Saturday, July 14, 2012

Hand roasting coffee beans

I’m getting to know the silent teeth killer: coffee.
Exercise of the day: hand roasting coffee
Target: Ethiopian Yirgacheffe

I just about died in the kitchen roasting these stubborn beans over open fire.

The beans slowly turn from khaki to green-yellow-brown. You need to listen for the characteristic first popcorn-ish pop then the second crackling lighter pop. Then you're done. The beans get to cool off too.

I’m constantly sipping on coffee these days. Awful for your teeth, great for your brain.