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Old 03-17-2012, 06:01 PM
 
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Has anyone tried it? If so, where can you buy unroasted coffee beans and how labor intensive is it? How was your final product?
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Old 03-17-2012, 06:45 PM
 
Location: San Tan Valley, AZ
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We haven't tried it yet, but it is on our short list of things to do. As a hobby, I home brew beer, and most of the suppliers have coffee roasting equipment in the catalogs I get, for some reason. Every time I get a catalog, we say "We really need to try our hand at this..."

Especially now, with moving, we are getting a nice Jura system, so we would like to run quality coffee through it. With the freshness of home-roasted, I can imagine that it would be supreme with some practice. Not to trivialize it, at all. A couple people I know that have tried it says there is a bit of a learning curve in getting to just the right roast that you are looking to achieve, but the end product is worth it.

Subscribing to the thread in hope that you (we) get the information you are after. :-)
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:15 PM
 
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There is a threa don this, but I couldn't find it for you.

I have roasted a whole lot of green coffee using everything from a skillet to a pilot plant coffee roaster with 100+ pounds of coffee in it.

Before you go buying some expensive equipment, try out a chestnut roasting pan (long handled skillet with holes in the pan) and roast some green coffee over the gas burner. Do it slow. It should take about 10-15 minutes heating it up slowly until you get to the desired color then quench with water. Let it dry on a towel and put in a covered bowl (not in fridge) for a week then grind it.

Green coffee comes from specialty shops until you know what you like then the Internet.
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Tricity, PL
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Yes I do! This is an easy method used for brown coffee: ( it will make stale store beans fresh again )
Get a stainless skillet, preheat, put a thin layer of whole beans, and roast them for 5 min ( turning and tossing). Ground as needed. Best is to roast only a handful amount for direct use.

If you want to roast green coffee beans, use this method:
Stovetop Popper Method

If you want to use more sophisticated gadgets, read here:
Getting Started Roasting Coffee at Home

If you have popcorn popper, you can use it too:
CoffeeGeek - Roasting coffee with a popcorn popper
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:47 PM
 
Location: ROTTWEILER & LAB LAND (HEAVEN)
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Heck I just LOVE the smell when the beans are being ground...
When I was a kid going to the grocery store with my Mom she could always find me... I would be in the coffee aisle with my nose up the grinder where the ground coffee comes out, flipping the switch off & on. At least that is how it was in the 1960's. Funny thing is...I don't even drink coffee, even now. What can I say...I'm a nut. :-)
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Old 03-23-2012, 04:12 PM
 
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Heck I just LOVE the smell when the beans are being ground...
When I was a kid going to the grocery store with my Mom she could always find me... I would be in the coffee aisle with my nose up the grinder where the ground coffee comes out, flipping the switch off & on. At least that is how it was in the 1960's. Funny thing is...I don't even drink coffee, even now. What can I say...I'm a nut. :-)
Every time I'm at Sam's I am in that aisle because of all the coffee grinding going on. Nothing like that smell.
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Old 03-24-2012, 12:22 AM
 
Location: Declezville, CA
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Roasting machine suggestion: Fresh Roast SR500

Reliable green bean source: Home Coffee Roasting - Green Coffee Beans
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