How To Roast Coffee Beans in a Popcorn Popper?

You may roast coffee at home in a variety of ways, including over the stove in a cast iron pan, in the oven, and so on. While all of these methods work, they take somewhat longer duration.

The simplest and fastest method is to use a hot air popcorn popper. Roasting your own coffee takes about ten minutes and is immensely satisfying.

Even though you won't need much room, expect it to get noisy, smell, and possibly even smoke a little.

When using these tiny popcorn poppers, 60-75 grams of coffee seems to be ideal. The more beans you try to roast, the more difficult it will be for the popper's air to circulate and evenly roast them. Make a halfway filling of green beans in the popcorn popper and start it up.

The roasting process takes anything from 4 to 10 minutes from start to finish. As the coffee begins to roast, gently shake the popcorn popper to let the beans circulate more evenly. Roasting reduces the density of the beans, allowing natural circulation to occur.

As the coffee starts to roast and darken, listen for crackling noises. As soon as the popping sound you hear resembles the popping of popcorn, your coffee is ready. The roasting process can be completed at any time after the initial crack. Use the popper to check the color of the beans and adjust the roasting time accordingly.

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