Roast Coffee

DIY Roasters

Air Popper Roasting: What You Need: A hot air popcorn popper of the recommended design only.....
Home Roasting Basics: Overview of home coffee roasting, from picking a roast method to selecting beans and determining roast level.
The Homemade "Hot Rod" Roasters Page: For some people who roast their own coffee, off-the-shelf home coffee roasting appliances don't cut it.

Home Roaster Tip Sheets

Nesco Tip Sheet (pdf) : This Sweet Maria's Tip Sheet is meant as a supplement to the Nesco manual.
Hearthware I-Roast Tipsheet: Hearthware iRoast Roaster Tip Sheet from Sweet Maria's! ver 07/09
Gene Cafe Details Page: The Gene Cafe is a machine I tested for over a year, through the stages of prototype development.

Roasting Theory

Cooling the Roast: A lot of the control you need to produce consistent roasts depends upon your cooling method.
Home Roaster Comparison Chart: There are many ways to roast coffee, from home appliances made specifically for this purpose, to simple pan roasting.
General Roast Observations: Roasting is fun and easy as you want to make it, or as exacting and technical as you care to be.

Old, Big, Odd

Antique Home Coffee Roasters: A look at some antique roasters I have accumulated over the years. Not an exhaustive gallery.. .
Our Deidrich 12 K Roaster: Some pictures of our Diedrich 12 K Roaster .. moving it, installing it, and running over Judy's hedgehog.
Nifty Coffee Roaster Image Gallery : In no particular order, this is a photo gallery of diverse commercial and non-commercial coffee roasters I have seen, used,...