How to Roast Coffee : Roasting Coffee Beans: Listening to the Roaster

How to Roast Coffee : Roasting Coffee Beans: Listening to the Roaster


On behalf of expertvillage.com, my name is
Dean Forrest with Sedona Coffee Roasters. I am here to tell you about roasting coffee.
Okay we are in the middle of our roasting process here. They have been roasting a little
over 10 minutes at this point. What is getting ready to happen is we are going to start hearing
what we call the first pop or first crack. It is a time when the beans although they
start out really dry and hard, there is a lot of moisture and a lot of chemicals, what
is happening now as you hear the cracking begin. What is happening is they are letting
off that moisture and the popping you hear is steam escaping. It’s at this point that
I keep a real close eye on the temperature, I note the time, I keep track of all these
things but as you hear this cracking, that is how you know it is time to start watching
actually. It is part of a listening process, this first pop. In 4 or 5 more minutes, we
will hear the second pop and I’ll be talking with you when that happens.

2 thoughts on “How to Roast Coffee : Roasting Coffee Beans: Listening to the Roaster”

  1. I'm interested how he aquires his beans. Does he inspect them at the time of purchase? My experience with online dealers is they will rip you off. At some point, they will unload really bad beans if you show up with money, online. Samples may be better than what you shell out a hundred dollars for. Roasting is one thing. Getting high grade beans is another, all together.

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