Roasting Tips

If you’re the adventurous type and home roasting coffee is something that you would really like to try, and we would like to provide you with some basic tips in getting started. The first thing you have to do is choose your roaster. There are account of options online and it can be quite confusing. We have a simple product that you can click here to view that is affordable and reliable for all your roasting needs. A lot of people will say that basically all you need to do is take green beans and roast them until they turn brown. This is a major oversimplification of what happens when your roasting coffee. There are many different types of roasts and you will have to experiment to get it just the way you want to.

Here are three important tips to consider when roasting your own coffee:

Tip #1) keep a record of how long each batch was roasted and make notes about the flavor that resulted. When you are first starting out or going to make mistakes, the best way to get on track as soon as possible is to take detailed notes on the first few batches.

Tip#2) follow a basic system on the roast process. Keep a sharp eye on the green beans as they start to yellow and emit a grassy smell. Once that has happened for being will start to stream and you are looking for the first crack. You should be able to hear the cracking sound as the sugars in the bean start to caramelize and water that’s in the bean begins to escape.

After the first crack, you can stop there with what many people call a city roast. This is where the experimentation begins. Try roasting a batch after the first crack, and then experiment with times after that. Visually looking at the beans is very important during this process as roast times will vary from it machine to machine.

Tip #3) after the beans are roasted give them time to cool and then immediately put them in an airtight container. Once they are called we want to do everything we can to preserve freshness.