Episode #7: Home Roasting Series #1 | Popcorn Popper

Welcome back once again to! I’m glad that you’ve stopped by to check out this week’s adventure. In this episode, I demonstrate how you can roast coffee at home using a hot air popcorn popper! That’s right; you can achieve an excellent roast with only using an air-popper. There are a few tips to help you succeed, and I explain step by step in the video. You will notice the quality of the video is varied as there are so many renovations going on in my house, it is difficult to shoot in a consistent area. The wrap-up portion of the video was filmed in my bathroom…no walls, floor, or fixtures, but my bathroom nevertheless. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I look like I’m in a ‘B’ or ‘C’ grade horror flick.

DISCLAIMER: In this tutorial I am using an appliance for other than it’s original intended purpose. Although I have yet to hear of any mishaps from this method, I must emphasize that if you choose to follow this guide that you are doing so solely at your risk.

With that crap out of the way we can get down to business ๐Ÿ™‚ The degree to which you choose to roast the coffee beans is known as a roast profile. Coffee beans evolve physically as well as chemically during the roasting process. I encourage you to try different types of roasts and various types of beans. Don’t confuse the length of roasting time with how ‘strong’ your coffee is. The strength of coffee is determined by the quantity of coffee used in the brewing process, not how long it was roasted. You can make a strong cup of Cinnamon roast coffee…if you wanted to. Here is a breakdown of progression of the roast;

  • Light City or Cinnamon Roast – This occurs just as the bean begins [Read more…]