An "artful" roastmaster knows the bean's characteristic cup profile...how it should taste. The roastmaster needs to find the bean's sweet spot, that perfect taste! The goal of roasting is to produce the character and flavor nature intended for that particular bean.
Nailing the particular profile for a bean is indeed an art, but it's also nearly impossible to nail it every time if scientific equipment isn't being used! Are you angry? Defensive? Curious?
The science part of it is all about the bean as well. At Crazy Sisters Coffee Roasters we use state of the art equipment that enables us to roast a consistently perfect cup regardless of the season. It doesn't matter if it's winter, summer, or fall...high humidity, low humidity. The system we have helps control it all. In a nutshell, here's how it works...
BBQ + CLOTHES DRYER = COFFEE ROASTER. The roaster itself is a cross between a BBQ grill and a dryer! The roaster drum goes round and round like a dryer, and the flame under it is like the gas grill you have in your backyard.
All of our roasts are computer driven. The computer checks the temperature of the beans several times a second. Depending on the temperature reading for the roast profile we programmed for that particular bean at that particular time, the computer increases or decreases the flame under the roaster. THAT'S the scientific part...the computer doing things that are humanly impossible to do. .. and doing it the same way EVERY TIME!
For us at Crazy Sisters, the ART part of it is selecting the bean, monitoring every step in the process, programming the computer to lower or raise the temperature at the proper time throughout the roast cycle to get the result we want. We have separate roast profiles for every bean, because every bean is different!
At Crazy Sisters Coffee Roasters we believe both ART and SCIENCE are an integral part of coffee roasting. We take the two disciplines and meld them together to provide you with a consistently excellent cup of coffee.
If X, then Y...If MELDED, then EXCELLENT and CONSISTENT
Drink. Enjoy. Taste the Difference!