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.
Stovetop Roasting (Whirley Pop/Wok/Pan): Features: Can produce any roast style, from City roasts to Dark French/Spanish roasts. Lighter roasts are more difficult....

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 Roaster Tip Sheet (pdf) : This Sweet Maria's Tipsheet is meant to supplement the Gene Cafe manual. Be sure to read that as well.

Roasting Theory

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.
Cooling the Roast: A lot of the control you need to produce consistent roasts depends upon your cooling method.

Old, Big, Odd

Antique Home Coffee Roasters: A look at some antique roasters I have accumulated over the years. Not an exhaustive gallery.. .
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,...
Our Deidrich 12 K Roaster: Some pictures of our Diedrich 12 K Roaster .. moving it, installing it, and running over Judy's hedgehog.