The best coffee is fresh coffee. If you are lucky enough to have high quality specialty roasters near you, then you already know that fresh coffee can be a religious experience. But, roasting your own coffee? Isn’t that something only serious coffee professionals can do?
Is home roasting really feasible? There are a number of reasons why you would home roast your own coffee.
- It’s freaking fun! Roasting coffee smells totally awesome, and the experience of actually making something delicious is plain old fun.
- It’s cheap! You can buy a pound of green beans for about $6. Specialty roasted coffee is usually between $12 and $20 for 12oz. Depending on the roaster you select, you can make your money back with only a few batches.
- It’s good! Have you ever wanted to know if fresh roasted coffee really needs to rest? Well, why not do some experiments? Some, delicious experiments…in the name of science of course.