Both my husband and I are a little bit crazy about coffee beans lately. We have tried a lot of beans available on the market and found the tastiest beans are from local coffee stores where they roast their own beans on the site.
So we decide to try to roast our own coffee beans at home. And the results are pretty awesome!
As you can see in the picture, the Amerciano coffee and latter made from our beans are very pretty and taste good too.
This batch is between full city and dark roast.
The raw coffee beans
The most common ways to roast coffee beans at home are popcorn makers, frying pan and oven.
I love using cast iron pan because it heats up evenly and I have fully control of bean roasting; and the beans taste good too.
Heat a 12 inches cast iron skillet over medium heat for about 1 minute. Add 1 to 1 1/2cup of raw coffee beans.
3 minutes later. There isn’t much change yet. Keep stirring with a stainless steel whisk constantly.
Beans start to turn colors after being heated for 6 minutes.
Another 3 minutes later, the first crack is about to happen.
Another 2 minutes late
Another 2 minutes later, beans are roasted between cinnamon and light.
Any further roasting will depend on your personal preference
Once they reach the desired roast, remove from heat immediately and transfer to a stainless steel colander. Keep whisking to help beans cool down and remove the remaining chaff.
When the beans cool down to room temperature, bag them with a Ziploc bag . Squeeze out as much air as possible.
Remember to wait for 24 hours before enjoying them because freshly roasted beans need time to degas and develop their flavors.
24 hours late
Don’t they look awesome? O(∩_∩)O~
Can’t wait to try them!
Grind the beans with my beloved Breville espresso machine
Espresso is being pumpe
Look at the crema on top of it! O(∩_∩)O~
Feel free to make latte or cappuccino
By the way, my husband makes both of them! O(∩_∩)O~
Amerciano made from that espresso is very tasty too！O(∩_∩)O~