First, I have to issue a warning here. Home roasting will change your life. It will take your coffee snobbery to the next level and there is no way back. It will start with a $5 popcorn popper from the local flea market, but very soon you’ll want to upgrade to more professional gear to measure bean temperature, exhaust temperature and the air flow. Do not worry about these today.
Your friends will seek out your company for an amazing cup of coffee, but run far away as soon as you start droning on about which roast profiles you tried on the coffee they are drinking. You might even end up working for the industry…
This was my story of starting to roast in 2001, and since then I have passed on this bug to an uncounted number of people. They all started with a popcorn popper, and so can you.
A hot air popcorn popper is an amazing way to test if home roasting is something for you. With very little investment you can start to roast the freshest coffee you have ever experienced, and it is roasted just as dark as you like, because you decide when is the coffee ready.
Obviously, a popcorn popper is not intended to roast coffee. Make sure you use it safely and keep in mind that after some heavy use you will most likely break it. We can’t take any responsibility for this.
It’s also the case that you can only roast a tiny amount of coffee with a popcorn popper. It will barely cover your needs for a day. But again, this is only the start. If you fall in love with home roasting, you have plenty of options to upgrade your roasting gear.
And finally, you have the chance to buy your green coffee directly from the farmer. In the coffee world, this is a very rare opportunity and we are very excited to offer this option to you. Feel free to check out our green coffee here.
Speaking of the farmer … yes, I passed on the roasting bug to him too, and William will show you his way of roasting coffee on a hot air popcorn popper.