cast iron and brass and virtually indestructible, has many advantages over cheaper home equipment, including style, flexible control of heat and air flow, and, above all, durability. These handsome apparatuses start at around $4,200 for a “one-barrel” or single-cylinder model.

Only gas-oven roasting enables you to control roast-chamber temperature deliberately and measurably. Consequently, the best approach for most home-roasting methods is to maintain the same temperature throughout your sessions and influence style or degree of roast simply by varying the length of time you keep the beans in the roasting chamber. If your method allows you a choice of roast temperature (essentially, if you are using either a gas oven or a stove-top roaster fitted with a candy

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better-off families, who once employed live-in servants to take care of tasks like coffee roasting, were forced to do it themselves. In this context it is easy to see why people might begin to prefer the costlier but more convenient option of preroasted coffee. New preferences for store-bought bread and preroasted coffee also were driven by the myth of progress that infatuated the industrialized world throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Packaged preroasted coffee was modern,

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