Sunday, August 3, 2014

Roasting for a friend

©2014 Barry Smith - The 2015 crop - did the first pick today
Fiona and I want to give about .5kilo of our coffee to our friend Jeff who gave us the roaster that makes that part of the process possible.

So I wanted the roast to be as fresh as possible - which included husking to get the fresh green beans for roasting. I am using beans that were picked in late 2014.

©2014 Barry Smith - The beans in their paper husks
©2014 Barry Smith - Box of beans and the husker's hopper is filled
©2014 Barry Smith - Fresh green beans
©2014 Barry Smith - 200-250gms of beans in the roaster
©2014 Barry Smith - The roast has started (13.5 minutes in the fan forced roaster)
©2014 Barry Smith - Lots of husks to sweep up
©2014 Barry Smith  - Love the colour and texture of the husks
And this is what .5kilo of freshly roasted coffee beans looks like - this is a mix of a 13.5min and a 13.7min roast - should be some subtle coffee flavours there.

©2014 Barry Smith - .5kilo of home grown, processed and roasted organic coffee
This little lot will be ground and consumed in Jakarta.


  1. I know he'll love it! Great coffee isn't that easy to come by up there.

  2. I had no idea how this was done. I wonder if the "coffee paper" could be used in making paper? What a thoughtful handmade gift. I enjoy the artistry of coffee daily!

  3. I can only imagine how amazing the aroma and flavor of this fresh roasted coffee must be. Just thinking about that is delightful!

  4. Hi A, LAM & AA - thanks for checking out the roasting process. A - we have been enjoying it so hopefully so will J. LAM - at the moment the husks are being composted but paper makers might find they can make paper. AA - the good news is that so far it hashed a great aroma and taste. All - go well. B

  5. B, I think I can smell it from here!

  6. Hi C - the coffee was enjoyed by our friend and ourselves - internationally famous coffee now!!! B

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