Own An Air Popcorn Popper? Roast Your Own Coffee

published Aug 19, 2011
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Do you have an air popcorn popper taking up space in your pantry? Why not turn it into a multi-tasking tool and roast your own coffee beans. Mark Frauenfelder, founder of Boing Boing and editor-in-chief of MAKE magazine, did just that. It’s easier (and less time consuming) than you think!

Mark explains that he has three main reasons for roasting his own beans. First, unroasted coffee beans are cheaper than those that have been already roasted. Also, green coffee beans keep for a year without loosing their flavor. And roasting in small batches saves him time.

Basically, he roasts the beans for about ten minutes in the air popper and then allows them to cool for 24 hours. He can roast enough for just a few cups and always have freshly roasted beans on hand.

Do you roast your own coffee beans?

Related: Make or Buy? Roasted Coffee Beans

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