Roast Coffee

DIY Roasters

Home Roasting Basics: Overview of home coffee roasting, from picking a roast method to selecting beans and determining roast level.
Air Popper Roasting: What You Need: A hot air popcorn popper of the recommended design only.....
Stovetop Roasting (Whirley Pop/Wok/Pan): Features: Can produce any roast style, from City roasts to Dark French/Spanish roasts. Lighter roasts are more difficult....

Home Roaster Tip Sheets

Nesco Tip Sheet (pdf) : This Sweet Maria's Tip Sheet is meant as a supplement to the Nesco manual.
Freshroast SR 300 and SR 500 Tipsheet (pdf) : This Sweet Maria's tip sheet is meant to supplement the manual - be sure to read the manual that comes with the roaster.
Fresh Roast SR300 and SR500 Details Page: Visual Guide to Roasting in the SR 300

Roasting Theory

How to Choose a Home Roaster FAQ: Over the years I have responded to countless emails from folks who want to start home roasting and are not sure how.
General Roast Observations: Roasting is fun and easy as you want to make it, or as exacting and technical as you care to be.
Roasted Coffee Storage: Freshly roasted coffee should be treated like fresh bakery goods or produce.

Old, Big, Odd

Antique Home Coffee Roasters: A look at some antique roasters I have accumulated over the years. Not an exhaustive gallery.. .
Our Deidrich 12 K Roaster: Some pictures of our Diedrich 12 K Roaster .. moving it, installing it, and running over Judy's hedgehog.
Nifty Coffee Roaster Image Gallery : In no particular order, this is a photo gallery of diverse commercial and non-commercial coffee roasters I have seen, used,...