Category Archives: Coffee Roasting

Roasting For Flavor or Roasting For Statement: Is This Light Roast or Sushi?

…if a Starbucks roast is the soft-focus impressionism of Monet, George Howell’s have become the photo-realism of Bechtel. I guess I’m looking for the romantic portraits of a Rembrandt. Continue reading

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Can Roasted Coffee Be Too Fresh?

Yesterday, after the coffee arrived, I couldn’t wait to brew some. I fired up a water kettle and ground 35 grams, which is the right amount for a half-batch in my Chemex and fills exactly four small cups of coffee. I’ll skip the details, but it was a disappointing cup of coffee. Continue reading

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