How do you roast it at home? I’ve read of various methods from fancy roasters to oven roasting.
posted on 01/16/2009 2:08:05 PM PST
by little jeremiah
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To: little jeremiah
I use a small, single-pot hot air roaster. It takes about 8 minutes or so to roast enough for a single pot of coffee (I roasted a batch while I was typing this). I am probably going to buy a larger roaster this year so I can do up to a pound at a time. There are many types of roasters and many ways to roast at home, from old hot air popcorn poppers to oven roasting.
If you would like to check it out, I would recommend sweetmarias.com as a starting point. There is an abundance of information there on not only various types of roasters but roasting terms, techniques, green coffee beans, etc. Their roasting and cupping notes on the different origins and varieties of beans are extensive and very helpful. You can buy green (unroasted) beans on many websites, but not all offer the same quality of coffee beans.
posted on 01/16/2009 2:54:37 PM PST
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