How To Roast Sweet Flavorful Coffee

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Home coffee roasters can learn how to roast sweet flavorful coffee. During the coffee roasting process, heat is applied to the coffee beans. Over time, chemical reactions take place with the natural sugars and amino acids in the coffee coffee (seed) bean. These are known as caramelization and maillard reactions that form sweetness and acidity. In order to achieve these reactions, heat over time, properly used, will form sweetness and fruitiness in the bean. In this video, I address how to roast sweet flavorful coffee.

There are a couple of other videos I made that will help add context to this video. I would encourage you to watch:
3 Tips For New Home Coffee Roasters –
Why The Dry Phase Is So Important –

Both of these videos prepare us for the middle phase of coffee roasting known as the “Browning” phase. This is where many of the flavors and sweetness are developed during the coffee roasting process. This video also talks about charting your roast and using your senses; both very important tools to help us achieve great coffee roasts that are sweet and flavorful.

Is the coffee you roast sweet, fruity and full of flavor? Are you allowing enough time for the flavors to develop during this middle phase? Are you logging or charting your roast temperatures and events? Share your comments below!
Video Timeline
0:00 How to roast sweet flavorful coffee
1:16 What is happening to coffee beans during the browning phase?
2:10 The Caramelization takes place during the browning phase
3:10 Acidity is formed during the browning phase
3:50 How do we get these flavors when we roast coffee?
5:36 it is important for us to understand the 3 phases of coffee
6:39 We can control Time & Temperature – both will influence sweetness and acidity
7:24 Monitor Rate of Rise during your roast
8:39 Get to know how your roaster performs
9:24 How should we understand first crack?
9:46 Smell, Color and Sound are more important events we should be writing down
14:00 How you can help other home coffee roasters
14:36 How do we log or chart our coffee roasting process
14:54 Temperatures, Times & Events must be recorded so you will know what is happening to your roast
17:27 Chemical reactions (development continue all the way through cooling the beans. Use the time after first crack to balance your coffee sweetness and acidity.

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If your looking for a decent everyday coffee to get started roasting coffee at home, consider this 3 LB Nicaragua fresh green coffee beans (Amazon’s Choice) –

Looking for a intro way to roast coffee? Consider this hot air popper to roast coffee –

Bonavita 1 Liter Kettle –
Bonavita 1.7 Liter Kettle –

Baratza Encore Burr Grinder
Bodum Burr Grinder –

Coffee Scale With Timer –
Better Scale (OXO Brand) –

Immersion Brewers
Clever Dripper –
French Press –

Percolation/Pour-Over Brewers & Supplies
Kalita 155 Stainless Steel Dripper –
Kalita 155 Stainless Paper Filters –
Kalita 185 Stainless Steel Dripper –
Kalita 185 Paper Filters –

I roast coffee on my Mill City 500 gram commercial coffee roaster every week. I also use a Behmor and a hot air popcorn popper to roast some great coffee. Join me as we roast, brew and cup coffee every week at home.

Do you roast coffee at home? Do you craft single serve coffee and if so, what brewing method do you like? Please share your comments and be sure to like this video!

About Me:
I am a coffee enthusiast who roasts coffee from home on my sample size commercial drum coffee roaster. Coffee has been in my life for over 40 years, whether I was selling it or roasting it, I want to share my passion with you.

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