Once in a while Sweet Maria’s customer Larry Cotton inspires us with an email featuring his latest homemade DIY coffee roaster.
His latest versions have used advanced wobble disk technology! It’s both entertaining and amazingly effective! It just proves there is always a new approach to making your own roaster…
Here’s his notes that describe the latest effort: “Well, that one is now history! 3-1/2 months later, continuing my pandemic-bound exercise, here’s a video of yet another wobble-disk 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 for agitating the beans.: A mechanism for More, but this one is spun with a $9 Black & Decker screwdriver, which then doubles as a handle–one less major part. Capacity is 12 oz., roast time ~15 minutes. Man, would I like this to become mainstream! Would people really miss profiles? ;-)”
In fact, this kind of DIY coffee roaster offers a lot of control, it’s just not by computer. But what better “mechanism” to control a roast that a human? Respond to sensory input we can make our adjustments on the fly and determine a desired result better than anything digital. After all, silicone chips can’t taste coffee but we can, as well as actually enjoy it too!
Oh, and the music…Larry made that too.
Questions? Contact the maker himself at [email protected]
Also see Larry’s previous version of the Wobble Disk design here: