baybeefeetz the now Member since Sep 2009 14000 posts Online
Here I go about to roast my own coffee. (Posted on 3/7/14 at 7:15 am)
Of course I'm not doing it with any professional equipment. Any tips from those of you who have successfully doing it yourself for the first time? My plan is to use a popcorn popper, but I'm open to suggestions.
For what it's worth, I eventually burnt up my $14 roaster and dropped $150 on a unit made for it. The quality is so much better, especially for espresso. Green beans are in the $6 per pound range, and I only roast what I need for a few days. I have zero waste on stale beans now. The varieties are endless, and the flavor profile changes greatly on each individual bean by varying the roast darkness.