size compensation

July 11, 2005 – 1:41 am

ah-HAH. smaller bean, quicker roast. it makes so much sense now…

was having a beast of a time getting the notoriously forgiving yemen to roast in any sort of acceptable form. everything ashy, everything piquant. when it occurred to me that the miniscule bean sizes could account for this. tiny beans = quicker roast. duh. amazing how wrapped up i can get in roasting theory and taste profiles so as to miss the most basic deductive improvements. grrr.

actual size of the yemen in question: