Our Valued Sponsor
OpinionsConsumer ReviewsGuides and How TosCoffeeGeek ReviewsResourcesForums
Regional: United States East
New member from Connecticut
Don't suffer bad espresso
Package deals on the best machines from Izzo, Quick Mill, VBM, La Marzocco & more.
www.clivecoffee.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 > Regional > US East > New member from...  
view previous topic | view next topic | view all topics
Author Messages
rwrppapajoe
Senior Member


Joined: 11 Jun 2013
Posts: 3
Location: Torrington, CT
Expertise: I love coffee

Grinder: Capresso Infinity Conical...
Vac Pot: Northwest Glass Yama...
Roaster: Whirley Pop manual popcorn...
Posted Tue Jun 11, 2013, 8:11am
Subject: New member from Connecticut
 

Hello,

I am new to this website and roasting, but I have been drinking coffee for years and even though I don't consider myself a "foodie".  I have been called that.   I live in CT, USA.  Does anyone know of a bean source local to me?

I am currently roasting in a Whirley pop manual popcorn popper and I have a West Bend on the way, it's an original Poppery, with the switch and 1500 Watts.  

My first attempts have all been drinkable, only one got into the beginnings of french and oil seeping out, but they have all been different even though I'm using the same beans  (Coffee Bean Direct Ethiopian Yirgacheffe).   I have a thermocouple probe coming in the mail this week for use with the Supco SL500TC it will hopefully allow me to get more consistent results.  It may be overkill, but I think it will help and I have other uses for it if it doesn't.

Starting with my second roast I have been monitoring as many variables as possible without a thermometer, Date, weather, time of cracks, pre and post roast weight, the temperature setting of the camp stove I'm using, etc.  Then I store the coffee in a Jar, the jars have letters on them and I note the letter on the log.  Then when tasting I note weight of coffee and it's grind size, weight of water, brewing method, including brew time, temperature of water, which jar it came from and how long that jar has been resting.

I really think the temperature monitoring will make the biggest change in consistency and repeatability that I could make.  Plus, I'll be able to visualize the profile of the roast and relate it to my notes on flavor and aroma.  The SL500TC comes with software for curves.

 
Joseph Valenti
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
spetri
Junior Member
spetri
Joined: 30 Jul 2014
Posts: 3
Location: CT
Expertise: Just starting

Espresso: Krups 5240
Grinder: Rancillio Rocky
Posted Tue Aug 5, 2014, 10:27pm
Subject: Re: New member from Connecticut
 

You might try Zumbach's coffee New Canaan or Redding Roasters in Bethel.
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
rwrppapajoe
Senior Member


Joined: 11 Jun 2013
Posts: 3
Location: Torrington, CT
Expertise: I love coffee

Grinder: Capresso Infinity Conical...
Vac Pot: Northwest Glass Yama...
Roaster: Whirley Pop manual popcorn...
Posted Wed Aug 6, 2014, 4:58am
Subject: Re: New member from Connecticut
 

Thanks

 
Joseph Valenti
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
view previous topic | view next topic | view all topics
Discussions > Regional > US East > New member from...  
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.
Donate to Coffee Kids
Coffee Kids works with farming communities around the world, improving lives. Donate today.
www.coffeekids.org
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. (0.168085098267)
Privacy Policy | Copyright Info | Terms and Conditions | CoffeeGeek Advertisers | RSS | Find us on Google+