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bicktrav
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Posted Mon Jul 1, 2013, 2:22pm
Subject: Anyone have a good Gesha profile?
 

I just purchased some Guatemala Acatenango Gesha. Half of the beans are going to my brother as a birthday present. This is my first time roasting Gesha coffee. I'm planning on roasting tonight and really want to get the best out of the beans. The profile I'm typically roasting with (in my Gene Cafe) is as follows:

1) 482 until temp read reaches 330 at which point I drop the temp setting to 350
2) Once beans start showing hints of yellow (usually around 6 minutes in), bump the temp back up to 482
3) At onset of first crack, drop temp to 460
4) Begin cooling cycle at end of first crack (roughly two minutes after first crack began).
5) Once internal temp has dropped to 300, pull beans from drum and transfer to a colander; stir until cool

I usually let the beans rest a day before brewing. I've noticed that this profile works very well, but may bring out a touch too much brightness for some (not sure why that would be). Anyway, how does the above look for Gesha? Should I be less aggressive with the temp?  Should I avoid hitting the 482 capacity of the Gene Cafe for fear of scorching the outside without affecting the inside as much? What do you all think? Anyone have any profiles that have worked particularly well? Also, in an ideal world,how long should Gesha rest before brewing?

Thanks in advance for your help!
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Posted Tue Jul 2, 2013, 10:18am
Subject: Re: Anyone have a good Gesha profile?
 

I recently got some panama esmeralda gesha that I am afraid to roast as well,
that being said i asked the advice of a pro in Southern California in a little shop called
Portola Coffee Lab.

He told me to keep it  really light, not going any further past 1st crack or you might lose a lot of flavor
He also said if you want to roast light you want to have a low time for first crack (8-9mins) rather than drawing
out the roast to a 13 min 1st crack and ending up with the same color as a shorter roast time.

When i used to roast on a gene i did 400 for my drying phase then went up to 482 till 1st crack...

I haven't roasted it yet but this is my plan of attack.
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Posted Wed Jul 3, 2013, 5:21pm
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I roasted some Panama Geisha, Mario Enero lot back in April 2013. I used this profile on a Hottop, with good results. The temperature shown is from the front panel - my installed thermocouples don't work.

        DISPLAY                                     Rate of rise
TIME   TEMP   FAN      HEAT    Milestone  per minute
 0:00   300       0%     100%                                   drop 227g beans into roaster
 6:10   320     25%     100%  
 8:20   350     50%      80%  
10:30   375    100%     70%    First crack
11:00   381     75%      50%    1C + :30
11:30   383     75%      50%    1C + 1:00       8
12:30   386     75%    EJECT    1C + 1:30       5

 
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Posted Wed Jul 3, 2013, 5:39pm
Subject: Re: Anyone have a good Gesha profile?
 

bicktrav Said:

I usually let the beans rest a day before brewing. I've noticed that this profile works very well, but may bring out a touch too much brightness for some (not sure why that would be). Anyway, how does the above look for Gesha? Should I be less aggressive with the temp?  Should I avoid hitting the 482 capacity of the Gene Cafe for fear of scorching the outside without affecting the inside as much? What do you all think? Anyone have any profiles that have worked particularly well? Also, in an ideal world,how long should Gesha rest before brewing?

Thanks in advance for your help!

Posted July 1, 2013 link

I usually wait 4-5 days before using my Gesha roasts. Some more experienced roasters say that the Gesha is better at 7 days or more.

 
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Posted Thu Jul 4, 2013, 6:22am
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I was using the Behmor 1600 when I had my Gesha but what I found worked very well was a slow steady gradual ramp up to a City Roast.  Try to aim for a 15 minish roast time.  Whenever I roast a light roast I do my best to allow the bean to dry and brown properly.  Always got good results.  I would start the temp closer to 300'F.
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