Extraction and Strength - The Basics to Brewing Coffee

In coffee, we have two spectrums, and we’re trying find a balance between the extremes on each side of each spectrum. Striking the sweet spot in brewing for a particular coffee is the goal, and what should result is something with nice body, juicy mouthfeel, and pleasant flavors that vary from coffee to coffee.

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Steven Carroll
Roast Profile - Managing Heat and Time for Better Coffee

Roast profiling is a management of heat and time. A coffee roast typically lasts from 8 to 12 minutes long. Mine usually run about 9-10 minutes. During that time, the coffee beans go through quite a lot of change. I observe these changes in 4 very different stages: Drying, browning, first crack, and development.

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Steven Carroll