Roasting and Brewing
by Ray, Mike and
Tools I Use
How I Cook the Beans
Grinding the Beans
Cooking the Home Roasted Beans
Purchase GREEN BEANS
- They are hard, tasteless, and odorless. . . the seed of the coffee tree.
I generally use a Mexican Altura because they are relatively inexpensive,
and produce a wonderfully delicious, medium to full- bodied coffee flavor.
- TOOLS I USE
- #8 black iron skillet
Electric spice mill
Pot holder or other protection from the oven's heat
- HOW I COOK THE BEANS
(or, a Roasting in time
- I put about one pound of green beans in the skillet.
Oven temperature ranges from 400 to 475 (depends
on my impatience)
Cook time varies.
Cook until the beans have the roast (color) you desire.
My roasts are generally not consistent in color as those
prepared by Colorado Coffee Exchange.
Stir the beans periodically
When the beans are roasted to your liking, take them out
of the oven.
There will be SOME SMOKE during the
cooking, as the silverskin on the outside of the beans
burns off. It's a good idea to not roast these in the vicinity
of a smoke alarm.
COOKING the beans in your house, the
smell of roasting coffee WILL waft
throughout your house. Often our house smells of roasted
coffee for several days. This is not necessarily a bad
In time you will need to clean the oven of the residue left
from the bean roasting.
Store the beans in an air tight container until ready to
grind a fresh batch.
*As a footnote, of sorts, you can also roast coffee in a hot air popcorn
popper! I have used
the Orville you-know-who brand with success. The downside is
that you are limited to the
amount of coffee you can roast at one time, generally enough for a few
- GRINDING THE BEANS
- Using your spice grinder, grind the beans. My grinds vary
from course to not so course.
I generally do not grind more than 3 or 4 pots at a time.
- BREWING HOME ROASTED COFFEE
You are on your own.
I prefer my Home Roasted and
Brewed coffee to the commercial coffees no matter
how inconsistent my roast.
See Brewing Techniques for advice from the
Ray; Mike and Carole's brother-in-law
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