Roasting coffee beans bring about smells like freshly ground heaven. The best drink to kick start the day is coffee, according to coffee lovers. In order to grasp the true pleasure coffee brings, it is crucial to point out how and why roasting coffee beans started and what are the importance, the roasting methods, and the expectations during the roasting process.
Coffee beans started from Ethiopia. Before it has been smuggled out to the Dutch, the Ethipians found out the joys of coffee and they guarded its existence cautiously. The verification of the earliest coffee drinkers can be found in Arabia, in the Sufi monasteries of Yemen to be specific. This is where roasting coffee beans began. With the introduction of the roasting equipment in the 1800s, coffee has been enjoyed a lot of people. Roasting coffee beans may also be done at home, the beans are ground and brewed to produce the freshest coffee.
Roasting coffee beans at home can be done in two ways. But these can be done with the proper equipment and types of appliances. One way of roasting coffee beans at home is the use of a baking sheet inside an oven. However, the disadvantage of doing this type of roasting is the inconsistency of the outcome. Hot air roasters or drum machines are the only appliances that can ensure a consistent roast coffee beans according to the desired strength.
To roast coffee beans properly specific things must be done. One must acquire certified organic green coffee beans. The second thing is a coffee machine to achieve an even roast.
During the roasting process of the coffee beans, observing the changes in the scent and appearance of the beans is important. One may notice that the aroma changes when roasting the coffee beans, the colors of the beans will also change and they will swell and pop.
Their color will turn to light brown; this is called a light roast. Subsequent to the nine-minute point, the beans will begin to change color rapidly as the roasting process accelerate. Once the beans reached the 15th minute mark and starts to pop, it is now called the French roast. After only a few minutes, it’s the espresso roast. It is now time to enjoy the simple joys brought by the warmth and calm of freshly brewed coffee.