Stealing an Idea from Home Barista: Rate My Roast

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Stealing an Idea from Home Barista: Rate My Roast

Postby syscrusher » Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:00 am

http://www.home-barista.com/home-roasti ... t7566.html

Basically the home roasters anonymously submit their roasts via mail to a number of judges. The judges post their comments etc - with an award (eventually) going to the best roasts / blends.

I think it's a great idea, because often feedback from home roasting is very limited. Something similar on this side of the pond would be great, and I know for me would add a lot of impetus to improve my roasts.

What chance it might be a goer?
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Postby Joris » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:53 pm

Sounds like a nice way to get an honest opinion about the quality of the roasts, if you ask friends and family they will usually "be nice" to you when giving their opinion.
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Postby kingseven » Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:19 pm

Do you need judges? I'd happily pull shots of a coffee and throw my feedback into the mix.
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Postby syscrusher » Wed Jan 07, 2009 5:22 pm

Ideally I think the same people would taste the different offerings. In the interest of consistency if nothing else.

Also I think pulling shots and giving feedback qualifies as judging :D

So Jim, you offering your judgely services?

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Postby kingseven » Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:15 pm

I am!
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Postby syscrusher » Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:46 am

Perhaps then, and indication of interest from some home roasters, and maybe if another judge / feedback giver were to present themselves, something could be organised.

I'd be all for putting together a blend and looking for honest, even brutal, feedback.
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Postby darrensandford » Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:04 pm

I might even be tempted to get my wok out and have a go! Rough and ready, I think I'll call it ;)
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Postby Puck » Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:21 pm

Sounds like an interesting idea. I might be up for submitting one of my roasts to be scrutinised by palates more discerning than my own... I think :P
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Postby CakeBoy » Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:54 pm

Sounds like fun and it's always good to get feedback. I'm with Jim in thinking it need not be a competition as such, just useful constructive comments. Maybe some sort of summer jam could be arranged with people bringing along a bag of something or another for all to sample? :D
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Postby Apex » Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:03 am

Sounds like a great idea.
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Postby syscrusher » Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:46 pm

Ok to get the ball rolling I'll send a bag over to James.
Should I post details of the roast before or after feedback? I'm edging towards after...
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Postby Olings » Sun Jan 11, 2009 9:18 am

If you don't mind the shipping costs of sending it to Norway, I'd be happy to offer the collective feedback of the roasters in our roastery. (The other ones don't know it yet, but it's always good to taste something new!)


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Postby syscrusher » Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:04 pm

Yes Ola - that would be great. I'll get a bag in the post to you on Monday.

(post to Ola Brattås yes?)
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Postby Olings » Sun Jan 11, 2009 3:03 pm

syscrusher wrote:Yes Ola - that would be great. I'll get a bag in the post to you on Monday.

(post to Ola Brattås yes?)


Sent you a PM. If anyone else needs the address send me a PM or check our website and add C/O Ola Brattås to the address there. Don't want to advertise to much on the forum, you know. :wink:


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Postby charmon » Sun Jan 11, 2009 3:17 pm

This is a great idea, really wish i had a home-roaster but until I do I'll have to be satisfied with being syscrushers' mule...see you saturday James. Might even sneak a taste myself...
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