Roast Coffee

DIY Roasters

Air Popper Roasting: What You Need: A hot air popcorn popper of the recommended design only.....
Home Roasting Basics: Overview of home coffee roasting, from picking a roast method to selecting beans and determining roast level.
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.
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.
Nesco Details Page: The Nesco Coffee Roaster is a home roaster, period. I like this model, and recommend it highly with a few conditions...

Roasting Theory

General Roast Observations: Roasting is fun and easy as you want to make it, or as exacting and technical as you care to be.
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.
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.. .