During winter I wrote about how Rob roasted coffee on our wood stove. Since it’s warmed up now, we had to find a way to roast our coffee without heating up the house.
So now we are roasting coffee at home outside with a popcorn popper.
Here’s our setup:
And the first batch is done. We usually do enough to fill the old empty coffee container.
In this short video you can see how the air turns the beans and blows out the husks. If you listen closely you can hear a little bit of popping over the sound of the roaster. Once it starts popping, the beans turn brown quickly. It takes about four minutes per batch to roast them to the point of brown-ness we like.
Here’s the variety of coffee we’ve been using this time.
Since we’ve begun roasting our own coffee it’s hard to drink the store brands now, but every once in a while we do find ourselves out of fresh roast and have to resort to our old standby.