Home roaster and Sweet Maria’s customer, Larry Cotton created another awesome DIY coffee roaster.
The difference between this and his past creations is this one is all-in-one, meaning the heating element (heat gun) is built in. Larry says that it does produce some smoke and since there’s no Chaff is paper-like skin that comes off the coffee in the roasting process. Chaff from roasting is part of the innermost skin (the silverskin) of the coffee fruit that still cling to the beans after collection, it’s designated as an outdoor roaster.
Here’s Larry’s list of impressive features:
-no warm-up necessary
-roasts to City+ roast is an ideal roast level that occurs roughly between 425 and 435 degrees Fahrenheit in many coffee roasters with a responsive bean probe where First Crack starts in the 395 to 405 degree in 12-15 minutes
-takes up very little space
-beans are completely visible during entire roast
-minimum learning curve
-low price, uses standard heat gun guts and materials
-intuitive to use
-no wait between batches
-roasts 1/2C to 1-1/2C green beans (10 oz. max.)
-no cleaning necessary except blowing out excess chaff