Quick Reads: The Simple Way to Roast Your Own Coffee

Roasting great coffee is simpler than you might think.

You will need the following:

  1. Green coffee beans ( I purchase from Showroom Coffee)
  2. Popcorn maker (Purchase from Amazon here: Whirley-Pop Popcorn Popper – Metal Gear – Silver)
  3. A heat source such as an oven stove.
    • I set the heat to slightly over medium (for most stoves, this would be a “6”).
    • It takes about 45 minutes of continuous stirring until your beans will be ready.

A few extra tips:

  • You can roast to your desired level (light, medium, dark) by keeping an eye on the color and removing from heat.
  • Listen for your beans to “speak” to you. When your beans reach a high enough temperature, they will begin to pop/crack. There are two phases of cracking with a few minutes between. The second crack usually occurs when the beans are approaching a dark roast.

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