Category: Roast

Roasting is at the core of what we do at Sweet Maria’s, so you will find many sub-categories focused on the type of home roasting (air, drum) and a category called Roast Theory, about approaches, profiles and other roast issues.

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Spin Test – Green Coffee Rotation in Popper

To get even, quality roasts, you want to be sure the green coffee is rotating in the roast chamber! This quick video demonstrates how… Overloading

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Popper Fan Speed – Thermal Switch Function

If you hear the fan speed increase slightly somewhere between first and second crack, the Popper might have hit it’s temperature limit. Here’s a video

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Roasting Small Batches of Green Coffee in Popper Coffee Roaster

Whether you’re roasting tail ends of a coffee bag, or green coffee samples for cupping, tiny batches are totally possible in Popper. “Roasting small batches

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Sweet Maria’s Roasted Coffee Color Card

We created this card as an inexpensive tool to help determine the degree of roast. Trying to match up the terms we use for roasted

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Having an Issue? Popper Troubleshooting Tips

Roast too fast? Not dark enough? Something seems wrong with the roaster? Here’s some tips to solve Popper coffee roaster problems This is an FAQ

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Roasting Multiple Batches in the Popper Coffee Roaster (and Sample Roasting too)!

How to achieve consistent roast results from one roast batch to the next on the Popper coffee roaster. This is our basic guide to roasting

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Roast Development to Second Crack in Popper Coffee Roaster

Thompson demonstrates a Popper roast from start to finish, aiming for a Full City Plus roast with just a bit of Second Crack. Some people

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