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A Coffee Bean Roaster
Updated Monday 10 July, 2000
By: Charlie Reese

Coffee Bean Roaster: Enjoying Some Special Blends at Home

Thousands of people all over the United States literally cannot survive the day without drinking coffee. A lot of people do not really feel fully awake in the morning until the time when they have had their cup of coffee.

If you are one of those people who are addicted to coffee, you should learn to make your own special blends at home instead of buying expensive cups of coffee on your way to the office. To make some really good coffee at home, you will need a coffee bean roaster and a good coffee maker.

Yes, you can always buy roaster coffee off the grocery shelves but roasting your own coffee has many advantages. If you have your coffee been roaster, you can add some unique flavor to your coffee. Wouldn't it be nice to drink some French roast coffee one morning and then have some robust Italian roast the next day?

Learning How to Roast Coffee Beans

Learning how to roast coffee beans can be a lot of fun. To get started, you need to buy a reliable coffee bean roaster. Although there are many coffee bean roasters being sold in department stores and appliance centers across the country, not all of these coffee bean roasters are really good. To make sure that your coffee bean roaster won't easily quit on you, only buy a well known brand. Yes, branded products are usually more expensive compared to those generic ones but the good news is that branded products tend to be more reliable compared to their cheaper counterparts.

Once you have your coffee bean roaster, get some coffee beans from your favorite grocery store and start experimenting with different roasting techniques. For instance, you get a good Arabian blend or the mocha blend; you need to roast your coffee beans to achieve that full body flavor with a dry after taste. Roast your coffee beans to achieve that chocolate tone. Take care not to burn your coffee beans. Burnt coffee beans do not taste good. On the other hand, if you want to get that Brazilian taste to your coffee, set your coffee bean roaster to moderate dark roast. Again, take care not to overcook or burn your coffee beans.

To learn more about roasting coffee beans in your roaster, get a book about coffee. There are plenty of books available in the bookstores regarding this subject.


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