The Evolution of Roasting Styles

Although coffee has been around for hundreds of years, many changes have occurred over the past two decades. Originally, people roasted their own coffee, often using a hand-powered roaster that would be set over a flame. With the introduction of packaged products, roasted coffee quickly became a convenient and time-saving item to purchase. Instant coffees […]

Learning to Roast Coffee

I’ve been drinking quality coffee since the early 1980’s when my housemates and I would buy fresh roasted beans and grind them with a hand grinder, and using a Melitta pour-over cone and filter. When I visited Boston for the first time in 1983, I discovered french press coffee at The Coffee Connection in Harvard […]