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 - Experimental Chimneys: Creating an experimental top for your roaster from household trash can be fun and rewarding.

Home Roaster Tip Sheets

Nesco Tip Sheet (pdf) : This Sweet Maria's Tip Sheet is meant as a supplement to the Nesco manual.
Gene Cafe Roaster Tip Sheet (pdf) : This Sweet Maria's Tipsheet is meant to supplement the Gene Cafe manual. Be sure to read that as well.
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.

Roasting Theory

Visual Guide to The Roast Process: Color is just one of the ways to determine degree of roast. By itself, it is of limited use.
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.
Home Roaster Comparison Chart: There are many ways to roast coffee, from home appliances made specifically for this purpose, to simple pan roasting.

Old, Big, Odd

Antique Home Coffee Roasters: A look at some antique roast