Our Valued Sponsor
OpinionsConsumer ReviewsGuides and How TosCoffeeGeek ReviewsResourcesForums
Coffee: Home Roasting Talk
Melitta Coffee Roaster
Rancilio Silvia - How to
Step by step guide for easy brewing and steaming with the Rancilio Silvia
www.seattlecoffeegear.com
 
Not Logged in: Log In to Postlog in
New Topics updated topics   New Posts new posts   Unanswered Posts new unanswered  
Search Discussion Board search   Discussion Board FAQ faq   Signup sign up  
Discussions > Coffee > Home Roast > Melitta Coffee...  
view previous topic | view next topic | view all topics
showing page 1 of 2 last page next page
Author Messages
atalanta
Senior Member
atalanta
Joined: 4 Mar 2004
Posts: 51
Location: Historic Philadelphia
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Gaggia
Grinder: Braun burr grinder
Drip: Capresso Grind & Brew,...
Roaster: Fresh Roast
Posted Fri May 4, 2012, 3:38pm
Subject: Melitta Coffee Roaster
 

While I'm in a holding pattern for a new roaster, I borrowed a Melitta Aromaroast (got it for someone who I thought would be just as into roasting and never used it). I looked it up and it was pulled from the market almost as soon as it was introduced. I can see why, you can't watch the beans if you follow their directions. And their directions are pretty lame: put in beans, turn to roast (it has two settings roast and off) and wait x minutes depending on the type of roast you want. This was the roast I got after about 4 minutes. Not too bad. I thought there'd be more smoke. I think I will need to let them go a little longer.

atalanta: finished.jpg
(Click for larger image)
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
frcn
Senior Member
frcn
Joined: 23 Dec 2001
Posts: 3,412
Location: Northern California
Expertise: Professional

Espresso: Vibiemme Domobar Double
Grinder: Mazzer Kony, Baratza...
Vac Pot: Hario, 2 Cory pots, 1 Cory...
Drip: Behmor Brazen, Bunn A10 mod...
Roaster: computer controlled Hottop,...
Posted Fri May 4, 2012, 10:15pm
Subject: Re: Melitta Coffee Roaster
 

They would be OK in a week for drip.. or at least worth a try. Worst case, it's a good use to test  our ability to spit!

I sort of remember that roaster, but it's not a good sign when you go on eBay and search does not find a single example.

But a 4 min. light roast?  I shudder. Unsweetened grapefruit with a white vinegar follow.  ;-)

 
Visit My Website
www.EspressoMyEspresso.com
back to top
 View Profile Visit website Link to this post
CoffeeRoastersClub
Senior Member
CoffeeRoastersClub
Joined: 6 Jul 2005
Posts: 4,509
Location: Connecticut
Expertise: Professional

Espresso: Vintage La Pavoni Lever...
Grinder: Breville Smartgrind,...
Vac Pot: Vintage Silex, Nicro...
Drip: Technivorm Moccamaster...
Roaster: javaPRO-CRC AIR Fluid Bed...
Posted Sat May 5, 2012, 9:28am
Subject: Re: Melitta Coffee Roaster
 

I concur with Randy.  Are you sure they roasted?  Split a bean apart and see if it roasted inside.  

Len

 
"Coffee leads men to trifle away their time, scald their chops, and spend their money, all for a little base, black, thick, nasty, bitter, stinking nauseous puddle water." ~The Women's Petition Against Coffee, 1674

Bitcoin Merchant www.CoffeeRoastersClub.com     www.javaPRO-CRC.com
back to top
 View Profile Visit website Link to this post
atalanta
Senior Member
atalanta
Joined: 4 Mar 2004
Posts: 51
Location: Historic Philadelphia
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Gaggia
Grinder: Braun burr grinder
Drip: Capresso Grind & Brew,...
Roaster: Fresh Roast
Posted Sat May 5, 2012, 11:21am
Subject: Re: Melitta Coffee Roaster
 

I'll do that and post the result. Maybe grind some up and see how it looks. Some of the beans do have an oily sheen to them. They're a little darker than the photo, but not much.

I found it on eBay years ago.
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
EricBNC
Senior Member
EricBNC
Joined: 22 Jun 2010
Posts: 1,867
Location: North Carolina
Expertise: Just starting

Espresso: QM Silvano, LP Stradivarius,...
Grinder: K30, Major, Preciso, Pharos,...
Vac Pot: Sunbeam C30, Bodum Santos...
Drip: Bonavita BV-1800,...
Roaster: Behmor, Melitta, Fresh...
Posted Sat May 5, 2012, 11:39am
Subject: Re: Melitta Coffee Roaster
 

These do pop up often enough on eBay. I found one at my Goodwill in the box for four bucks so I took it home - I posted some blogs about it on ROASTe - mine will roast OK but the capacity per roast is small - still it's quiet and relatively smoke free so it was fun using it inside this winter. : )

Click Here (www.roaste.com)

Click Here (www.roaste.com)

Click Here (www.roaste.com)

 
I chew coffee beans with my teeth while gargling with 195 F water to enjoy coffee. What is this "coffee brewing" device you speak of?
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
frcn
Senior Member
frcn
Joined: 23 Dec 2001
Posts: 3,412
Location: Northern California
Expertise: Professional

Espresso: Vibiemme Domobar Double
Grinder: Mazzer Kony, Baratza...
Vac Pot: Hario, 2 Cory pots, 1 Cory...
Drip: Behmor Brazen, Bunn A10 mod...
Roaster: computer controlled Hottop,...
Posted Sat May 5, 2012, 11:45am
Subject: Re: Melitta Coffee Roaster
 

EricBNC Said:

These do pop up often enough on eBay....

Posted May 5, 2012 link

If I saw one at a thrift store for $4 I probably would get it to sit on a shelf next to my Hearthware Gourmet, Hearthware Precision, iRoast2, and the first Hottop in the USA. But to roast coffee? Fugedaboudit!   ;-)

 
Visit My Website
www.EspressoMyEspresso.com
back to top
 View Profile Visit website Link to this post
CoffeeRoastersClub
Senior Member
CoffeeRoastersClub
Joined: 6 Jul 2005
Posts: 4,509
Location: Connecticut
Expertise: Professional

Espresso: Vintage La Pavoni Lever...
Grinder: Breville Smartgrind,...
Vac Pot: Vintage Silex, Nicro...
Drip: Technivorm Moccamaster...
Roaster: javaPRO-CRC AIR Fluid Bed...
Posted Sat May 5, 2012, 1:05pm
Subject: Re: Melitta Coffee Roaster
 

atalanta Said:

I'll do that and post the result. Maybe grind some up and see how it looks. Some of the beans do have an oily sheen to them. They're a little darker than the photo, but not much.

I found it on eBay years ago.

Posted May 5, 2012 link

If you find the beans tough to grind they are likely under-roasted.  If they smell a bit like grass (lawn grass) that would also be an indication of under-roasting.

Len

 
"Coffee leads men to trifle away their time, scald their chops, and spend their money, all for a little base, black, thick, nasty, bitter, stinking nauseous puddle water." ~The Women's Petition Against Coffee, 1674

Bitcoin Merchant www.CoffeeRoastersClub.com     www.javaPRO-CRC.com
back to top
 View Profile Visit website Link to this post
EricBNC
Senior Member
EricBNC
Joined: 22 Jun 2010
Posts: 1,867
Location: North Carolina
Expertise: Just starting

Espresso: QM Silvano, LP Stradivarius,...
Grinder: K30, Major, Preciso, Pharos,...
Vac Pot: Sunbeam C30, Bodum Santos...
Drip: Bonavita BV-1800,...
Roaster: Behmor, Melitta, Fresh...
Posted Sat May 5, 2012, 1:05pm
Subject: Re: Melitta Coffee Roaster
 

I used the one I have, and found the results interesting - air roasted in 8 - 10 minutes can bring out acidity and brightness nicely if it is in the bean to start with.  I have adequate line voltage (over 120 according to my Kill-A-Watt meter) so baking doesn't happen - notice the cracks in the roasted beans in my photos added to the blogs.  

I can compare it to other methods (heat gun/metal bowl, pop corn popper's, Stir Crazy/Turbo Oven, and Behmor) too. If the roasts were a lost cause I would not use it or blog about it.  It's rep as a bean baker may be earned, or maybe we know more about line voltage thanks to an active internet roasting community than they did in 1982.  Maybe these quit heating very well quickly into their life cycle - mine was purchased new in the box so time will tell how long the element holds up.  

50g green nets 42g of roasted coffee, so just enough for a 24 fl oz pot of coffee, 3 traditional doubles, or 2 large espresso doubles is the yield - I wish it could handle larger batches.

EricBNC: grinds CG.jpg
(Click for larger image)

 
I chew coffee beans with my teeth while gargling with 195 F water to enjoy coffee. What is this "coffee brewing" device you speak of?
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
atalanta
Senior Member
atalanta
Joined: 4 Mar 2004
Posts: 51
Location: Historic Philadelphia
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Gaggia
Grinder: Braun burr grinder
Drip: Capresso Grind & Brew,...
Roaster: Fresh Roast
Posted Sat May 5, 2012, 3:32pm
Subject: Re: Melitta Coffee Roaster
 

I cracked a bean and the color was consistent - no "raw" look. Actually, I've been checking the bowl and the smell is good. We're going to grind up some and try it in the press tonight.

I liked the blog posts. I'll have to fiddle with it some more, get the roasts to last a little longer. I don't have a kill-a-watt yet so can't speak as to that aspect. I did stir the beans until they had lost enough moisture to be carried aloft by the fan. I didn't in the first batch so there are a couple burnt beans in there. Roasting decaf outside, I could get away without the chaff collector.
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
atalanta
Senior Member
atalanta
Joined: 4 Mar 2004
Posts: 51
Location: Historic Philadelphia
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Gaggia
Grinder: Braun burr grinder
Drip: Capresso Grind & Brew,...
Roaster: Fresh Roast
Posted Mon May 7, 2012, 10:14am
Subject: Re: Melitta Coffee Roaster
 

Ground and brewed some this morning. The smell was lovely as they ground and the color nice (photo attached). The taste is fine, but there's an aftertaste that's odd. It's not bad, I can't quite place it. Probably some baking since it was my first roast with it.

atalanta: noname
(Click for larger image)
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
showing page 1 of 2 last page next page
view previous topic | view next topic | view all topics
Discussions > Coffee > Home Roast > Melitta Coffee...  
New Topics updated topics   New Posts new posts   Unanswered Posts new unanswered     Search Discussion Board search   Discussion Board FAQ faq   Signup sign up  
Not Logged in: Log In to Postlog in
Discussions Quick Jump:
Symbols: New Posts= New Posts since your last visit      No New Posts= No New Posts since last visit     Go to most recent post= Newest post
Forum Rules:
No profanity, illegal acts or personal attacks will be tolerated in these discussion boards.
No commercial posting of any nature will be tolerated; only private sales by private individuals, in the "Buy and Sell" forum.
No SEO style postings will be tolerated. SEO related posts will result in immediate ban from CoffeeGeek.
No cross posting allowed - do not post your topic to more than one forum, nor repost a topic to the same forum.
Who Can Read The Forum? Anyone can read posts in these discussion boards.
Who Can Post New Topics? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post new topics.
Who Can Post Replies? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post replies.
Can Photos be posted? Anyone can post photos in their new topics or replies.
Who can change or delete posts? Any CoffeeGeek member can edit their own posts. Only moderators can delete posts.
Probationary Period: If you are a new signup for CoffeeGeek, you cannot promote, endorse, criticise or otherwise post an unsolicited endorsement for any company, product or service in your first five postings.
Cafe Solutions
Commercial sales and service, nationwide installation, equipment leasing options.
www.seattlecoffeegear.com
Home | Opinions | Consumer Reviews | Guides & How Tos | CoffeeGeek Reviews | Resources | Forums | Contact Us
CoffeeGeek.com, CoffeeGeek, and Coffee Geek, along with all associated content & images are copyright ©2000-2014 by Mark Prince, all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Content, code, and images may not be reused without permission. Usage of this website signifies agreement with our Terms and Conditions. (0.351680040359)
Privacy Policy | Copyright Info | Terms and Conditions | CoffeeGeek Advertisers | RSS | Find us on Google+