Tag: Roasting

Roasting – Delaying the First Crack

The process of coffee roasting is a science that requires more precision than many people realize. Depending on the flavor profile you’re looking for, you may find it beneficial to control the time it takes for your coffee to reach the first crack. When I first started roasting my own coffee, I went into it ...

Roasting for Espresso

Espresso is a type of very concentrated coffee brewed in small amounts, most often used in lattes and cappuccinos but also enjoyed on its own. Espresso is many times stronger than typical coffee, because it’s brewed using a smaller ratio of coffee to water. The process for brewing espresso can involve any type and roast ...

Roasting Temperatures

When you reach a more advanced level of coffee roasting, you will want to branch out beyond simple light, medium, and dark roasts. Maybe you want to try for a Vienna roast? Or maybe you want an American roast? Whatever you want to roast, I have put together a temperature guide for each level of ...

A Guide to Roasting Coffee

If you are interested in getting started roasting your own coffee, you have come to the right place. Having been roasting my own coffee for years now, I have developed a full understanding of the art. The first step is to buy the unroasted beans. There are plenty of places to purchase them online. Here ...

Understanding the Roasts

There are many different levels one can reach when they roast their own coffee. Most people are aware of three: Light, medium, and dark. For lower quality coffee that is not freshly-roasted, these classifications work. However, if you are interested in expanding your palette when it comes to coffee, it is important to understand the ...

Why You Should Roast Your Own Coffee

Billions of people around the world enjoy coffee, but many do not understand why they should roast their own coffee rather than simply buying it at the store. It would seem to be a waste of time, and they have no problem with the coffee they drink regularly. I once thought the same thing. However, ...