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  1. #11
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    Yeah your right...I feel kindda sheepish for suggesting otherwise . I believe roasting each origin seperately is the way to go- and that applies to homeroasters as well. Must note that Home roasters are very particular. ElPugDiablo is right- why take shortcuts if you are serious about your hobby.
    Merdeka Coffee (Indonesian Coffee Roasters and relationship coffee specialists) - Antipodean (Coffee - Cafe - Culture)

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    i just missed you alun_evans- check your PM when you are back on line next. I would like to thank everyone for their comments and I am of course still confused. Is this a regional preference thing- I see NWJava is in the USA, while alun_evans is in Java? Any other comments would maybe clarify this for me

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    I don't think it is regional. Just roaster preference. I actually prefer the post roast blending myself for some of the same reasons listed above.
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    Nothing to ad, Alun said it all.

    Missed you at the show Alun, you didn't bring the greens.

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    Hey Maxtor. I was there and went by your display a few times- did not bring my greens though. In the end got caught up over at the CMA display (they had me registered as one of their exhibitors) and did not get a chance to get back over to your side. No worries- I am sure as anything I will be back over in Singapore next month- we chould catch up then. I WILL bring my greens this time!
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    Each coffee bean has a preferred roast profile.
    Roasting them together is not always presenting the beans at their optimum.
    Economy wise its best to pre blend. Meaning if theyre for yourself its fresher to do one batch of 250 grams than 4 or 5.
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    Alun_evans is right on target about moisture content. Here's what I would add...before you roast different beans in the same batch, blend and store them for 24 to 48 hrs - this will help the moisture to balance. Put them in a Tupperware, shake them around and leave them.

    I'm like Alun - I usually blend post-roast, especially if the beans are different sizes and hardness. Roasting them separately gives me a more even roast for each type of bean.

    Fluid-bed (hot air) roasters may have better success roasting blended green coffee.

    AS Alun_evans said, pre- or post- is probably less of an issue for a home roaster than a larger commerical batch roaster. The only time I blend pre-roast is if it is a small batch of our house blend and the customer is waiting while I roast. I keep a few pounds blended "in the green" for that purpose.

    Happy roasting!

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    Boy I have to take my hat off to you this is a great question every day gourmet, I hope you don't mind if I call you E.D.G. otherwise I'd get writer's cramp every time I type your name In any case I agree with A.E.' s take and B.G.'s take, and believe it or not even N.W.J.'s take...As you can see I'm not sitting on the fence on this one Truthfully I have tried roasting each single origin individually and blending, and I've also blended and roasted, and like B.G. says if you let them mingle with one another for about 24 hours or so the moisture does balance itself some what. It doesn't hurt to blend prior to roasting especially when you are dealing with large batches that you are distributing to your commercial espresso accounts that use them up at a higher rate. But also keep in mind that you have to go through a lot of trial and error when you are developing your receipes. Only do this once your receipe is developed well enough to be consistant with your roasts. If you are doing smaller batches for let's say a coffee shop or cafe or can afford to spend the time to roast each individually and specialize in your own house blends in smaller quanities. Well that's my 2 cents worth...Time for me to catch a cup and reach a good book so I can get some sleep
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