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.
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.
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.
Hearthware I-Roast Tipsheet: Hearthware iRoast Roaster Tip Sheet from Sweet Maria's! ver 07/09

Roasting Theory

How to Choose a Home Roaster FAQ: Over the years I have responded to countless emails from folks who want to start home roasting and are not sure how.
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.. .
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,...