Home Roasting

  1. Hot Rod Home Coffee Roasters: The Spirit of Invention

    Hot Rod Home Coffee Roasters: The Spirit of Invention

    For some people who roast their own coffee, off-the-shelf home coffee roasting appliances don't cut it.

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  2. Air Popper Modifications -Adding a Thermometer

    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 the temperature of the forced air heat flow after it has passed through the beans.

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  3. Gas Oven Roasting Method

    Gas Oven Roasting Method

    What You Need: A gas oven. A perforated pan, a vegetable steamer, or a stainless steel wire mesh collander.

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  4. How to make a Thermometer Clip

    How to make a Thermometer Clip

    Do you really need a thermometer clip? Well, not really, but if the dial face is moving around while you are cranking, it makes it hard to read.

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  5. Air Popper Modifications -Timing Roasts

    Air Popper Modifications -Timing Roasts

    When I started roasting with an air popper, I found that timing the roasts was difficult.

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  6. Another Home Roaster Takes the Leap

    Another Home Roaster Takes the Leap

    Sweet Maria's customer jumps into his own coffee business

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  7. Coffee Roasting Demo at Eat Real Festival

    Coffee Roasting Demo at Eat Real Festival

    Learn how to roast your own coffee as you spend your day at Eat Real.

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  8. Sweet Maria's Popper Roasting Class

    Sweet Maria's Popper Roasting Class

    Join us on Friday, August 4th at 1pm for a fun and informal coffee roasting class.

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  9. Roasting Coffee in a Cast Iron Pan

    Roasting Coffee in a Cast Iron Pan

    Tom goes out on a limb and uses a roast method he rarely uses...the iron skillet.

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  10. Sweet Maria's Roasting Basics Class. April 13th.

    Sweet Maria's Roasting Basics Class. April 13th.

    Join us for the first class at our new location.

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  11. Sweet Maria's Teaches a Coffee Class at Food Craft Institute

    Sweet Maria's Teaches a Coffee Class at Food Craft Institute

    Last Saturday, we shared what we know with future entrepreneurs.

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  12. The Home Roasting Tradition

    The Home Roasting Tradition

    The beans weren't the best, the grind was terrible, and their brewing methods resulted in a cup of swill. But I am sure that the smell of warm, fresh-roasted beans in an old hand-cranked grinder made up for some of that.

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  13. Franken-Roasters!

    Franken-Roasters!

    Even though there are a few machines on the market dedicated to roasting coffee in small amounts, home coffee roasting inspires the do-it-yourself spirit in many of us and has sent many Sweet Maria's customers down the path of creating their own roasting machines.

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  14. Replace the Pan...Without the Jams.

    Replace the Pan...Without the Jams.

    Combining the best of both Whirley-worlds.

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  15. Coffee Roasting Demo at FCI

    Coffee Roasting Demo at FCI

    Come by and learn more about coffee. Oh yeah, it's free!

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  16. Product Guide: Roasting Starter Kits

    Product Guide: Roasting Starter Kits

    What are these all about?

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  17. Bag it up! How Our Customers Package Their Roasts

    Bag it up! How Our Customers Package Their Roasts

    How Do You Package Your Coffee?

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  18. Calling all Franken-Roasters

    Calling all Franken-Roasters

    It's Alive!

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  19. FirstBuild's Roaster Design Contest

    FirstBuild's Roaster Design Contest

    Battle of the oven roasters

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  20. Starter Kits

    Starter Kits

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