Sunday, August 13, 2006

Espresso!

Being a cool windy day we went out to the new nursery nearby, came home, fed the kids, put them to bed for a nap and decided it was time to try roast number two.

The beans on the left are the medium roast from yesterday, and on the right are the beans (medium/dark) from this afternoon.

It took about 5 minutes to roast to this colour and it was very even across all the beans. Much more even than I ever got roasting from green beans in the wok.

The machine. . .

If choosing a popcorn popper to home-roast green coffee beans, make sure you select one that blows the air in from the sides of the machine not from a mesh underneath. This is so the skins that flake off from the beans don't fall back into a heating element, but also because the side-air models keep the coffee moving and give a nice even roast. It also help if you don't overload the machine.

Below is a picture of the roasting chamber of my popper and you can see the solid base and airflow ports on the side.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

looks nice mate!

a productive day hey?

hamo

Sunday, August 13, 2006 9:22:00 pm  
Blogger "Grendel" said...

Indeed, roasted coffee, drank wine - what more can you ask?

Sunday, August 13, 2006 9:43:00 pm  

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