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How to Roast Coffee Beans at Home

Roasting coffee beans at home is easy and we recommend using a popcorn popper to roast your green coffee beans.  You can buy a popcorn popper almost anywhere but most people pick them up for just a few dollars used at a thrift store.  Certain types are better for roasting coffee beans at home so please watch the video to see the recommended hooded style of popcorn popper.

When using a popcorn popper to roast beans, understand that the beans remain sitting in the heating element the entire time-the popcorn popper just keeps the beans moving is all.  So, beans do not pop and fly down a shoot, just in case you were wondering.  “Chaff” however, will fly out like popcorn does and you want to capture the chaff to dispose of it.  For this reason some people roast their beans outside.  Half of the people roast their coffee beans outside and the other half roasts their coffee beans inside.  I roast mine on my lanai so you could say in between the two worlds. Chaff from roasting coffee beans can really get into the air and float around.  This is why some people roast coffee beans outside to avoid the whole issue.

How Many Coffee Beans Can You Roast at a Time?

Roasting coffee beans in a popcorn popper only allows you to do an ounce at a time or so.  If you do too much your beans will be burnt on the bottom not not roasted enough on the top.

Where can I get green coffee beans?  Wholefoods may have them, is the trusted internet source for green coffee beans and there you can have lots of fun trying beans from around the world.  Please see the video below for how to roast coffee beans in a popcorn popper!

We buy our beans from Sweet For flavoring your roasted coffee beans please check out the rest of this web site because coffee bean flavor is what we do!