Sunday, October 10, 2010

Coffee Roasting: My First Batch of Coffee

Metro Espresso has entered into a new stage of coffee love: coffee roasting. For our 4 year anniversary, the Girlfriend gifted me a popcorn popper and 4 bags of green coffee from Sweet Maria's!

Often times, people who are interested in coffee roasting begin using a popcorn popper as an inexpensive way of exploring how to roast. For more information on this roasting method see Coffee Geek's informative guide about it.

I wanted to show off my first two batches. While my first attempts produced some uneven roasting ranging from light to medium, everyone has to start somewhere! Pictured below is my first batch.


  1. Congrats on taking the first step into coffee roasting!

  2. Thank you Mike! I roasted today and it turned out much better, roasted for about 5:30-6 minutes with a half a cup of coffee.

  3. Hi, folks ~

    My name is Michael Amouri and I started home roasting about 9 years ago. Alas, my hobby ran amuck and I opened up a coffeehouse / roaster in Vienna, Va. 3 months ago. Part of what I want to do is to promote home roasting via discussions on my Facebook page (Caffe Amouri) and in shop discussions and demonstrations. If you're interested, please stop by the facebook page and let me know.

    Thanks and good luck with your roasting! it's a great hobby!

  4. Hi Michael, thank you for the support in my home roasting endeavors. Home roasting has been quite fun, since this post I have done two more roasts of a Tanzanian coffee which has turned out much better.

    Congrats on starting up your new coffee shop/roaster. I didn't even know about it! I will certainly have to stop by, and on your FB page too.