When choosing a roaster, the main factors to consider are how much coffee you generally drink, how dark you want to roast and how much you want to spend. You don't want to have more than 3 days supply of roasted coffee around since that defeats the purpose of home roasting, to always drink freshly roasted coffee
There are many ways to roast coffee, from home appliances made specifically for this purpose, to simple pan roasting. Before you get started, we highly recommend checking out our General Roasting Instructions and Visual Guide to the Roast Process.
We carry a number of small, dedicated home roasting appliances. Our article, "Choosing a Home Coffee Roaster" is a good introduction to the various models; the Roaster Comparison Chart compares the all the roasters we carry. You can also compare two or more roasters using the "Compare Products" feature on our site. More tools in the resources area of the menu bar and in our Library.
If you are used to roasting on an electric popcorn popper the Freshroast 500 offers the features you are missing. Freshroast 500 is a fluid bed air roaster featuring heat and fan speed adjustments, a glass roasting chamber for visibility, and a nifty chaff collector that makes clean up easy.Learn More$169.00
The Air Roaster Starter Kit includes the Fresh Roast 500, a good choice for folks who want to get started with a roaster that is easy to use but offers some control over heat and airflow.
This kit includes:
- Freshroast SR500
- Your choice of a 4lb or 8lb Green Coffee Sampler (Regular, Decaf, or Espresso)
- Ten 1/4 pound valve bags for storing your roasted coffee
- Sweet Maria's Roast Log for recording your roasts
Add for an additional cost:$174.00