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A Beginner's Guide To Coffee Roasting At Home



What coffee roaster should I buy? Where do you find green, unroasted coffee beans? What is first crack? Roasting coffee at home can be easy, let’s get you started.

Chapters:
0:00 – A Beginners Guide to Coffee Roasting
0:15 – Why Roast?
1:12 – Do It (Methods/Options)
4:34 – Terminology
6:25 – Source It (Suppliers/Origin)
9:28 – Plan It
12:34 – Track It
14:39 – Recommendations
16:51 – Cupping and Resting
18:17 – Store It
22:02 – To Be Continued…

PRODUCTS MENTIONED IN THIS VIDEO

Sweet Maria’s Green Coffee https://www.sweetmarias.com/green-coffee.html
Nostalgia Popcorn Popper https://www.sweetmarias.com//nostalgia-electric-popcorn-popper.html
Popper Coffee Roaster https://www.sweetmarias.com/popper.html
Fresh Roast SR800 https://www.sweetmarias.com/fresh-roast-sr800.html
Hive Roaster https://hiveroaster.com/
Behmor 2000AB Plus Coffee Roaster https://www.sweetmarias.com/behmor-2000ab-plus-roaster.html
Kaldi Mini Coffee Roaster https://www.amazon.com/KALDI-200-250g-Including-Thermometer-Required/dp/B01MZYZT5B/
Gene Cafe Roaster https://www.sweetmarias.com/roasted-coffee-color-card.html
Roast Vision https://espressovision.com/product/roast-vision-v1/
Roasted Coffee Color Card https://www.sweetmarias.com/roasted-coffee-color-card.html
Airscape https://www.amazon.com/Airscape-Stainless-Canister-Container-Freshness/dp/B09NP4ZMFS
Atmos https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PZ8KZ4G
STØR https://storvessels.com

Have you been thinking about coffee roasting at home but still stuck at which home coffee roaster to buy or not sure how to source unroasted coffee? Watch this video about roasting coffee at home for those just starting out and you’ll get our recommendations on how to choose your first home coffee roasting machine and how to go about sourcing green coffee for roasting–and what gotchas to watch out for!

Not exactly the video version of Scott Rao’s Coffee Roasters Companion, but for the aspiring home roaster we think it will get you off to a good start! Coffee roasting made simple or coffee roasting for dummies more like. It will get you to first crack coffee and beyond with whatever coffee roaster you have, be it a Fresh Roast sr540, Huky, Ikawa, Hottop or an Aillio Bullet R1.

The best home coffee roaster is the one you have right now, and the basics of roasting coffee is the same whichever that is: start with high-quality green coffee, stick to a batch size that does not to over-load the roaster, preheat with the appropriate charge temperature for the chosen batch size and coffee, create a roast profile that drives heat into the beans as quickly and efficiently as possible while avoiding roast defects, the drop it while it’s hot… and cool quickly! For more on best practices and to learn how to roast coffee, watch the video!

For other installments in our Espresso University series, https://flairespresso.com/blog/

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  1. Hey Flair, don't know who this guy is, but he's hilarious. Brilliant dry humor, great delivery, dead-pan expression. Absolutely love it.

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  2. Just bought an air fryer, cooked some Brazilian beans for 20 mins @200deg let them cool, ground and put in a V60, surprised how nice they where, I just need to adjust temps and roast times for me. Maybe you could do a video on air frying beans.

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  3. Great video with great information. I've had great success with a whirly pop.

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  5. Thank you. Not a home roaster, just looking to get informed. Would like to try in the future. Awesome

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  6. Just started my home roasting journey a few months ago using the fluid air bed method via retired popcorn popper as a starting point. My quest is to find a bean and roast level that satisfies my daily espresso routine. As someone said below, there are so many variables to achieve a great cup. But I’m on my way and videos like this one are extremely helpful for a person like me just getting started. I’m retired and typically choose outdoorsy hobbies but I’ve become fascinated with coffee roasting and it has quickly become my new indoor/outdoor hobby that I can share with family and friends.

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  7. I.have been roasting coffee at home for almost four years started out with a pan and the bought a vkp popcorn wireless gear and it works great.

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  8. I'm in.
    Ordering a roaster now.
    Green coffee beans are 1/3 the cost of roasted ? !
    I'd lead with that.
    It makes buying a roaster an investment with a big payoff in the long run.

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  9. Waiting for a delivery of a Flair 58.
    I've been home roasting for 20 years – first – with little air roasters (like the original Fresh Roast model) eventually a Behmor (also the original model – not the updated one). I generally go for the beginning of 2nd cracks for espresso. I roast on the back porch. 11- 12 oz at a time.
    The reason I I roast my own coffee is for freshness – and to save money.
    These days I order green coffee from either Sweet Maria's or Happy Mug.

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  10. Great video

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  11. Great video! I have been home roasting since 2017, at first using a rotisserie drum roaster with my toaster oven similar to the Behmor but I get very long roast times of 25 minutes for 200grams of coffee. Now I use my home made four sifter heat gun roaster (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2otrJbjBkdY) and get the roasting time to below 10minutes. All the advice given is extremely valuable! Home roasting your own coffee is the best way to get the freshest and best tasting coffee all the time!

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  12. This is the finest introductory video I’ve seen on home roasting; I only wish I had seen it two years ago when I started.

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  13. This the best 🤣

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  14. This was very informative! Even if you don’t roast at home, this is a good video on the process that makes it easier to understand the roasters terminology and also the difficulties they need to overcome on a commercial level

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  15. I appreciate this video. Very informative! Thank you!

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  16. 🤯 So much info in just 22 minutes. I especially appreciate the info on different storage containers and their pros and cons

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  17. Como siempre, excelentes videos, tanto en calidad como en contenido. Hace tiempo vengo pensando en tostar mi propio café y este video me ha ayudado a despejar algunas dudas y a confirmar algunas suposiciones que tenía relacionadas con el café (por ejemplo si la refrigeración ayuda a conservarlo).
    Saludos desde Aguascalientes, México

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  18. Damn you flair! First you got me to buy the 58 and I absolutely love it! Now you have me buying a roaster as well 🤣

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  19. I’m working barista for five years and now wanna try myself in roasting coffee ☕️
    Awesome video, thank you so much! ❤️

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  20. loved this video! super inspiring (oh no… coffee hobby, level up coming soon!) … thanks!!! 🙂

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  21. Please do more. Specifically, I'd love a video on the Gene Cafe. I'm having an awful time with inconsistent roast issues with mine.

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  22. But I like my home-roasted second-crack coffee!
    Seriously excellent content. Thanks. Now . . . a detailed series, please, on home roasting in a regular ol' skillet on the stove . . . as every home-roasting expert advises newbies to master.

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