M3 Quest Coffee Roaster

M3 Quest Coffee Roaster

Some time ago, I tried to roast coffee Bali coffee, using a sample made in Taiwan, namely the M3 Quest Coffee Roaster. He is a roaster machine with a maximum capacity of 300 grams that use electricity as a heat source. Overall the roasting machine is made of stainless steel with a total weight of 10 kg. Quest M3 roaster Coffee Roaster is a machine that is operated entirely manually, without any preset button for automatic cooling profiles and the Like Behmor. Through setting the temperature and air flow (water flow) in the drum manually, we can dig more wealth flavor and aroma of coffee.

Previously, it should be noted that I am not a professional roaster. This was my first experience using roast coffee roaster machine manual. I started the M3 Quest Coffee Roaster by turning the power button that also serves as a countdown timer (timer controller). Within 45 minutes, Quest M3 will turn off automatically marked with a fairly loud clink if we are negligent because it was too busy with other activities. To warm up the engine, I augment the temperature by turning the amperemeter to 4.5 volts or less to produce 990 watts. A total of 250 grams of coffee beans I enter when the temperature reaches 185 degrees Celsius.

M3 Quest Coffee Roaster

M3 Quest Coffee Roaster

Of glass located at the front of the drum, the obvious changes that occur in coffee beans. Drum temperature dropped when the rice coffee included. After the roasting process lasts for 1.5 minutes, the temperature began to rise 1 degree Celsius per 6 seconds. Occasionally I take the coffee beans through the panel (sample try) to see changes in color and aroma while still pay attention to changes in temperature and organizing power and water flow. The coffee beans are starting to change color to yellow-brown. The smell of coffee began to fill the room as the roaster was about to enter the final stage. The first burst (first crack) began to sound and, a moment later when the temperature showing 219 degrees Celsius, with the spray me pull out the coffee from the drum. Smoke billowed out of the coffee beans blackish brown. After that, the cooled coffee with coffee roasting put on the back for three minutes, before being stored for consumption.

M3 Quest Coffee Roaster (220 v) designed for the roaster in countries that use a voltage of 220 voltage such as Indonesia. Currently, roaster machines are made one by one in a small workshop Taiwan is already available in Indonesia. To have a roaster machine that has the ability as shop roaster in a mini version, Quest M3 priced at 18 million by the distributor in Indonesia. In various international forums such as home roasted coffee, home-barista, sweet maria’s, Quest M3 roaster Coffee Roaster is a machine that is widely recommended. Because in addition to roasting can be used to sample as much as 75-150 grams, it can also be used for roasting to meet the consumption needs of home and business needs of very small-scale coffee.

The following conclusions review of M3 Quest:

MANUAL
M3 Quest is a completely manual roasting machine so it is recommended use by people who already have experience roasting. Because manual, Quest is not suitable for people who want fast in coffee. With Quest, we can regulate air flow and heat. Airflow or airflow at Quest divided into 9 levels. Each level affects the outcome of roasting. The advantage with this flow of water control, the roaster can freely like doing the same copy. Worse, if we are impatient or wants once fried own company, Quest may be not so expected.

Quest uses electricity as heat power. Although electricity, the size of the regulatory system remains in our hands. It’s no different with the gas. Quest uses ampere count. Simply put 1 ampere times 220v = 220w. Indonesia’s version, amperage to 5. Thus, heat or wattage depends on how we want. For the first phase we can play on a low heat, being the second phase, the third phase is high, or at will. These advantages make the roaster who like the manual how it works. If do not like manual, Quest would not be suitable.

PROFILE OF COFFEE
Because manual, certainly Quest can be invited to work together to look for the different profiles of 1 coffee roaster. This excess for that likes to experiment. But so unfortunate if we do not like complicated when roasting. Because Quest roasting results are determined by many variables. To be consistent result should pay attention to these variables. A simple example, when frying, room temperature 35 degrees, the temperature 30 degrees the next day. Well because the room temperature is different, so when frying also can not be equated with the first room temperature. Kalo like complexity in roasting, Quest unreliable.

DURABILITY
Because manual, Quest arguably durable. Because there are no electronic chips, for example. And solid construction made of stainless steel. And the system is buckling. So also easy to disassemble if you want to clean the fan of coffee husks epidermis.

COMPUTER INTEGRATION
With a capital K-Probe digital multimeter, M3 Quest can be linked to that computer to track or record a coffee profile with the help of software. These advantages make the love with roasting lessons.

M3 Quest Coffee Roaster with Software

M3 Quest Coffee Roaster with Software

COOLING COFFEE BEANS
Cooling outside the drum. This is an advantage because coffee can cool faster. The drawback we had to move the coffee container mouth trays out of the drum to a fan.

CONTINUOUS
For electrical roasting machinery, usually, after roasting must be allowed to become 15 until 30 minutes. This minimum recommendation from the factory. due to the fact that many people wear Hot Top and Gene Cafe used continuously without stopping. If Quest is recommended for continuous. Because the model is like this, Quest would be a pity if only once when frying.

Hot Coffee in machine

Hot Coffee in machine

LACK OF OTHERS
First, capacity. The capacity is small, only holds a maximum of 300 grams. More create to sample. Substitute sample output Probat roaster if we still care about the cost to buy Probate. Second, electricity. If the electric current in our homes is not stable, the results are very influential. Could still be overcome by the stabilizer. But it took charge again. Third, the price. The price is quite high. Fourth, when roasting so, we must consider many factors for user convenience. It could be a shortage also advantages. If you want to learn to roast, M3 Quest manual system may become overloaded. So, when going to move big machines like Probate, do not need to learn anymore, because the system is basically not much different. Different as Gene Cafe. If we are good in Gene Cafe, while moving to Probate, we can not apply the way we work in the Gene Cafe to Probate. So no need to learn the fundamentals again when using the Quest when you want to ride big engine class.

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