Ever wanted to buy green coffee beans, have them roasted and then make a strong flavorful cup of coffee?
Yeah, but how do you roast coffee beans in the comfort of your kitchen? Well, it’s easier than you [and I] think.
Guess what? A wise man has found out that you can have your green beans roasted in an old popcorn machine.
All you need is green coffee beans, a popcorn machine and 30 minutes to have a nice canning jar full. After the “green session” your house will smell like a coffee heaven.
Further more roasting beans by yourself gives you fresh flavor and at a lower price.
You don’t have to be an expert to give it a try. Describing himself as a casual (“not fanatical”) coffee lover with a fondness for DIY projects, Villeray resident Brian Peterson was introduced to home roasting by a friend in Victoriaville who had been ordering green beans online due to the limited availability of quality coffee in the area. “When I found out that you can actually roast coffee in a popcorn maker, I looked into a bunch of DIY resources,” Peterson, an innovation strategist with LuluLemon, says. He bought a $25 popper at Canadian Tire, drilled a hole for a thermometer and let it to get really hot before putting in the beans. “It was blowing chaff everywhere in the house – you can’t really control it – but it was smelling awesome,” Peterson recalls. “It took about 30 minutes to do about one canning jar full of beans. That was a Saturday morning, and by the afternoon I was out of coffee, because I was giving it to people who came over, saying, ‘here, try this: Isn’t it great?’ ”