Adventures in Popper Roasting Coffee Beans for Espresso

I’m new to home coffee roasting and I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on a roaster before learning the basics of how the process works. Starting with an air popper has been very educational and fun for me, and so far I am very pleased with the results.

I figure that I will keep roasting coffee every week this way until I burn out the popper and then I will buy a very nice home roaster (if not a small-scale “professional” roaster).

Background information…

First roast: https://plus.google.com/109792156715755708589/posts/Hz1YqirfH9x

Modding the popper (adding the temperature probe):

First taste:

Second Roast:


Rebuilding my espresso machine at the 10-year mark:

Reference: http://coffeegeek.com/guides/popperroasting
Inspiration: http://espressovivace.com/index.php/education/
(a la David Schomer)

Music: “Afraid” by The Silent Alarm, featuring Shelley Harland

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