My hubby loves his coffee.  For years he was particular about what brand we got and preferred to grind the beans right before he brewed.  He would mix different types and we would have little bags of them in the freezer.  So of course at birthdays and Christmas, different coffees would be purchased for him to try or the latest French Press or espresso machine. 

But as I was researching ways to take this a step further, I came across this home coffee roaster that basically takes the raw beans and roasts them to the level you want.  You become the coffee artist in your own home!

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FreshRoast SR500 Automatic Coffee Bean Roaster
Amazon Price: $179.00 Buy Now
(price as of Nov 18, 2016)

FreshRoast SR500

This machine is perfect for the novice or even experienced coffee drinkers.  I like this one because it has different settings and temperatures which can take basic raw or green coffee beans and completely change the flavor.  It roasts small amounts at a time.

Yes you could try roasting them yourself in the oven or in a pan which some experts do, but with these specialty machines the guess work has been taken out.  It will make the experience enjoyable and fun to experiment.

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Brazil Adrano Volcano Coffee, Green Unroasted Coffee Beans (3 LB)
Amazon Price: $24.95 Buy Now
(price as of Nov 18, 2016)

What Are Green Coffee Beans?

These are basically what beans look like when picked, these have not been roasted.  I was surprised when I first saw them as they look like dried peas to me.  The brown colour we are all familiar with happens after roasting.  The length of time in the heat and the temperature will decide on the flavor and the depth of colour.  Change either one of these and the flavours change.

Many coffee shops or specialty shops will sell the raw beans for you to roast at home from different countries with different blends.  You can also get them online.

I like the idea of a proper home roaster machine because I personally wouldn’t know how long to roast them for.  The bean can become a totally different flavor based on temperature and roasting time, this machine can take the guess work out of the procedure.

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Behmor 1600 Plus Customizable Drum Coffee Roaster
Amazon Price: $369.00 $359.99 Buy Now
(price as of Nov 18, 2016)

Behmor 1600 Plus Customizable Drum Coffee Roaster

This is another model with great reviews.  This one will roast up to a pound of raw coffee at a time.  If you have a lot of particular coffee drinkers in your household, roasting a pound at a time would be best.  This one too has different settings also with instructions.

It also has a rotating roasting drum performance

Experiment and Have Fun

I thought I would get a roaster and some green beans and my hubby can experiment with the settings.

I have read that the aroma is exceptional while roasting is going on.  The machine does the work so you don’t have to hover over it.  This way there is no waste or burnt coffee which can smell horrid.  The chaff is separated and easy to empty.

I was amazed to read that you can totally change the flavor using the same beans, so experimenting sounds fun.

Freshest Coffee Ever!

This will be the freshest coffee you will have.  Only roast enough for a few days, and if you won’t be using it within the week it is best to freeze it.

So get your coffee grinder ready (if your coffee maker doesn’t have one built in).

Trying to Find the Perfect Gift

My hubby and I are more about experiences than things, such as dinners out, movies out, but sometimes a product comes a long that you just know would be used and enjoyed by someone on your list. home coffee roasterCredit: amazon.com

Small appliances can easily end up collecting dust if you didn’t research what they are likely to use.  No sense getting a rice maker for someone who doesn’t eat rice, or a juicer for someone who hates veggies.  So, the best thing to do is think of the things they do in a day and write them down.

I know my hubby loves his coffee.  He will even skip certain name brand cafes on road trips because his tastes are for finer flavours!  Guess I better get him a new drink traveler for the car so he can take his own instead of buying at cafes!

It is nice when you can find a gift that will be appreciated.  As we all work so hard for our money you don't want to invest in something that will not be enjoyed our used!  I know this one will get used.  I just home he can sleep at night after all the coffee roasting options he will try!

So a home coffee roaster will definitely be appreciated as a gift this year.