Credit: asgwRecently the home roasting of green coffee beans has risen in popularity. As coffee culture continues to grow and develop it is moving more and more into the home. Sick of paying a premium for poorly made coffee people are beginning to take more and more of the coffee-making process into their own hands. Roasting your own coffee is the only way to really make sure you get what you want every time.
Tastes better, smells better
Fresh is the name of the game when it comes to coffee. When you roast your own coffee you’re getting the freshest coffee possible, and the more recent the roast, the better the flavor. Freshly roasted coffee has a much richer flavor, and fuller scent when you brew it.
It makes your house smell fantastic!
One of my favorite parts of roasting your own coffee beans is that it will make your house smell wonderful. Your whole house fills with a nice smoky coffee aroma.
It’ll save you some money
Roasting your own green coffee beans can also be surprisingly cost-effective. You can buy some really nice green coffee beans online for $7 per pound. When you compare that to $12 to $15 per pound for a boutique roasted coffee that’s really a pretty good deal. You can have a great, fresh roast for half what a small local roaster would charge you.
It’s not that hard, so you might as well
Roasting your own coffee beans isn’t really all that hard. Most people simply use a popcorn popper to roast their beans. The popper method works surprisingly well, and it’s the way that I do it personally. Just pour in some green coffee beans, turn it on, and you’ll have some freshly roasted coffee beans in a couple of minutes.
If you’ve been on the fence about trying out home roasting hopefully this was the push you needed to get you to give it a try. Check out my article on buying green coffee beans online, and read my article on how to roast coffee beans quickly and easily on the stove at home.
Let me know if you give home roasting a try, and how it goes in the comments below.