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Home Roasting and Brewing
by Ray, Mike and Carole's brother-in-law
The Beans
Tools I Use
How I Cook the Beans
Grinding the Beans
Cooking the Home Roasted 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.
#8 black iron skillet
Wooden Spoon
Electric spice mill
Pot holder or other protection from the oven's heat
HOW I COOK THE BEANS (or, a Roasting in time saves nine)
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 thing.

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 days.
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.
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 pros!

Ray; Mike and Carole's brother-in-law    

Last updated Monday, November 18, 2013

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