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home roasting

When I first wrote a home roasting page back in 1998, I was a neophyte. I had a popcorn popper, and a lot of internet advice, and supplies from the online Mecca of home roasting, Sweet Marias and Thom Owen, its proprietor. But once I tried it, I knew I would never give it up.

Home roasting your own coffee can provide a near quantum leap in quality depending on what you like to brew. If you're into espresso, it's a sure fire way to almost guarantee 100% crema on all the shots you pull, good or bad. Fortunately, we have a few more roasting tools to choose these days, but there still isn't many on market - maybe the next few years will see an increase in consumer roasters.

Take a look at the following sections that cover homeroasting. I hope to add to this section from time to time as I discover new ways to roast coffee, new tools to do it, or new discoveries.

Parts in this Section
The Current Setup A Home Roasting Primer
Here's what I got in my current arsenal for home roasting, complete with tiny micro reviews of each product. [ more ] What's the deal about home roasting? What did the past hold? What about today? And what about the future? Find out! [ more ]
Home Roasting Progression  
Just like my espresso progression, I have one for home roasting as well, an here it is! [ more ]  

If you have any interesting links on home roasting or would like to see a special feature or how to on the subject, please email me but also keep in mind I do get quite a volume of mail through this site and cannot answer it all.


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Home roasting is simple. All you need is a hot air popcorn popper, two metal (mesh) collanders, a needle thermometer, and a scale. Inside this section of the CoffeeKid site, you'll find lots of info on how to get started in the homeroasting game, and hopefully you'll see how simple it really is!

Resources
- Sweet Marias
- Coffee Wholesalers
- Macaw Coffee (Canada)
- Riley's Coffee
- Smithfarms Kona
- Hearthware Roasters
- Home Roasting Primer
- CoffeeBean Corral
- First Cup

Tips and Tricks
Some folks have websites that show you how to modify poppers, roasters, and how to blend coffee. This is a growing list - email me if you want yours added.

Silencing the Banshee
Quick mods to the Hearthware Precision to cure the screech.