Best Way to Roast Coffee Beans at Home
Is it too much work to roast your own coffee beans? Then put your thoughts aside and begin roasting.
If you believe that roasting your own coffee beans is too difficult, then stop thinking and start shopping.
Isn’t the taste of freshly roasted coffee beans one of the best parts about owning a coffee maker?
In this article, I’ll show you how to roast coffee beans at home the right way. So keep an eye on me.
Is Home Coffee Roasting Difficult:
Yes, roasting coffee is a difficult task. To make the perfect coffee roasting, you should have years of experience.
But who can make the perfect roast on the first try? You must first take the first step.
You can become a great home coffee roaster if you follow proper guidelines and continue to practice. You can even do roasting as a side hustle.
What do you need to start roasting coffee at home?
First and foremost, you will require the positive mindset of roasting your coffee at home.
Following that, you should have the appropriate tool for the job in your arsenal. You may have heard that you can roast coffee beans in a pan or in a popcorn maker. I agree you can do that. But those are only options.
Popcorn makers are designed specifically for popping popcorn. They aren’t suitable for coffee. Some companies will even refuse to provide you with a warranty if you roast your coffee in it.
But if you want to do it correctly, you’ll need the right home coffee roaster. I’m not suggesting that you spend thousands of dollars on a highly professional coffee roaster for the job.
However, you should spend at least a couple of hundred dollars on a good roaster that will last you at least a couple of years.
Then you should need the right coffee beans for roasting. Choose fresh green beans from the market for roasting. This variety of beans is ideal for roasting.
How to Roast Coffee Beans at Home?
You can roast your coffee beans in a variety of ways. But I’d like to concentrate on just one step. In this case, I’ll be using a beginner-friendly coffee roaster like the Fresh Roast SR800.
As we are just getting started, we will roast our beans in small batches of 100 grams at a time. This will also help you to make an even roast every time.
Tips: Because coffee beans produce a lot of smoke during the roasting process, you must ensure proper ventilation before beginning the job. I recommend placing your roaster near a window.
Now, for your first time roasting coffee, follow the steps below.
Start your coffee roasting machine:
The roasting process begins as soon as you turn on your coffee roaster. However, you must first read all of the manufacturer’s instructions.
Because while most machines appear similar, the operational process can vary greatly. However, there will be no difficulties in this process.
Add Coffee Beans and Monitor the process:
Fill the machine with 100 to 150 grams of coffee beans. Following that, you should keep a close eye on the roasting process.
Even if you are using a fully automatic machine, I recommend that you monitor it. My years of experience have taught me that beginner and mid-level roasters are not as good as full automatic machines. Your beans may burn if you do not keep an eye on them.
Listen for the crack:
In coffee roasting, the crack sound is very important.
- The first crack sound indicates a light roast.
- When you hear the second crack, you’ve reached medium roast.
Stop the machine once you’ve reached your desired roast level and proceed to the next step.
Make it Cool:
Some machines are equipped with a bean cooling feature. However, not all of them. As a result, you must cool the roasted coffee beans on your own.
It is possible to do it in your sink area. Remember to put on gloves or mitts for this task.
Wait 12 hours for the beans to emit carbon dioxide.
Store With Care:
The next critical step is to carefully store your roasted coffee beans.
For storage, use a good coffee container. If you want to keep it fresh for a long time, store it in a dark, cold place.
Congratulations, you have roasted your own coffee beans and stored them for future use. There will be no more fancy steps.
To sum it up, roasting coffee beans at home is not difficult if done correctly. I hope that after reading this article, you will be able to properly roast coffee beans at home.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about this. I would be delighted to respond.