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How to Avoid the Rise, Crash, and Flick

How to Avoid the Rise, Crash, and Flick

By Carson Parodi on

Last week we talked about roasting curves and the importance of holding a steadily decreasing Rate of Rise as your roast progresses. We alluded to a few key inflection points...

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How to Manage Rate of Rise

How to Manage Rate of Rise

By Carson Parodi on

Photo courtesy of Sean Benesh/ Unsplash By now it’s clear how critical it is to micro-manage your roast at almost every stage of the cycle. In the past weeks, we’ve discussed...

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Tips for Light Roasting Coffee

Tips for Light Roasting Coffee

By Daniel Parodi on

Photo courtesy of Anastasia Zhenina / Unsplash Following last week's installment on dark roasting coffee, it seems fitting to offer a few tips for producing quality light roasts. The simplistic misnomer...

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Tips for Dark Roasting Coffee

Tips for Dark Roasting Coffee

By Daniel Parodi on

Photo courtesy of Ria Puskas / Unsplash When I (Dan) was roasting back in the early 90s, I roasted for a café in San Francisco that was owned by a nice Iranian...

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How to Calculate Roast Development Time

How to Calculate Roast Development Time

By Daniel Parodi on

Folks who roast coffee occasionally geek-out over the topic of “development time”—that duration during a roast cycle after the beginning of first crack until the coffee is discharged. This time...

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Is Shade Grown Coffee Better?

Is Shade Grown Coffee Better?

By Daniel Parodi on

Shade Grown Coffee In our last Take2 installment we discussed the basic ins and outs of growing coffee in high altitude conditions. This week we provide a brief overview of...

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