CoffeeNate.com Episode #8 : Home Roasting Series #2 |The Skillet Method

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Welcome back to CoffeeNate.com!  This week features a simple method of roasting green coffee in the convenience of your kitchen.  All you need is some green coffee, a covered heavy gauge covered skillet, and a metal collander.  Last week I showed you how to roast using an airpopper, this method makes it easier to reach greater depth in the roasting process.  I found that roasting in the popper was difficult to progress beyond the first crack.  I believe that some machines reach higher temparatures, and perhaps roasting outdoors in a northern cliamate may have contributed to this.  Either way, I found the skillet method more consistent once you learn the smells, appearances, and sounds of roasting.  Roasting coffee in a skillet on your stove top is very easy, it

takes about 7 minutes or so and makes a batch that is suitable for about 3 pots, much more than the airpopper did.  I purchased my green coffee beans from Café Campesino , and I whole heartedly encourage you to give them a try.  Other than offering quality beans at a reasonable price, they are also Fair Trade and Organic certified.  This means better beans, better conditions for farmers, and don’t forget…better taste!  Enjoy!!

Congratulations to Lily, who was the winner of a pound of Kicking Horse Coffee!  Lily won the drawing and grabbed herself a bag of Kick Ass blend dark roast FTO coffee…delicious.  You can win too, just ask a question and you’re in!  I look forward to helping you learn more about your coffee.

Nate

Nate is a special kind of coffee lover. He began drinking the same swill that most others do, but thought there must be something better out there. Sure enough, he was right, even more so than he ever dreamed possible. He soon found his way into the specialty coffee industry, and was tasting exceptional coffees from dozens of roasters from around the country. He is now committed to teaching others how they can appreciate coffee, and how they can make the best coffee in town and save money at the same time! Cheers c[_]

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  • thompsond

    Hey nate! I found a local coffee roaster – St. Joseph Island Coffee Roasters – they are going to focus on fairtrade/organic – sjicoffeeroasters@xplornet.com

  • Hey nate!

    I found a local coffee roaster – St. Joseph Island Coffee Roasters – they are going to focus on fairtrade/organic – sjicoffeeroasters@xplornet.com

    • Thanks for the info Dave. Looks like I'll have some competition if and when I get up and rolling. Good to know. Cya

  • nate_s

    Thanks for the info Dave. Looks like I'll have some competition if and when I get up and rolling. Good to know. Cya

  • Mike

    Another, dare I say inspiring video? Great video, almost have me convinced to try roasting my own coffee beans. Which would you say is the easiest method for a beginner roaster?

  • Mike

    Another, dare I say inspiring video? Great video, almost have me convinced to try roasting my own coffee beans. Which would you say is the easiest method for a beginner roaster?

    • Thanks Mike! You should really give it a go, it's pretty easy. I prefer the skillet method so far. The advantage is better temp control, and less mess with the chaff being contained in the skillet. Cleanup is really easy too. Have fun with it 🙂

  • nate_s

    Thanks Mike! You should really give it a go, it's pretty easy. I prefer the skillet method so far. The advantage is better temp control, and less mess with the chaff being contained in the skillet. Cleanup is really easy too. Have fun with it 🙂

  • James

    Wow – you learn something new everyday…

  • James

    Wow – you learn something new everyday…

    • Yeah James, I try to anyway 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!!

  • nate_s

    Yeah James, I try to anyway 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!!

  • I really love brewed coffee,it makes my morning complete specially if my granny is the one who will prepare because she got my tastes.