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.....
Air Popper Modifications - Adding a Thermometer: A thermometer can help you establish a more consistent roasting routine. Adding a thermometer to your air popper measures....

Home Roaster Tip Sheets

Nesco Tip Sheet (pdf) : This Sweet Maria's Tip Sheet is meant as a supplement to the Nesco manual.
Nesco Details Page: The Nesco Coffee Roaster is a home roaster, period. I like this model, and recommend it highly with a few conditions...
Behmor 1600 Roaster Details Page: The Behmor roaster has a strong feature set, but it's not without its quirks.

Roasting Theory

Cooling the Roast: A lot of the control you need to produce consistent roasts depends upon your cooling method.
Roasted Coffee Storage: Freshly roasted coffee should be treated like fresh bakery goods or produce.
Blending Basics (with Espresso Blend section): Blending is done for several reasons. Presumably, the goal is to make a coffee that is higher in cup quality...

Old, Big, Odd

Antique Home Coffee Roasters: A look at some antique roasters I have accumulated over the years. Not an exhaustive gallery.. .
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