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 - Experimental Chimneys: Creating an experimental top for your roaster from household trash can be fun and rewarding.

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 2 Online Tipsheet: Roasting is fun. It's as easy as you want to make it, or as exacting and technical as you care to be...
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.
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...
Roasted Coffee Storage: Freshly roasted coffee should be treated like fresh bakery goods or produce.

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,...