Popper Coffee Roaster Resource Page

We have pulled together all our "Popper is a Coffee Roaster" Information here!

“Popper is a Coffee Roaster” is a new-ish addition to the home coffee roasting lineup. It’s an air roaster based on, as the name states, the air popcorn poppers people have used to roast coffee for decades.

Popper uses the same type of roast chamber as the air popcorn poppers, and adds heat control and fan speed control, as well as a timer and cooling cycle.

Popper offers easy control of heat and air flow, for those who want to make manual adjustments during the coffee roasting process. This is a moderately-priced machine that roasts coffee evenly, and offers simple, intuitive user control. We suggest roasting 90-100 gram batches (3.5 oz) for best results. By default, Popper starts with a default 7 minute roast cycle and a 3 minute cooling cycle, although these can be adjusted at any time when roasting. Popper has no pre-programmed roast settings, but you can manually profile roasts using the heat and air control knobs.

Popper can do a range of roasts, but is best for light and medium roasts. It can roast well for espresso too, but we don’t think it is good for those who only like French roast beans. Like all roasters, you need to stay by the machine to monitor the roast when it’s in use!

Also, here’s a quick to Popper in the Sweet Maria’s web cart.

On this page you will find our collected support articles for Popper coffee roaster. You may notice we put the extensive FAQ page under all sections because it has so much information!

  • Popper Basics: Intro and FAQ
  • Popper Roasting Tips
  • Popper Troubleshooting
  • Gallery of All Sweet Maria’s Popper Posts.

Popper Basics: Intro and FAQ

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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

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Popper Coffee Roaster – Roast Demo Videos

A two-part long-form video about features and functions of the new Popper coffee roaster. Popper is made to be a

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Popper Roasting Tips

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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

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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

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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

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Popper Coffee Roaster Troubleshooting

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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

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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

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