ChrisC_77
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Any coffee roasters out there?

My wife and I enjoy whole bean coffee and we only buy from one company online and have so for at least 8 years. Although we will continue to do so, I wanted to try my hand at home roasting. I don't want to spend money on special roasters, etc. I have read where you can use a cast iron skillet. I have a ceramic coated skillet if that might work. If you have ever roasted your own coffee beans, what can you tell me about your experience? Thanks!

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Re: Any coffee roasters out there?

Have not tried yet, though I've thought about it. Someday, my little coffee bush will start to bloom and yield berries. 8)

I have heard that stove-top or electric (not air) popcorn poppers with rotating paddle stirrer works well. Good ventilation a must.

I do have a Whirley-Pop popper and might try that. Maybe I'll get some light roasted beans and try roasting them into medium or dark roast....
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ChrisC_77
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Re: Any coffee roasters out there?

applestar wrote:Have not tried yet, though I've thought about it. Someday, my little coffee bush will start to bloom and yield berries. 8)

I have heard that stove-top or electric (not air) popcorn poppers with rotating paddle stirrer works well. Good ventilation a must.

I do have a Whirley-Pop popper and might try that. Maybe I'll get some light roasted beans and try roasting them into medium or dark roast....
There are a few companies that sell green beans for home roasting. The one I have looked at so far is called Coffee Project. You can Google their website.

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