Jarrett and Thompson chatted about air roasting, air poppers, and the background history of roasting coffee in a hot, forced air stream.
If you missed our YouTube Livestream on air roasting, we have the video replay here. Thompson and Jarrett talk about air roasting generally (and why it’s really not a great distinction in talking about The application of heat to green coffee seeds (beans) to create palatable material for brewing a great cup!: Coffee roasting is a chemical process induced by heat, by... ...more), and a mini-history of the small air roasters used for home coffee roasting.
We look at the original West Bend Poppery, the Poppery II, Melitta AromaRoast home A machine for roasting coffee. Or the person operating it! The basic requirements for a coffee roaster are a heating element that gets suitably hot and a mechanism... ...more, Hearthware Gourmet, Hearthware Precision coffee roaster. Then we talk about the Popper coffee roaster and the latest, low-cost Poppo for roasting coffee
This was just an off-the-cuff chat, and hopefully there aren’t too many gaffes or factual errors!