My wife calls me a coffee snob. She says its wrong that I get upset (on the inside) when people ask for their coffee to be ground before I send it. I guess she's has a point since the customer is always right.Read More
When I first started roasting coffee it was on a table top coffee roaster. Roasters like this can cost around $500 and a miniature version of the coffee roaster that I use now. I made mine for under $75. Here’s how.
What do you get when you cross a popcorn popper and a Turbo Oven? You guessed it, a coffee roaster.
When a coffee roaster gets a bag of coffee or is testing samples, they don't make a big pot of coffee and sit around drinking it and eating cookies. They follow a standard procedure that all roasters and graders follow to evaluate the green coffee and determine it it's suitable for production. Cupping is more than spitting coffee into a spittoon. It's a intricate procedure that takes years to master.Read More