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.
The Homemade "Hot Rod" Roasters Page: For some people who roast their own coffee, off-the-shelf home coffee roasting appliances don't cut it.

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.
Hearthware i-Roast 2 Online Tipsheet: Roasting is fun. It's as easy as you want to make it, or as exacting and technical as you care to be...

Roasting Theory

Cooling the Roast: A lot of the control you need to produce consistent roasts depends upon your cooling method.
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.
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.. .