Go Set Ready Coffee's Roasting Basics
Here are some basics of coffee roasting and what roasts we provide you.
From beginning of roast to the end is usually between 8 to 10 minutes.
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Green Bean – This is what is put into the roaster to be roasted.
The bean goes from Green Bean to 1st Crack Starts with heat being applied throughout all phases of roasting.
Light Roast - we will start smelling the coffee about 30 seconds after 1st Crack Starts. What we smell is for the lighter undertones of the coffee (flowers and fruits).
FYI – Light Roast Coffee has the most caffeine.
Medium Roast or City Roast. This happens about 1 ½ minutes after 1st Crack Starts. When smelling this we will be able to smell amazing chocolates, caramel or toffee, depending on the coffee bean undertone flavor.
Dark Roast – Between Vienna-Light French and Full French. This happens within 30 seconds of Full City+2nd Crack. This is very fast with very little heat applied and airflow increased.
After we decide the coffee bean is done the bean is dropped into a cooling tray to rapidly cool the bean to stop the roasting.