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 2 Details Page: Things have changed since the i-Roast 2 first came out four years ago. There are more roasters available,...
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

Roasted Coffee Storage: Freshly roasted coffee should be treated like fresh bakery goods or produce.
General Roast Observations: Roasting is fun and easy as you want to make it, or as exacting and technical as you care to be.
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,...