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Anyone tried roasting their own coffee beans?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 14, 2013 at 3:05 PM

Just spotted this article: Zen Manualist Coffee: Part 1 - roast your own beans

Thought it was a really great idea, I may try ordering some organic green beans and giving it a go. The house would smell amazing!

If you like coffee that is.

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

You definitely need a good burr grinder. I use a Baratza Encore. It's a little over $100. You can go a lot fancier and spend a lot more money, but I don't think it's necessary. So far, the Encore has been great.

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on May 15, 2013
at 08:18 AM

Cool, will have a look.

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on May 14, 2013
at 09:46 PM

omg.. if you were neighbour id wanna kill you. All that yummy roasted goodness wafting over. Id be craving coffeee day and night! .. lol

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Cheers! You have inspired me. I do though need to buy a good grinder first. Any recommendations?

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Yes! I roast my own beans in half pound batches a couple times a week. I live in LA. There are ample coffee shops with very expensive single origin coffees, which are all very good, but my coffee beats every one of those places hands-down. No one really roasts their own beans anymore; as a result, no one really knows what fresh coffee tastes like. It's a night and day difference from the coffee most people are used to drinking. You know how freshly baked bread is always better than older, store bought bread? It's the same thing with coffee. It's also very easy to do. I have a Gene Cafe roaster, and it takes me about 15 minutes to roast a batch. Another plus is the cost-savings. I can get a pound of unroasted single-origin beans that would cost $4/cup at a boutique coffee shop for about $6/lb. This morning, I had some Sulawesi that I roasted a couple days ago. It had the complexity of a fine wine. All of this is to say that if you're interested, I strongly encourage you to give it a try.

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on May 14, 2013
at 05:54 PM

Cheers! You have inspired me. I do though need to buy a good grinder first. Any recommendations?

8894ece18cd108655ed18f2056172c1c

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

You definitely need a good burr grinder. I use a Baratza Encore. It's a little over $100. You can go a lot fancier and spend a lot more money, but I don't think it's necessary. So far, the Encore has been great.

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on May 15, 2013
at 08:18 AM

Cool, will have a look.

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