Home Roasting

Aug 14, 2004
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Wondering how many people here home roast?
My HCF friend (oedipus1) tuened me on to home roasting many years ago. I have not been roasting since the fire (not roasting related).
I lost my green beans & roaster in the blaze.
But - I have to say there is no finer coffee than that you roast yourself.
Even if you buy the same beans from a roaster you still control the depth of roast as well as how fresh the beans are when you grind them.
Also when you roast - you have access to a quality and variety of beans that goes far beyond what you can fine anywhere.

Roasting beans is very simple - filling a glass cup, putting it into the roaster, putting the lid on & setting the timer to the depth you want.

Now we are talking AMAZING Coffee!
 
Jan 16, 2007
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Enjoying Life!
#3
I have been roasting for a few months. There is nothing like it. I went from a Fresh Roast 8 I got from Barco to the new Behmore 1600. Lots of fun, machine pays for itself, and the coffe is exactly the way you want it everytime!!!
 
Apr 6, 2006
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#4
Hey Craig, that old Fresh Roast available????


And Loren, I'm with Capt here....what blaze? :shock: Whatthehellhappened????????
 
Feb 13, 2003
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#5
Also buy the patience option.

Too often people forget that coffee needs to rest for awhile after roasting. Generally let the beans sit for 24-48 hours to allow outgassing before you grind and brew.
 
Oct 18, 2005
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I have been roasting for a little more than 1 year and love it. the coffee comes out great; but alas I am the only one in the house that likes it; so we also buy crappy commercial stuff to keep the boss happy.

It is a true pleasure to have something you make come out so good. It is a fun hobby that is not too too expensvie.
 
Aug 14, 2004
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#8
Sorry to not reply sooner - yes I did have a fire here.
It was contained to my smoking room.
Sucks, but was so close to lossing the house I am very Thankful.
I've gutted the room back to bare walls & am going to do a new Hardwood & trim look this spring.
What can I say - no one was hurt & my home is still standing.
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