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.
The Homemade "Hot Rod" Roasters Page: For some people who roast their own coffee, off-the-shelf home coffee roasting appliances don't cut it.

Home Roaster Tip Sheets

Nesco Tip Sheet (pdf) : This Sweet Maria's Tip Sheet is meant as a supplement to the Nesco manual.
HotTop Basic and Programmable Details Page: The HotTop Roaster is for those who want larger batches than the air roasters, longer roasts....
Gene Cafe Details Page: The Gene Cafe is a machine I tested for over a year, through the stages of prototype development.

Roasting Theory

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.
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...
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.

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,...