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* .
We usually have our popper antennas up, searching for popcorn poppers that will roast coffee. After some testing, we found that this air popper by
One drawback of air popper roasting is that it offers no control over the heat. You can gain some by being able to switch the main heating coil off and thereby prolonging the roast process, or modulating the temperature.
Hearthware Troubleshooting FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) for Precision and Gourmet models
After roasting hundreds of batches, there are a couple adjustments I have made to my Hearthware roast chamber.