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How to Roast Coffee at Home: A Primer

Back in August, we presented piece on Zen and the art of home coffee roasting, which included an overview of the process and links to the best of the tutorials around the web. We wanted to re-visit the topic, with a more in-depth look at getting started. Here we answer the three primary questions presented to us by newbie roasters: What equipment do I need? Where do I buy green beans? Where do I turn for help/guidance/therapy when I run into a glitch (or two or three)? Roasting Coffee at Home | What equipment do I need?   Roasting can

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The Behmor 1600: A Smokeless Home Coffee Roaster

You know the saying—where there’s smoke (and noise, and chaff), there’s a home coffee roaster. Only not so much of that with the Behmor 1600: A Smokeless Home Coffee Roaster ($299). {OK—not entirely smokeless, but closer to that platonic ideal than most.} Behmor was the first brand to break the $300 price point with a home drum roaster, and they added features that make home roasting a much, much more enjoyable experience. As we noted in our post on Home Coffee Roasters, roasting coffee can be time intensive, labor intensive and messy. The design of the Behmor 1600 takes some