Roast Coffee

DIY Roasters

Home Roasting Basics: Overview of home coffee roasting, from picking a roast method to selecting beans and determining roast level.
Air Popper Roasting: What You Need: A hot air popcorn popper of the recommended design only.....
Air Popper Modifications - Installing a Switch: On drawback of air popper roasting is that it offers no control over the heat. You can gain some by being able to switch...

Home Roaster Tip Sheets

Nesco Tip Sheet (pdf) : This Sweet Maria's Tip Sheet is meant as a supplement to the Nesco manual.
Nesco Details Page: The Nesco Coffee Roaster is a home roaster, period. I like this model, and recommend it highly with a few conditions...
Freshroast SR 300 and SR 500 Tipsheet (pdf) : This Sweet Maria's tip sheet is meant to supplement the manual - be sure to read the manual that comes with the roaster.

Roasting Theory

Cooling the Roast: A lot of the control you need to produce consistent roasts depends upon your cooling method.
Blending Basics (with Espresso Blend section): Blending is done for several reasons. Presumably, the goal is to make a coffee that is higher in cup quality...
Visual Guide to The Roast Process: Color is just one of the ways to determine degree of roast. By itself, it is of limited use.

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,...