Questions tagged [roasting]

Questions having to do with the roasting of coffee beans starting from green coffee beans to roasted beans ready to grind. This tag may also have to do with the heat profiles of roasting beans or the chemical changes taking place during this process.

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How do I get started in roasting my own beans at home?

I'd like to experiment with roasting my own beans at home. I'd like to keep the equipment requirements as basic as possible. No fancy gizmos or machines. I have a gas stove.
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Home roasting and ventilation

I have been home roasting with a Gene Cafe since early this last summer. I chose the Gene Cafe specifically because it appeared to be designed for attachment to a permanent vent solution. However, I'...
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What type of roast has the lowest caffeine content?

I'm aiming to reduce my caffeine intake, but don't want to drop coffee altogether. What roasts / beans release the least amount of caffeine into my body when drank?
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Why is it not recommended to drink coffee immediately after it's roasted?

The rule of thumb is that you first drink coffee approximately 3 days after it is roasted, but what is the exact reason for this?

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