Home grown coffee beans experiment

  • I think I can file this under the fails category.


    2 days drying:


    My bamix was great for removing the inner shell:


    I toasted in the wok and I'm sure it would have been a lot easier with the popcorn machine, but unfortunately I chucked it out a few years ago and didn't want it back in the house for a small batch.

    All the time and effort, yielded 96g of finished beans:


    Comparison with the Brazilian beans I usually buy for $19 per kg. The commercial ones are bigger and better than mine:


    The taste test:



    It tastes OK. Similar to artisanal coffee I've had before, but unfortunately not a flavour I prefer to the commercial offering.

    No bitter after taste, strongish flavour, with a different aroma than I'm used to.

    While my effort was drinkable, the main outcome of this exercise was to drastically improve my appreciation of the Brazilian beans.

    I had to handle the beans so many times, so much effort for a very ordinary result (I'm sure in the most part due to my failings).

    Not a thing to do for the time poor, that's for sure. I don't know that I'd have another go to be honest.

    $18.99 per kg and no work:

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  • it's a shame it was such a small yield for all the effort.


    Would have been interesting to see how the flavour profile changed after degassing over a week or so. Freshly roasted beans normally need a week or two before drinking.

  • Would have been interesting to see how the flavour profile changed after degassing over a week or so

    Is it just a matter of leaving them for that time? I still have a bowl of them looking at me every morning :)

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  • Thx for the great thread Narm and posters, I have a bush, looks similar to your's Narm perhaps a bit bigger. It usually gets hammered in a cold winter but sometime's has quite a big crop and I have often wondered about having a go processing them. So thanks Narm I don't have to wonder any more

  • I let the beans air for a week and the taste was definitely better, but still not as good as the commercial offering.

    I saw a YouTube of another guy who ate the cherries. He reckons they are a little sweet. I'll give one a go soon.

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