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Roaster Quality Chart

Postby fdecroux » Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:29 pm

Hi guys,

I would like to create a quality chart of what a coffee specialist, enthousiast or connoisseur would expect from a good roaster when ordering coffee, online or onsite.

I need your advice and expertise.
Ok let's start !

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- Frenshness of the roasted beans (max. 2, 3 weeks when delivered ???)
- Quality and origins of the beans
- Roasting date printed on the bag
- A valve on the coffee bag to allow the carbon dioxide excess to escape

What else :) ?
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Thanks for your help guys.


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RE: Roaster Quality Chart

Postby triptogenetica » Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:04 pm

I think there was something similar on the coffeetime wiki in the past - info on suppliers of green and roasted coffee, in a chart like you describe.

I can't seem to find it now.
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RE: Roaster Quality Chart

Postby Jasonscheltus » Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:28 pm

Customer service, economy, consistancy, availability, and variety.
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Re: RE: Roaster Quality Chart

Postby fdecroux » Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:49 pm

triptogenetica wrote:I think there was something similar on the coffeetime wiki in the past - info on suppliers of green and roasted coffee, in a chart like you describe.

I can't seem to find it now.


Ok, thank you triptogenetica.
If anyone knows where it is, can you please give me the link ?

By waiting, we can brainstorm about that quality chart. I can add some elements :

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• Frenshness of the roasted beans (max. 2, 3 weeks when delivered ???)
• Roasting date printed on the bag
• A valve on the coffee bag to allow the carbon dioxide excess to escape
• Information about the beans :
- name
- region
- country
- size of the beans
- kind (Arabica, robusta)
- method (washed, semi-washed, natural)
- collect year
- collect period of year





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Anyone is welcome to join that brainstorming session :)
Feel free to add, modify or remove any information.

Cool !
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Re: RE: Roaster Quality Chart

Postby fdecroux » Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:53 pm

Jasonscheltus wrote:Customer service, economy, consistancy, availability, and variety.


Ok, thanks Jasonscheltus :) !
I have added your information.

======================================================================

• Freshness of the roasted beans (max. 2, 3 weeks when delivered ???)
• Roasting date printed on the bag
• A valve on the coffee bag to allow the carbon dioxide excess to escape
• Information about the beans :
- name
- region
- country
- size of the beans
- kind (Arabica, robusta)
- method (washed, semi-washed, natural)
- collect year
- collect period of year
• Variety
• Availability
• Consistancy
• Economy
• Customer service






======================================================================

Once we've got a complete list, maybe we can order those elements by importance.
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Postby fdecroux » Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:03 pm

Anyone else ?
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Postby lsjms » Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:19 pm

A really cool logo, lots of blogging and most important- open days with sampling. :D

Actually all I care about is the roast date, and not even that once I trust that the enroute beans will be awesome. I want to trust my roaster to roast great beans. Anything else added just ups their costs

What I really would like to see is some sort of different bag. I think valve bags are a waste of time if the coffee is fresh. Ditto gas flushing etc.
Most of these bags cannot be re-cycled.

250g- Takes longer to post than drink!

750g in brown paper bag is my ideal.

Monmouth leave all their(fresh and delicious) beans in open tubs until you buy some, then it goes in a fancy plastic lined paper bag. Bugs me. Not blaming, I know it's consumer driven.

I love that you can go to the Monmouth roastery on Saturdays and just get what you need.

I also dream that Steve or Jim may do a cool tin one day
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Postby JulieJayne » Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:20 pm

lsjms wrote:What I really would like to see is some sort of different bag. I think valve bags are a waste of time if the coffee is fresh. Ditto gas flushing etc.
Most of these bags cannot be re-cycled.

Yes I have to agree. Valves on 250g bags are a waste. Furthermore Foil/plastic combo bags cannot be recycled. We use none valved plastic pouches. As it is just plastic it can be recycled.

Monmouth leave all their(fresh and delicious) beans in open tubs until you buy some,
I would worry about open tubs, but if it really fresh and well monitored, it should be ok.

I also dream that Steve or Jim may do a cool tin one day
Tins are expensive. And also really difficult to get through the post. :(
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Postby DrTom » Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:33 pm

lsjms wrote:
250g- Takes longer to post than drink!


Painfully true!
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