doka coffee farm and their roasting method
I recently returned from vacation in Costa Rica. I visited the Doka
Coffee Farm on the outskirts of San Jose. While they sell 70% of
their coffee to Starbucks, they do keep some for their domestic
market. I had an interesting conversation with their roaster. Their
roasting method is very simple.
They roast their coffee at 250F.
American roast is 15 minutes
French roast is 17 minutes
Espresso roast 19 minutes
(times vary somewhat according to ambient temperature and humidity).
This roasting method provides them with consistency. I asked how much
variation there is in their coffee beans from one year to the next.
They said there is virtually no difference since the weather never
I am still stunned by the roasting temperature of 250F. I will have
to give it a try.
- Re: doka coffee farm and their roasting method
... >>Coffee Farm on the outskirts of San Jose. ... >>They roast their coffee at 250F. ... >>(times vary somewhat according to ambient temperature and humidity). ... >>This roasting method provides them with consistency. ...
- Re: beans`
... does with those cheesy home roasters. ... roasting coffee, how you learned, your roasting set-up, etc., I still ... Colombian Supremo heavy roast ... construction as well as I know coffee beans. ...
- Re: beans`
... roast times were to long for my taste. ... help ANY bean of any quality or any blend of beans. ... When roasting coffee the journey is a s important as the destination. ...
- Re: What type of coffee bean for espresso do you use?
... I believe I have read on this ng that Whole Foods sells green coffee as well as roasted. ... My personal favorite for espresso is my own "Code Blue" blend of which about 80% of the constituent coffees are from Sweet Maria's, and the balance from other sources. ... I believe he currently uses a 25Kg roaster, and if he is fortunate enough to sell say 34Kg of a particular varietal in any given week, I can only imagine that he would roast two 19Kg loadsin order to fill that commitment. ... A one or two pound sample roast takes the same skill, attention and time as a 25Kg or 300Kg roast, so while the main focus of his business is the sale of greens, he roasts enough to stay well practiced at the craft. ...
... I recently found this little write-up on the "I LOVE COFFEE" site. ... "Dark Roast vs Light Roast" ... one would easily believe the dark roast is a superior coffee. ... the end consumer can't tell whether it's a good bean ...