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.