About roasting, a beginners guide
There is a room with boxes to the right.
After completing a mission in the 4th store, a roasting machine will be available in this room.
At the beginning you will only have access to very low quality coffee beans.
And you will gradually unlock better quality, and more varieties from different continents.
Each of the 4 continents available offers specific varieties and some specific coffee notes (flavors).
For example if you want a coffee with a whiskey note, you’ll have to roast North American beans, because beans from other continents can’t have this specific whiskey note.
To start, select the roasting machine :
– See the challenges available, for example “roast beans from Asia 20 times”
– Then select “create roasting profile” at bottom right
– Here you can see a list of beans with infos : continent, variety, process, and possible notes
– Choose from your available beans, for this challenge of course you’ll need Asian beans
– And then choose your best roast employee
With a better employee you’ll get a better final score, but be aware that an employee with a lower roasting score won’t be able to use the beans roasted by an employee with a higher score.
The roasting machine : curbs and cracks
When you’ll click the green button to start roasting, the blue curb at left will start to decrease.
It’s the current temperature of your beans, it’ll continue to decrease until 195°.
When you’ll click “ignition” (red button at right), the temperature will slowly start to increase. If you click sooner of ignition, then it’ll increase sooner. But don’t forget there is a latency.
At this step you’ll just use 2 buttons :
decrease heat / increase heat, to vary the heat between 1 and 4 flames
i.e. the temperature of the blue curb will rise more or less quickly.
The green curb reflects the rate of rise.
The orange curb reflects the heat level chosen (1-4 flames).
Beans reach a first crack and a second crack.
The more you raise rate of rise, the faster you’ll reach the first crack.
So if you need to reach 1st crack after 7min40, you’ll have to keep a low heat so that the temperature of the blue curb doesn’t reach 360° (first crack temperature) before 7min40.
When you reach first crack, your beans will progressively reach multiple roasting levels : light roast, medium roast, dark roast. The second crack indicates that if you continue to heat your beans, soon they’ll be burnt.
The notes inside the blue zone
You can get up to 3 notes for your beans. On the image above, you can see at bottom right:
8:56 438° brown-roast 407° malt 376° mapple syrup