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Mysterious Bean Button???
dBndbit
In the midst of all the fun we're having with coffee, I have a serious question...

What the heck are the little bean buttons I find after roasting? {see photo below} In (most) every container of my roasted beans I find these little dots. They're consistently round and relatively flat. I've never seen them mentioned in any botanical description of coffee beans. Where do these things come from?

More importantly, should I save them up and make a cup of coffee from them? Would it be the best coffee I ever had? Better botanical anomaly than peaberries?
dBndbit attached the following image:
beandots4b.jpg

Edited by dBndbit on 02/25/2009 2:09 PM
Jim
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BoldJava
Jim, divots, I believe most call them:

http://coffeegeek...ast/150050

B|Java
Edited by BoldJava on 02/25/2009 11:24 PM
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bvwelch
I can't tell if you guys are having a joke or serious. My thinking is, this is not desirable, and warrants taking a little more time at the 300 deg F, to allow the beans to dry out more before heading on up towards first crack.

But who knows, maybe my 60 second pause at/around 300F is a bad idea?
-bill
Edited by bvwelch on 02/25/2009 2:28 PM
 
BoldJava
Serious.

I put <grins> after obscure, attempted jokes.

B|Java
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Dave Borton
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bvwelch
OK, then my other thought is maybe divots happen when going from 1st into 2nd too quickly?
-bill
 
BoldJava
See Jim Schulman's comments in the thread I posted.

B|Java
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Dave Borton
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Ray T
UM I think there Baen droppings :|
 
BoldJava
Welcome Ray. Glad you joined in.

B|Java
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bvwelch
BoldJava wrote:
See Jim Schulman's comments in the thread I posted.

B|Java


Thanks for your patience, BJ -- I didn't realize there was a page 1 to go back to on that link, so the first time I clicked, I didn't get much out of the discussion.
-bill
 
BoldJava
Bill, I fixed the URL to begin on page 1. Mysteriously, that link with page 2 took me to page 1. It must be that I have my CG set for more posts per page.

B|Java
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bvwelch
So, it sounds like the divots are no big deal then? Just grind them up and enjoy?
-bill
 
seedlings
bvwelch wrote:
So, it sounds like the divots are no big deal then? Just grind them up and enjoy?
-bill


Not a big deal for us home-roaster, home-consumers. I bet that customers buying roasted beans might prefer not to have the divots. I used to get them often, but it seems they show up less and less the more dilligent I am with "profiles". Or, said another way, when I pay close attention to time, temp and smells.

CHAD
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Kaffee Bitte
I used to get lots of divots when I was air roasting. It makes sense since most air roasts head to temp quickly. In my drum I only ever see them when I have headed close to French. There is no reason at all to worry about them unless you have half as many of them as you do beans. At that point they should be taken as a sign to slow that roast down. A few here and there are no big whoop. If you have control of your temps you could extend your drying stage a bit longer and then ramp it from there.
Lynn

"Some days it's spice, other days it's bitter dirt."
 
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dBndbit
Thanks all! The Geek link was good, BJ. I just didn't pick the right words to search on. Divots?... Roast slower. I'll try dropping the temp a little.

Thanks most much, Ray. You at least offered the most biological explanation, and I think you're correct. Bean scat! You've saved me from following the advice of Poison on the earlier Geek thread <http://www.coffee...745#108745>, suggesting a long list of preventative measures starting with a whole-body shave.

Unfortunately I didn't read your post until several minutes after I had already followed BJ's links. But I did stop the procedure at the point where I had only shaved everything I could reach with my right hand.

Bill, around us you got to always watch out for subtle humor.
Jim
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John Despres
dBndbit wrote:But I did stop the procedure at the point where I had only shaved everything I could reach with my right hand.

Bill, around us you got to always watch out for subtle humor.


Yeah.... I'm cleaning up the coffee I spit on the desk reading this...

Too FUNNY! Thanks for the laugh Jim.

John
Respect the bean.
John Despres
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bvwelch
Same here John, the least a fellow could do is to say:

SPEW ALERT!

before he starts into his routine. :-)
-bill
 
John Despres
Unless of course Jim was serious and wasn't trying to be funny...

;)
Respect the bean.
John Despres
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John Despres
Oh, as to humor, Ray hit one out of the park with his first post... Welcome, Ray.
Respect the bean.
John Despres
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RockinJava9
I find divots when I roast in a hot air popper. I don't get them in my Behmor, or in my skillet. I cannot say for the BBQ, as they would fall in the fire and be lost - who can say?

My understanding is the divots come from intense heat on a bean, enough for the immediate expansion to pop out a perfectly round mini-bean-chunk...

two cents...
Brett
Brett Mason
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ginny
Actually they look like roasted pack rat turds!!

and frankly, looking at your avatar one might ask?

you store your coffee where?

ginny


Roflmao

john is right this is funny!!!Grin
Edited by ginny on 02/27/2009 8:55 AM
 
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