Roasting Theory

  1. Bullet R1 Roaster Meet Up

    Bullet R1 Roaster Meet Up

    Join us for a meet-up where we will discuss the very popular Aillio Bullet R1 coffee roaster.

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  2. A few roasting articles to get you started

    A few roasting articles to get you started

    Did you catch our Maker Faire demo? There's more roasting info here...enter if you dare.

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  3. Fundamentals: Roasting Guatemalas and Washed Central American Coffees

    Fundamentals: Roasting Guatemalas and Washed Central American Coffees

    High grown washed Central American coffees are practically the control coffee when it comes to roasting, the coffees that roast just like they should.

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  4. Decaf Fundamentals - Updated 1/2017

    Decaf Fundamentals - Updated 1/2017

    When thinking about how to make an excellent decaffeinated coffee you have to first focus on the coffee before decaffeination.

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  5. Fundamentals: Roasting Dry Processed Coffees

    Fundamentals: Roasting Dry Processed Coffees

    Dry processed coffees are becoming fruitier and fruitier.

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  6. Indonesian Fundamentals: Approaches to Roasting Indonesian Coffees and a Look at Rustic Sweetness

    Indonesian Fundamentals: Approaches to Roasting Indonesian Coffees and a Look at Rustic Sweetness

    These are coffees that you roast not to push acidity, but to push their rustic sweetness and mouthfeel.

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  7. An Approach to Roasting Brazils

    An Approach to Roasting Brazils

    The Natural and Pulped Natural coffees from Brazil can be some of the trickiest coffees to roast.

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  8. Roasting Fundamentals: Decafs

    Roasting Fundamentals: Decafs

    A really great decaf shouldn't taste all too differently than before it was processed for decaf.

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  9. Ethiopia Fundamentals

    Ethiopia Fundamentals

    With their perfumed, floral aromatics, uniquely honeyed sweetness and tremendous balance between flavor components, Ethiopian coffees are true diamonds in the rough.

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  10. Kenya Fundamentals

    Kenya Fundamentals

    Kenyan coffees are masterpieces. They're the total package.

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  11. Stretchin' Out the Roast pt. 3

    Stretchin' Out the Roast pt. 3

    For part 3 I wanted to stretch out the drying stage of the roast, when the bean is losing moisture in the form of steam but there is not yet any expansion of the cells.

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  12. Coffee Roasting Basics - Color Changes

    Coffee Roasting Basics - Color Changes

    Through close up images of coffee beans, Tom narrates the color changes in the roast process.

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  13. Using Sight to Determine Degree of Roast

    Using Sight to Determine Degree of Roast

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  14. Using Smell to Determine Degree of Roast

    Using Smell to Determine Degree of Roast

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  15. Roast Profiling

    Roast Profiling

    Roast profiling is data collection. Your impressions of the cup of coffee itself, whether brewed or on a cupping table, are the most important pieces of data that you can collect.

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  16. The Perfect Roast?

    The Perfect Roast?

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  17. Use All Five Senses To Determine Degree of Roast

    Use All Five Senses To Determine Degree of Roast

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  18. Sept - Oct 2002: Pyrolysis: the Fancy Name for Roasting; Where's My Damn Cupping Spoon…

    Sept - Oct 2002: Pyrolysis: the Fancy Name for Roasting; Where's My Damn Cupping Spoon…

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  19. Nov - Dec 2001: The Coffee Purist Vs. The Roast Stylist; Vietnamese Robusta: A Cruel Joke?; A Great Coffee Mill

    Nov - Dec 2001: The Coffee Purist Vs. The Roast Stylist; Vietnamese Robusta: A Cruel Joke?; A Great Coffee Mill

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  20. Apr 2001: Pops, Cracks and Snaps; New Crop Central America Update

    Apr 2001: Pops, Cracks and Snaps; New Crop Central America Update

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