This morning I roasted some coffee beans. You may be wondering what I am talking about. You see, I purchased some green coffee beans, beans which have never been roasted before, and I roasted them in a pot on the stovetop.
There are a lot of better ways to roast coffee beans, but I am a bit of a simpleton when it comes to coffee, and I enjoy pan roasting. You can do a better job with commercial roasting equipment, but pan roasting is fine for me, for now anyway.
If you like coffee, but have never roasted your own beans before, you probably don’t know what coffee really tastes like. The coffee you buy in the grocery store was roasted months ago, and it’s stale. The coffee that I roast and drink is used within 1 week or so after it is roasted. I store it in special bags that keep it fresh. The coffee I roast and drink tastes nothing like what you will taste from a can you buy in the store.
To roast coffee beans, there are a few steps:
- Personally, I pan roast no more than a half pound of coffee beans at a time. I do this because I feel I can better control the roast on a small batch, and also by roasting a small batch I can drink it while it remains quite fresh.
- You will roast the coffee in a pan, as I show in the video.
- After the roasting is complete, you need to cool the beans as soon and as quickly as possible.
- Let the beans rest for at least 24 hours before drinking the coffee, as they will develop more flavor after having rest time.
I hope you enjoyed the video! Enjoy the coffee too, I know I will!