Visual scope for coffee roasters
- New – Used with AutoSave to auto create profile file
- Open…, Open Recent – Open previous profile
- Import Readings from logger such as HH506RA
- Save, Save as… – Save profile
- Export… – Export CSV file of temperatures and deltas
- Save Graph Image – Save graph to file, Home-Barista.com or CoffeeGeek.com
- Create HTML Report – Create HTML file and images for web based report
- Print Graph… – Print graph to printer
- Roast Properties… – Set properties of the roast
- Profile Background… – Load previous profile as a background
- Cup Profile… – Set cupping results in profile
- Designer (New in 0.4.0)
See examples in Your First Roast
Flavor is a psychological inner experience. In order to be represented or communicated, we must first transform it, or match it, to an expression or graph. This transformation gives us two convenient properties. First, we transform an inner personal experience into an appeal to somebody outside of ourselves, making possible its communication. Second, representing flavor with an expression also allows us to return to it in the future. This second property is what makes analysis possible. Without some kind of representation, analysis and communication would not be possible.
Analysis needs quantitative data but flavor is qualitative data. With a cupping graph, we try to rate the flavor by assigning a value from 1 to 10 to certain characteristic of a sensation, thus transforming the qualitative nature of flavor into quantitative data.
Using cupping graphs in conjunction with profile graphs allows us to match flavors with roasts. For example, if we were to make two different roast profiles, then we could compare their different cupping graphs and make adjustments according to decisions or goals.
Cupping forms can also load as backgrounds to be able compare 2 different roasts and their flavors. There is a check box in the cupping form to show the background (another file must first be loaded as background).
Designer is a new feature of version 0.4.0. Designer create prototype models to be used as guiding backgrounds during a roast. When a new design is started it has seven points on it.
- Dry End
- FC Start
- FC End
- SC Start
- SC End
Drag a point to move it. Right-click to access the Designer menu or to add a new point. This menu will appear.
Set the default times, whether the point is used, curviness of the plot and Machine Playback option.
Background… loads a background to use as a reference in the design.
Add point adds a new point. Where the point is added is determined by the location of the original right-click.
Remove point removes a point that was right clicked over. To removed one of the original seven points use the Design Config(urator) dialog.
- Device… – PID or data logger
- Serial Port… – Select serial port and communications parameters
- Sampling Interval… – How often to take a sample
- Colors… – Colors of the graph components
- Phases… – Set temperature ranges for Dry, Mid and Finish
- Events… – Set which event controls so display
- Statistics… – Which stats to display at the end of a roast
- Axis… – Range of X and Y axis
- Autosave… – Set autosave parameters for File / New
- Alarms… – Set alarms to trigger during the roast
New to version 0.4.0.
Alarms are based on an event (such as CHARGE) and a temperature. In this example two alarms are set:
- Pop up a dialog box displaying “First Crack to Start” when the bean temperature hits 390 after CHARGE.
- Open a program (play audio file in the same folder as artisan.exe) when temperature hits 385 after CHARGE.
4 Responses to “Top Menu”
- Your First Roast
- Your Second Roast
- Advanced Plotting – HUD, Reset
- Screen Components
- Slow Performance
- Using File/New Explained