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The Tasty World Of Special Fermentation Techniques

Today, special fermented coffees are the new trend in the world of specialty coffee. Traditionally, the taste of over-fermented coffee has been considered a serious taste defect and can ruin the quality of the coffee and significantly damage the reputation of the producer.

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Roasting dialogues with Jaime Duque

Today, special fermented coffees are the new trend in the world of specialty coffee. Traditionally, the taste of over-fermented coffee has been considered a serious taste defect and can ruin the quality of the coffee and significantly damage the reputation of the producer.

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Roasting decaf coffee

Decaf coffee is often dismissed by specialty coffee roasters as an uncool coffee category. The consumption of decaffeinated coffee beans has been steady over the past 10 years. On average, decaf coffee is about 15% of overall coffee consumption and it appears that specifically, millennials have taken a growing interest in enjoying decaf coffee beverages.

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The buzz about decaf coffee

Decaf coffee is often dismissed by specialty coffee roasters as an uncool coffee category. The consumption of decaffeinated coffee beans has been steady over the past 10 years. On average, decaf coffee is about 15% of overall coffee consumption and it appears that specifically, millennials have taken a growing interest in enjoying decaf coffee beverages.

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Roasting phases; different stages of roasting

The chemistry of coffee roasting has always fascinated me. We should consider the roasting process as a fundamental stage in a coffee’s journey from seed to cup. It unlocks the potential of the green coffee beans by creating hundreds of aromatic compounds. It also makes the beans brittle and porous enough to prepare the coffee for grinding and brewing.

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Walking the curve

The chemistry of coffee roasting has always fascinated me. We should consider the roasting process as a fundamental stage in a coffee’s journey from seed to cup. It unlocks the potential of the green coffee beans by creating hundreds of aromatic compounds. It also makes the beans brittle and porous enough to prepare the coffee for grinding and brewing.

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Roasting and blending for espresso with Willem Boot
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Roasting and blending for Espresso

Espresso is one of the most popular coffee varieties. It is a brewing style and actually not a roasting style although there are certain useful tips to consider. Espresso means that in a short period of time we try to extract as much flavour from the coffee as possible.

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The revolution of special process coffees

Like so many coffee producers worldwide, Gesha Village has been experimenting with various controlled fermentation and special process protocols, like anaerobic fermentation and carbonic maceration. Willem Boot recently enjoyed multiple days cupping new harvest coffees produced by Gesha Village Estate at their coffee laboratory in Addis Ababa.

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Roasting For Espresso

Willem Boot’s Roasting Essentials: Learn about how you roast coffee for espresso in particular. Willem shares his knowledge and experience for you to implement in your coffee activities.

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Creating profiles using drum speed

Willem Boot’s Roasting Essentials: Some of the more sophisticated features of the Giesen coffee roasting technology are the options to adjust drum speed and air pressure. We discuss this feature in this blog.

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Using the heat soak or heat shock technique

Willem Boot’s Roasting Essentials: One of the more interesting experiments you can do when roasting coffee is applying the Heat Soak and Heat Shock technique. In this blog, we talk about the procedure you can follow to implement this technique in your roast, and which advantages it may give you.

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Temperature setpoint option

Willem Boot’s Roasting Essentials: With all Giesen machines, there are four options for profiling: Set-temperature, Burner-controller, Air-pressure, and Drumspeed. In this blog, we discuss the first basic option; the Temperature Setpoint option, which allows you to manage the air temperature of the roasting machine.

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Moisture of green coffee beans

One of the factors that plays a critical role in the roasting process is the moisture of green coffee beans. In this blog, we will focus on this factor and explain its effect. We will cover the different phases the coffee beans go through, and the characteristics of these phases.

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