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With some luck and a time investment, you’ll find the perfect coffee to drink at home. But what if you want to take your love for coffee to the next level? What do you do? Well, you roast your own, of course!
If you’re trying to roast coffee in your kitchen, you’ll need tools to get the job done. That’s why we’ve put together a list of what we believe are some of the best home coffee roasters around.
No matter your goals, you’ll need one of these roasters to start roasting coffee in your own home.
Here are our top choices in home coffee roasters. You can stop buying pre-roasted coffee and start creating custom roasts for your tastes.
The perfect addition for any kitchen, the Nesco CR-1010-PR rests perfect alongside your coffee maker. It features advanced technology to reduce the smoke and odor you get when you roast beans and it will roast enough beans for you to make a whopping 36 cups of coffee at a time, more than enough for any home roaster. The menu systems are easy to use and the machine itself is simple to load, making it the perfect roaster for the hobbyist looking to expand their coffee hobby to roasting.Buy Now On Amazon
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The drum roaster is a standard used by many roasters, and with the Behmor you can now have one sitting right in your kitchen. With a size comparable to small microwave, it will take up a little space. But it does give you the ability to roast a full pound of coffee at a time. That makes this roaster perfect for roasters who don’t want to spend too much time preparing the coffee for brewing or for those heavy coffee drinkers that go through a lot of coffee each week.Buy Now On Amazon
The perfect roaster for anyone who is short on space, the FreshRoast SR500 features variable speeds with three different temperatures so you can make a perfect roast each and every time. It will roast enough coffee for 20 cups at a time, meaning it is smaller than other roasters we have featured so far, but it definitely gets the job done right. If you don’t need to roast a lot of coffee at a time and space is at a premium, this could be the perfect choice for you.Buy Now On Amazon
The perfect roaster for the beginner or anyone who enjoys being a little more “hands on” with their roasting. The Gene Café Handheld Pan Roast is very easy to use making it the roaster for anyone new to the art. While this roaster will only roast 150-200g of coffee at a time, you don’t need anything special to get it done. All you need is a heat source like a stove or even a campfire, some coffee, and a little of your time. If you want to dip your toe into the world of roasting, this is where you should start.Buy Now On Amazon
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We have mentioned before how you can roast coffee in the same hot air poppers that you use to pop popcorn, so I felt that at least one of these little gems should make the list. It heats fast and is easy to use making it a great roasting option for anyone knew to the whole roasting coffee using a popcorn popper method. While the roasting process may not be as accurate as some of the other roasters, it is a great way to start roasting coffee if you want easy and are operating on a budget.Buy Now On Amazon
A great choice for anyone who only needs to roast just a little bit of coffee at a time, the Hario Glass RCR-50 Roaster will prepare about 50g of coffee at a time. This roaster is cable free as it requires no electricity, but you will have to turn the crank yourself while you roast your beans. The design is beautiful and small, allowing it to fit in even the smallest of kitchens. If you are looking to get down to basics and want to do it elegantly, this is definitely the choice for you.Buy Now On Amazon
The perfect roaster for the serious professional, this roaster has more than enough room in it for you to make enough coffee to keep you in custom roasts for quite a long time. With 1100 watts of power and the ability to heat up to 450 degrees, your coffee roasting options are almost endless and you will be able to prepare your beans in no time. Adjust the temperatures for your roasting preferences and start roasting coffee like a true professional today with the Nesco 4842-47 Professional Roaster.Buy Now On Amazon
If you still prefer the process to be a little more hands on, but you want something that is easy to use, you could try this stovetop popper from Wabash Valley Farms. In many ways, this popcorn popper is just like a stovetop roaster, so if you are going to roast on your stove, why not get a roaster that has more than one use? It will make 6 quarts of popcorn at a time and that translates into more than enough coffee for you to enjoy. It’s built of sturdy aluminum and is easy to clean, making this a great all around tool to have in your kitchen.Buy Now On Amazon
Roasting coffee yourself can be, rewarding, and it’s really the only way to craft a coffee that is just what your taste buds ordered. The list above will give you a great starting point as you put together your own roasting center right in your own home. We are confident that with one of these roasters, you can begin to create a perfect roast that you will love each morning when you pour yourself a cup of coffee and get ready to start your day.
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