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COVID-19 screening test using coffee beans

Loss of taste or smell is one of the strongest signals for COVID-19. Though not every COVID-19 case has this symptom, it's a very specific symptom that doesn't commonly have other causes. This ...
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Bialetti Moka Express Pot

Hi all! I am a new owner of a Bialetti Moka Express Pot! I have only had this little guy for maybe a month, and I am noticing that the water chamber is starting to look like this. Does anyone have any ...
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Gifting coffee beans, how to put effort into them and make their taste interesting

I am an amateur when it comes to coffee. My dad drinks a lot of coffee and enjoys preparing his coffee. I have bought him a coffee grinder for his birthday (he usually just buys ground coffee). I have ...
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Is it possible to grind then roast?

Is it possible to grind green coffee beans, then roast the grinds, and make a good cup of coffee with the result? Are there reasons why doing so would be impossible or impractical or would necessarily ...
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Is it possible to further roast instant coffee granules?

Can I take standard roasted instant coffee granules and further roast them in the oven? Is this doable, or even advisable?
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Are there places in Belgium or netherlands where you can buy coffee green beans for agricultural reasons?

I want to grow my own coffee tree from the seed in my home in Belgium but I can't find living coffee beans. I went to a local coffee enterprise(Miko Turnhout) to ask for unburned seeds (green beans). ...
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Replace gear in Whirly-Pop with metal

I was roasting coffee using a Whirly Pop manual crank popcorn popper when one of the cheap plastic gears broke (luckily, I have 2 poppers). Does anyone know where to get metal gears that could be ...
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Taste of coffee that has not rested long enough

There is a lot of speculation about how long to allow coffee to rest after roasting prior to cupping, see this post and this post, and it has been discussed at length at home barista and other places ...
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Where to measure ET on drum roaster

I am considering upgrading my home roasting setup to a gas Kaldi Wide. Part of what is so appealing is that this roaster is so bare bones and will be easy to modify to try different things. I am ...
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Roast Profile vs Rest Time, any connection?

TL;DR: Is there any science or data to support coffee that has undergone longer roast cycles needing less rest/degas time? For some time, I have been doing my own roasting by cranking the machine to ...
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Roasting suggestion for Behmor 1600+ for Rwandan beans

My Behmor manual suggests profiles 1 and 2 for hard beans, 3 and 4 for soft low grown beans, and 5 for Island beans, city/city+. I've been roasting Rwandan beans on 3 and it's the best, but a little ...
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Is there a way to economically store freshly roasted coffee under vacuum?

I know that freshly roasted coffee needs to rest at least a few days before drinking because carbon dioxide is being released from the freshly roasted beans. At the same time, excess exposure to ...
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What's the recommended way to roast coffee beans at home? [duplicate]

There are couple of different methods to roast beans at home. Namely; Using a specific home roaster Using a pan Using a hair dryer Using a (sometimes modified) corn popper are alternatives I have ...
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How to methodically pick out coffee nuances

I have been roasting coffee for years now at home. I definitely can pick out overall coffee differences (body, acidity, astringency, fruited, etc.) but when I read ratings and notes from my provider (...
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What are the common Ethiopia Sidamo roast suggestions?

I usually roast Brazil and Colombia beans, and I must say I have already found the profile I've been wanting in those beans, like the chocolaty nutty, the right balance of acidity and all. It happens ...
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Can I reduce harmful terpenes?

There are reports that terpenes in coffee made without a paper filter raise cholesterol and risk of atherosclerosis / heart disease. (See Coffee and Cholesterol and Warning: Going to the Coffee Shop ...
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What are the reasons to roast coffee yourself?

Based on some common sense and on (not very numerous) articles online, I could think of the following advantages of roasting at home: you get the freshest possible coffee as you need it green beans ...
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Reduce power of popcorn popper for roasting coffee

I've been roasting coffee for a couple of years now, and I've always used a popcorn popper. I'm interested in taking things a bit more seriously and would like to be a bit more meticulous when it ...
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In home roasting, does the time spent roasting matter, or only the final temperature?

I have a Fresh Roast SR500 home roaster and have had some success roasting mostly drinkable coffee. My first attempts, following the instructions enclosed with the roaster turned out horribly, ...
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Home Roasting with Fresh Roast SR500

I've just purchased a Fresh Roast SR500 home roaster. I have no experience roasting coffee so I'm looking for some basic principles to guide my efforts. After two batches so far, the first, done ...
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Home roasting and ventilation

I have been home roasting with a Gene Cafe since early this last summer. I chose the Gene Cafe specifically because it appeared to be designed for attachment to a permanent vent solution. However, I'...