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I Just Bought a Commercial Roaster!

When I started sharing my coffee with friends, the first thing they would ask is “Can I buy it”? The problem with my HotTop roaster is while it’s great for evaluating beans with different roast profiles, it’s not a money-maker. At 1/2 lb. per roast, and a minimum of 20 minutes invested in each roast, […]

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Reflections of an Amateur Coffee Roaster

When I set out to roast coffee for myself, I had no idea how much joy would come from it. For one thing, the quality of coffee I have been drinking has vastly improved. I had settled into a routine. I bought espresso roasts from a few of my favorite sources, including Staufs Coffee Roasters and […]

Computer Driven Roasting

Since upgrading my HotTop drum roaster to the “latest and greatest” B2k+ controls, I now have a USB port that plugs into my laptop computer for both recording roasts, and designing roast profiles that I can then send to the roaster. I still manually charge the beans and monitor the roast, and can make adjustments […]

Why Micro-Roasting Produces Better Coffee

You might think all this fuss about micro-roasting and specialty coffee is awesome idea or you might think it’s just making the best case for a business that is too small to compete with the big guys. While it’s certainly possible for larger companies to produce some outstanding coffees and for the little guys to […]

Coffee Experiments with Zac and Ahmed

As a longtime coffee enthusiast, I tend to connect with and encourage other coffee aficionados like myself, so when Zac Parsons told me he was planning to open a coffeehouse, I invited him to join me in some exercises that would help sharpen our senses and coffee knowledge. There is nothing complex about what we’re […]

Adventures in Slow Pour – An Espresso Afficionado Compares Results

I am learning to develop a “slow pour” technique, as an alternative to my old standby, Espresso Americano. As a coffee brewing technique, slow pour has much in common with espresso, because you are controlling the coffee extraction process through water temperature, the grind, and time. Espresso is precisely controlled. My machine is designed to […]

Making a Cover for the HotTop Cooling Tray

This is just a quick post for HotTop enthusiasts. During the first few roasts, I realized that one of the issues I had was getting the beans from the cooling tray into a storage container. The bean quantity is small, so it hardly justifies dumping beans into a large bin, then scooping into a bag.

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 […]

Dear Counter Culture Coffee…

I’m sorry to say this, but it’s just not working out. I love that you post our roast date on every bag of coffee you sell at my local gourmet food market. I think it’s great that you have certified organic coffee, and the descriptions sound wonderful. It’s even sort of cool that you really […]

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