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Roasting Your Own Green Coffee Beans | Raw Coffee Beans | Unroasted Coffee Beans

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Is it possible to roast your own green coffee beans at home? Yes.

Should you try your hand at roasting raw coffee beans at home? Absolutely!

The benefits of roasting your own unroasted coffee beans at home are two-fold.  First and foremost, fresh roasted coffee is the most delicious coffee in the world. The quicker after the roasting process you brew your coffee, the more incredible the resulting aroma and flavour profile.

Secondly, is there anything more enchanting than the smell of fresh roasted coffee around the home? Air fresheners are all well and good, but roast your own green coffee beans just once and you’ll know what truly heavenly home fragrance means!

Roasting Green Coffee Beans: The Basics

Even though we highly recommend the use of a coffee roaster, it is possible to roast green coffee beans using a pan or oven and achieve a reasonable final result. 

That said, it’s important to keep a close eye on things from start to finish and be precise with your timings. Roasting coffee beans has the potential to be relatively simple, though isn’t the kind of thing you can turn your back on and simply hope for the best.

If you’re out to produce the most outstanding quality coffee you’ve ever tasted, here’s how to make it happen:

  • First of all, make sure you pick up the very best unroasted coffee beans money can buy. Just as is the case with coffee in general, quality varies massively from one product and supply to the next. Set out with substandard raw coffee beans and you will be wasting your time.
  • You should be looking at a temperature somewhere in the region of 400° F.
  • One of the most important aspects of successful roasting is to ensure that your beans are never given too much time to sit around undisturbed. If you are using a pan or the oven, you need to stir the beans and move them around on a near constant basis, in order to ensure even distribution of heat (a coffee roaster does this automatically).
  • After several minutes, you will hear a noticeable ‘crack’ coming from your beans. Known as the ‘First Crack’, this indicates that your beans are now lightly to medium roasted. This roast level highlights the unique aroma and flavour of the beans.
  • Give things a couple more minutes and you will hear the ‘Second Crack’ which indicates you have hit a medium to dark roast level. This is the latest when you should remove them, as a few more minutes will render your beans burnt and unusable.
  • After taking them out of the pan or oven, place the beans on a cool surface and give them time to reach room temperature. After which, you’ll need to carefully remove as much of the dried husk as possible, which is a somewhat intensive and often messy process.

Follow the above steps and you will be left with a batch of the most heavenly coffee beans imaginable. Not to mention, an intoxicating fragrance the likes of which you will wish you could bottle!

Hayman brings you the world’s best and freshest specialty green coffee beans (i.e. unroasted coffee beans) for home roasting with your own coffee roaster or simply with a pan or in the oven. Click here to check out our incredible menu of green coffee beans!