Home coffee roasting

Green beans for home roasting available in store, or shipped by Expedited Post. Ask for recommendations about roast level, blending, home roasting equipment and techniques. We are your local home coffee roaster resource.

Our current selection of green beans:

Washed (wet processed):

  • Papua New Guinea
  • Mexico
  • Peru
  • Guatemala
  • Nicaragua
  • Colombia
  • Zambia
  • Honduras
  • Ethiopia Sidamo wp
  • Peru Swiss Water Decaffeinated

Natural (dry processed):

  • Ethiopia Hambela
  • Brazil Fazenda Primavera

Inquire by e-mail regarding for availability and shipping options. 1lb, 5lb 20lb are common units for ordering.

Home roasting is a fun and easily accessible way to get to know your coffee. Coffee pops (cracks) a little like popcorn while roasting, while expanding in size by 50%.  Here are some methods for home roasting. Wikipedia has a page on this topic.

  • oven
  • stovetop
  • popcorn popper
  • home coffee roasting appliance.

Here are a few names of home coffee roasting appliances. You can google these.

  • Fresh Roast (several models),
  • Nesco,
  • Behmor 1600 Plus,
  • Gene Café CBR-101,
  • Hottop (several models)

Make sure you have a well ventilated space to do this in!  Under the range hood if your fan is fairly powerful, outside or in the garage with the door open. You will make plenty of smoke. The more beans you roast in a batch, the more smoke!  Some home coffee roasting appliances have smoke mitigation. Some people even use heat guns or gas grills to roast their coffee, although this is firmly in the DIY at your own risk category.

When roasting coffee, low and slow is better. Roasting the beans in 8 to 12 minutes to medium is ideal. For cupping or tasting, a light roast is preferable, stopped toward the end of first crack. For espresso, a little longer roast stopping at the start of second crack is a good starting point.