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Bulk Grade A Green Coffee Beans 1Kg 2.2lbs Roast your own coffee for the best flavor. During the roasting process the green coffee changes dramatically. The process of roasting forces water out of the bean, causing it to dry and expand in the process. Some of the natural sugars in the bean are transformed into CO2 gas, and others are caramelized into the complex flavor essences that make a good coffee. The colors darken and at the end of roasting the bean is about 18 % lighter in weight and 50 to 100% larger than when it was green. After roasting the coffee continues to “degas”, emitting CO2 which helps protect the delicate flavor and aroma of the coffee. Just one week from the time it is roasted, the coffee has already started to lose some of its best flavor and aroma- the best reason to roast your own! Basic Requirements For Roasting Coffee To roast your own coffee at home, the following basic requirements must be met for a successful roast. There are several methods available to home roasters that meet these requirements, from a stove top popcorn popper to a fully automated roasting appliance. You can even roast coffee in your frying pan. *Beans must be heated to temperatures of 370 oF to 540 oF. Faster air currents permit lower temperatures. *The coffee beans must be in constant motion to prevent scorching or uneven roasting. *The beans must be cooled quickly to prevent over roasting *Roasting coffee produces smoke which must be vented properly. *The roasted beans shed the outer skin during the roasting process and the light weight skins (called chaff) can make a mess if not handled properly. Coffee Roasting Methods Although a relatively simple process, roasting your own coffee does take some practice to develop consistent results that will meet your expectations for an excellent cup of coffee.
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Basic Requirements For Roasting Coffee To roast your own coffee at home *Beans must be heated to temperatures of 370 oF to 540 oF. Faster air currents permit lower temperatures. Coffee Roasting Methods The instructions here are a summary only and are not intended to be the sole source of knowledge. Using a stovetop roaster: It is recommended that you purchase a crank style popcorn popper such as a whirley-pop but this method can be used with a simple old fashioned cast iron skillet or heavy frying pan. If using a frying pan, make sure to use one that does not have absorbed cooking smells (unless you want curry flavored coffee!), and be prepared for a somewhat uneven looking roast. Roasting on the stovetop takes longer and will produce a roast with more body and deep notes but will lose some of the bright notes and aroma of a faster roast such as a fluid air bed roasting machine. Note: The use of a candy or deep fry thermometer will greatly increase the accuracy of the roast and is highly recommended. 1: Start by heating the frying pan or roaster on the stovetop to a medium setting, or until temperature reaches about 475 oF. Add up to 8 oz. of green coffee beans and close the lid and begin turning the crank (or stirring) constantly. 2: Continue stirring. Beans must be agitated constantly for an even roast. At a minimum, beans must be stirred every 30 seconds. In 4- 7 minutes the beans will start to make crackling sounds. At this time coffee smelling smoke will start to appear. If you have a fan hood, turn it on now, or open the window. 3: About a minute after the first crack check the beans color frequently (once a minute) until the beans have reached the desired roast color. 4: Once the beans are roasted to your satisfaction, immediately remove from heat and pour into a large metal colander to cool. Toss or stir the beans to remove excess chaff and speed the cooling process.
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