Coffee Roasting: Warm Weather vs Cold Weather
Roasting Brazil Cerrado Monte Carmelo with West Bend Poppery II in Columbus and San Diego yielded different results. Columbus was 22 F with a 14 MPH wind. San Diego was 68 F and a 5 MPH wind. The roast in San Diego achieved first crack at 4 minutes and 30 seconds. Due to the extreme cold environment, the Columbus roast never even got to first crack.