Home Roasting

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Sweet Maria's Green Coffee Sample Sets

    Sweet Maria's Green Coffee Sample Sets

    The ultimate order-ahead-of-time-pre-holiday-non-procrastinator-thing-you-can-buy-from-us-right-now

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Replace the Pan...Without the Jams.

    Replace the Pan...Without the Jams.

    Combining the best of both Whirley-worlds.

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  13. 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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  14. Product Guide: Roasting Starter Kits

    Product Guide: Roasting Starter Kits

    What are these all about?

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  15. 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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  16. Calling all Franken-Roasters

    Calling all Franken-Roasters

    It's Alive!

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  17. FirstBuild's Roaster Design Contest

    FirstBuild's Roaster Design Contest

    Battle of the oven roasters

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  18. Starter Kits

    Starter Kits

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  19. Larry Cotton's Amazing Home Roaster

    Larry Cotton's Amazing Home Roaster

    Get ready...your jaw is gonna drop.

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  20. Air Popper Modifications -Installing an Off Switch

    Air Popper Modifications -Installing an Off Switch

    One drawback of air popper roasting is that it offers no control over the heat. You can gain some by being able to switch the main heating coil off and thereby prolonging the roast process, or modulating the temperature.

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