|Today's varietals to roast|
|Coffee roasting supplies|
|Attempt #1: Failure|
|Attempt #2: Partial success|
|They turn from green to brown, to dark brown|
|Whisking away the beans!|
|Attempt 3: Costa Rica African Washed roasted somewhat successfully|
|Bali Blue Moon roasted in similar fashion to the other beans|
Of these, I will admit that the Bali Blue Moon made some decent tasting espresso, even at the incredibly light roast it had. I blended in the Uganda with some off the shelf medium roast coffee to make a drinkable cup of coffee. The Costa Rica varietal tasted quite fruity.
For next time:
I'm going to try steering away from the cast iron pan method and use a less labor intensive way of roasting the beans. To do so, I will purchase an air pop popcorn popper to roast the beans. This way, I should be able to get a darker roast, cut down roast time, and save on energy usage and labor requirements. I'll possibly look into reroasting some of the beans from this day to improve the flavor quality.