Home Coffee Roasting (Like a Boss)

January 16, 2016

Home Coffee Roasting (Like a Boss)

West Bend Air Popper
West Bend Air Popper Coffee Roasting

Now that I have my Aeropress by Aerobie, It's time to roast up some of my green beans. Here's a few photos of a recent batch of Brazilian and Ethiopian batches using my West Bend air popcorn popper.  If you're not familiar with home roasting the West Bend Air Popper is a great, low cost method to begin the home roasting journey. They can often be found at thrift stores or garage sales and a relatively low price.

Here's the details: I was going for a dark roast on both of my batches, or more technically called, French Roast.

Brazilian:

  • 1/3 cup green beans
  • 4:40 First Crack
  • Finished at 8 minutes, 2nd crack somewhere around 7 minutes
Brazilian Roast
Brazilian Roast

Ethiopian

  • 1/3 cup green beans
  • 1st crack 3:38
  • 2nd crack 6:57
  • Finished at 7:45
  • Jarred at 11:12
    Ethiopian Roast
    Ethiopian Roast

    After resting for about 24 hours to let the roasted beans de-gass the CO2 I ground up the beans by hand using my new manual grinder and brewed up my roasts using the Aeropress.

    Freshly Ground Coffee
    Freshly Ground Coffee

    If you think the the ground coffee looks good (I think so too) it smelled and tasted even better.

    Aerobie Aeropress
    Aerobie Aeropress

    Great job Brewtoria! Looking to improve on my next batch this weekend. 




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