Category Archives for home-roasting
Home roasting of Green Coffees with tools available to home-users.
This week I’m enjoying some “Kenya Nyeri AA Gatomboya” from Sweet Marias.
I recently acquired a small bag of “El Salvador Finca Siberia Bourbon” (originally purchased from Sweet Marias). It was an interesting roast with a lot of chaff before first crack and what seemed like a long time to reach second-crack. … Continue reading
In my never-ending quest to find the best [cheap] coffee roasting technology, I took some time to study the coffee-roasting performance of two slightly modified “air-popping” popcorn poppers. The two models I used were: West Bend Air Crazy and a … Continue reading
I was pleasantly surprised by the great flavor of some Peru High Grown (Unroasted, Organic, Fair Trade) I recently bought from Coffee Bean Direct. It was easy roasting with well-defined cracks.
After reading the “Blending Basics” article on sweetmarias.com, I decided to give it a shot. I just happened to have a few bags of beans and came up with a fairly close approximation (in my opinion) to the recommended recipe. … Continue reading
The West Bend Air Crazy Hot Air Popper is my first home roasting device. I’ve been using it in a modified fashion since October of 2012. I tried a few roasts with an unmodified unit, but found I coulndn’t maintain enough … Continue reading
Hi All,The Acopio Suyatal beans are some of the biggest I have ever seen. I thought I’d post some comparative photos to show this. The photos show Nicaraguan beans compared to Yemen Mokha Matari, before roast and after roast. I … Continue reading