Roasting Coffee at Home
Do you like coffee? Does it fuel your day? In today’s video I’ll show you how roasting your own coffee using a charcoal or gas grill will produce the best tasting coffee you’ve ever had. And the taste will surprise you!
Many things in life are much better done by hand. Roasting coffee at home, is no exception roasting one or two pounds at a time produces just about the best coffee you’ll ever have. There are many ways to roast at home, in fact, you could just use a mesh roasting basket or an air popcorn popper.
ITEMS USED – (Recipe Below)
Char Griller Offset Smoker
Skillett – 10in
Unroasted Coffee Beans
Roasting Coffee Beans on a BBQ Grill
– Unroasted Coffee Beans
– Frying pan
– Colindar or Screen
Start you charcoal grill and let the coals ash over, you will need as much charcoal as you would in cooking your wings or burgers. I am using about 2 pounds here. We want to reach a temperature of 400 and better.
Pour the raw unroasted beans into the frying pan and place directly over the coals. Stir the beans slowly and continuously.
In about 7 to 11 minutes you will hear a popping sound like popcorn! This is the first step and is called the first crack, this will last about a minute and a half. The moisture in the bean is escaping and this is why you hear the crack.
Once first crack seems to be slowing down, the color of the beans will start rapidly changing. We are now at a medium roast. And the beans are a chocolate brown.
At this point I am going to remove the beans and coast to a full roast while the beans are cooling and immediately dump the beans into a colander or screen.
Shake the beans back and forth. This will remove the chaff or flaky skin from the roasting and cool the beans stopping the roasting process.
Put the cooled beans into a container and let them sit for 48 hours. If it is a completely airtight jar, vent it every once in a while during that time.
You don’t have to wait 48 hours but as time goes on, the taste will change slightly.
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About this video:
In this video Berlon Burch shows you how to roast your own coffee beans on a BBQ grill.
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