Where To Find Green Coffee Beans

There are probably as many perspectives on how to find good quality green coffee beans as there are home roasters. I would not say that my method is the best, but I guess sometimes it is better to be lucky than good. I am one of those people who ...

Is Coffee Your Fuel?

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What is it about coffee that is so compelling? I remember sitting in a summer school class at college a few years ago and hearing the instructor say, “I refuse to pay $4.50 for a gallon of gas, but I go to Starbucks every morning and pay that ...

Air Roast VS Drum ‘Coffee Roasting’

Roasting There are two basic methods of roasting. This is true of both commercial roasting operations and home roasting. The most common method is the drum roasting method. Nearly all commercial roasters are drum roasters. Conversely, most home ...

How to Choose Green Beans

There are probably as many perspectives on how to find good quality green coffee beans as there are home roasters. I would not say that my method is the best, but I guess sometimes it is better to be lucky than good. I am one of those people who ...

My Best Tip for Home Roasting

For the next several posts I am going to try to share some of what I have learned about roasting coffee in the Behmor 1600 home coffee roaster. If you are a home roaster or if you are a fan of Sweet Maria’s website on the internet you may know ...

NEVER LEAVE THE ROASTER UNATTENDED!

I don’t want this to end up being a shameless plug or advertisement for any particular roaster, but I am going to share my experience. If you have been following each of my posts, you know that I began home roasting in a popcorn popper. You may ...

Roasting Methods

Why does the same coffee taste different when roasted in a fluid bed (moving air) roaster than it does when roasted in a drum roaster? Just like the same foods can be made to taste different by cooking them differently, coffees can be made to ...

A Basic Understanding of Flavor Profiles

I must apologize for the previous post, it was far more technical than I had intended, but I trust that it was not so technical as to be boring. Also, to understand the information contained in it is essential to understanding why your coffee ...

Coffee Variety

Coffee Variety After roasting a few batches of the varieties of beans that came with my initial order, and roasting them to a couple of different roast levels, it was time to expand my green coffee bean inventory to include a variety of coffees ...

The Nesco Professional Roaster

The Nesco roaster is a solid home roaster. It combines fluid bed (a stream of hot air) with a mechanical auger that keeps the beans constantly moving so that they roast a little more quickly and a lot more uniformly. Nesco Roaster The controls ...

A Dedicated Roaster

It was not long before I had managed to convince myself that I needed to find a way to roast coffee that would allow me to roast indoors so that I could satisfy my addiction year round. Not only is the coffee fresher and therefore better when ...

Time to Upgrade the Coffee Roaster?

My first attempt at home roasting had proven to be quite successful, but I had learned a lot from that one attempt. I knew that I would not be roasting in the house anymore, at least not with the popcorn popper. I knew that it seemed as though I ...