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Nesco Home Coffee Roasting Machine

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Nesco Home Coffee Roasting Machine Movie Demonstration

sweetmarias.com has the latest model of the Nesco Home Coffee Roaster, an innovative design that features an auger-driven agitator in the roast chamber, and quiet operation (about the same as a FreshRoast, and much quieter than Hearthware machines).

This machine has had a name change not too long ago, from Zach and Dani’s (a proprietary name given the machine by the company that sold it), to Nesco, the actual manufacturer.

This is a home roaster, period. I like this model, and recommend it highly with a few conditions. To be exact, I feel there are a couple drawbacks to the machine: dark roasts take a long time and the roaster might have trouble attaining a full French roast in some situations (namely, on circuits with voltage below 110v – see our extended review for more details).

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February 15th, 2011 at 11:10 am

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Coffee Inventory, Roast & Profile Software

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What is RoastLog?

More than just a notebook, RoastLog is the first end-to-end software system built exclusively for coffee professionals. The system is designed to track, store and organize your coffee inventory, roast profiles and cupping notes all online. You will be able to access your data from anywhere – the cupping room, the roasting plant floor, from home or office, from virtually any computer connected to the internet, PC or Mac.

With RoastLog there is no need to track time and temperature data in a notebook. No need to plot curves on graph paper. No more hours wasted on entering data into clunky spreadsheets that are difficult to analyze. RoastLog frees coffee roasters and cuppers from the tedious task of record keeping with the goal of streamlining data analysis.

RoastLog makes it easy to share data with your team – roasters, green buyers and quality assurance technicians can all access the exact same information about your coffee assortment, add details to specific roasts and analyze the collected data. With RoastLog you can keep track of how the roasting day is progressing from any location and share information with your team online.

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February 15th, 2011 at 10:31 am

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Kitchen Coffee Roasting

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7) Finished Pan Roasting in about 15 minutes

In about 15 minutes this is what we had. At this stage continue to pick out the bad kernels of coffee. I check for hollowed out kernels at this stage, these are easier to see at this stage.
*Note that a bad seed or coffee bean can ruin or contribute to souring a cup of coffee and or your shot of espresso. Give this process your attention, the fruits of your rewards are a really great – fresh cup of coffee. I do not think I will ever be able to sip a Dunkin coffee in the same way again after having roasted my own coffee.

It is customary for at least one of them to offer the words, “Tu bun” (Pronounced similar to “Too Boon”), meaning “good coffee”. If this compliment is not offered, then the coffee-making girl must go back and start over.

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February 8th, 2011 at 10:15 am

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