Air roasting means heating and moving a coffee batch in a heated air stream. It includes some of the easiest, cheapest and best ways to get into roasting, the ubiquitous air popper appliance made for popcorn. It also includes the Freshroast line of coffee roasters, and our own model called (rather confusingly) Popper* .
For some people who roast their own coffee, off-the-shelf home coffee roasting appliances don’t cut it.
Do you really need a thermometer clip? Well, not really, but if the dial face is moving around while you are cranking, it makes it hard to read.
On New Year’s Day 2014, Tom was out of roasted coffee and decided to solve the problem with his hot air popcorn popper.
You must use a popper in which the hot air enters the popcorn chamber from side vents.