Coffee Bean Roasting Tips

Thinking of roasting coffee beans yourself? It's not as hard as you think and there isn't a lot of fancy equipment involved. Learn how to roast coffee beans and enjoy fresh coffee any time you like!

Coffee Bean Roasting Tips
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Overview
Coffee connoisseurs know their coffee. The roast of the bean is one of the most important factors in obtaining excellent coffee flavor, and anyone who values his java knows how important the roast is when it comes to creating coffee drinks. You don't have to be a professional coffee roaster to roast your own beans. With a little knowledge, you can create a variety of coffee bean roasts at home that will suit any coffee drink you want to make.
Step 1
Gather your essentials. You will need enough airtight glass jars to store your freshly roasted coffee beans. You will also want to start with green coffee beans. You can purchase these from several online suppliers, usually in bulk at a discount (see resources).
Step 2
Place your green coffee beans on a flat metal cookie sheet. Spread the green beans evenly, and spray with a light coat of water. Be sure the beans don't overlap.
Step 3
Heat your oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. Place your tray of green coffee beans into the oven on the middle rack and let them roast from five to seven minutes. You'll hear the first crack. Give the beans two more minutes, and check the color. You should open the oven only briefly to do this. A medium roast should take about 12 minutes. You can raise the temperature of your oven about 10 degrees if it takes longer. You don't want the roasting process to last more than 20 minutes.
Step 4
Remove your beans from the oven when they are slightly lighter in color than the roast color you desire. This is because the roasting process continues a few minutes after the beans are removed from the oven.
Step 5
Pour your beans in a colander and shake them to remove the chaff that comes off the beans during the roasting process, then allow the beans to stand for 12 hours before you place the finished product in airtight jars. This allows the carbon dioxide to dissipate.
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green coffee beans

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airtight glass jars

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green coffee beans
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oven
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airtight glass jars
tip
Consider using a hot-air popcorn popper for even roasting of coffee beans.

Monitor the roasting process closely.

tips
Consider using a hot-air popcorn popper for even roasting of coffee beans.
tips
Monitor the roasting process closely.
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Resources
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Tips on Home Roasting
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Home Coffee Roasting tips
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Sweet Maria's Coffee Roasting Supplies
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Green Coffee Bean Suppliers