The writers at gadget blog Tested love a good cup of coffee. Today, Tested’s Will Smith walks through how to roast your own coffee beans at home.
As you can see in the video, the trial-and-error process isn’t necessarily perfect, but the results of Smith’s first attempt at home roasting the most popular method of caffeine delivery turn out well in the end, and if you decide to give home roasting a try, there’s plenty you can learn from his experience. His successful attempt requires a hand-crank popcorn popper, a stove burner and a thermometer.
This isn’t the first home-roasting method we’ve seen. We heard a while back that popcorn poppers are capable home roasters, and that you can get a good roast with a soup can and drill. If you’ve tried your hand at home roasting using any method, share your experience — and tips — in the comments.