Do you prefer to roast your own coffee beans at home instead of buying coffee that is already ground and ready to put into a coffee maker?  If so, you probably swear that home-roasted coffee beans make a much better cup of joe than any pre-roasted or pre-ground coffee bean ever dreamed of.

Coffee beans can be roasted in different ways.  For example, a regular stove or even a popcorn popper can be used to roast coffee beans.  But if you are serious about roasting your own beans at home, you should probably go out and purchase a coffee roasting machine.  Using one will let you have far better control of the temperature and other conditions.

Coffee bean roasters range in price from about $150 to around $1600.  If your budget only allows for an inexpensive roaster, you will find that you will only be able to roast one cup of beans at a time which would probably be enough make one 10-cup pot of coffee.  If you are looking at a mid-priced roaster, you will be able to roast about 2.5 cups of beans and if money doesn’t matter; then one of the more expensive roasting machines that I found would roast about 20 cups of green coffee beans at a time.

There are different kinds of coffee-roasting machines that you will want to check out before you buy one.  For starters, you will want to know just how long the machine you are looking at will take to roast the beans, how many coffee beans can be roasted at a time, and how much control you will have over how long the beans are roasted.  Of course, the more expensive coffee machines will give you more control over the coffee bean roasting process than the less expensive machines.

Before you invest big bucks in a coffee roasting machine, it would probably be a good idea to start out with the least expensive variety and work your way up to a more expensive one.

If you are looking for Coffee Roasting Machines, you should take a look at these:

FreshRoast SR500 Automatic Coffee Bean Roaster

Coffee Bean Roasting MachineThis Roaster has a variable convection fan control that ensures gentle, efficient circulation.  It has three temperature settings allowing you to get perfectly roasted beans.  This item also comes with a speed roast fluid motion system that ensures fast, even roasting.  You will be able to roast beans for about 20 cups of coffee in less than 10 minutes.  This machine can also do dark roast.  The roasting chamber, chaff basket and top cap are dishwasher safe but most commenters on Amazon say that it isn’t necessary to wash them in the dishwasher.  Most say that all they do is wipe the roasting chamber, chaff base and cap clean after each roast.  A soft wire brush is best to clean the cap screen and after several roasts it is recommended to vacuum all parts of the top roaster base where the roasting chamber sits.


 Nesco CR-1010-PRR Coffee Bean Roaster

This premium coffee bean roaster has a patented catalytic technology that reduces smoke and odor.  It creates an even roast with uniform color while controlling the roast from light to dark.  This machine has pre-set digital controls that automatically roasts and cools with the touch of a button.  You can roast up to 1/3 pound of coffee beans in only 20 to 30 minutes which is enough to make 36 cups of coffee.  You can roast a batch at half the cost of store-bought and is perfect for true coffee lovers who want the freshest cup of joe possible.

Red Gene Coffee Roaster

The Red Gene Coffee Bean Roaster is a limited edition release in a beautiful metallic red. If red isn’t your color, you can also get this coffee roaster in black.  This machine has controls that are easy to use along with instructions that are easy to follow making it a breeze for beginners to produce professional results their very first day.  The roasting chamber is clear making it easy to watch the beans being roasted.  Being able to watch the roasting process will help to eliminate burnt or under roasted coffee.  This machine has several safety features such as an automatic shutoff, overheat sensors, and a clear safety cover that helps to prevent burnt fingers.  It can hold up to 10 ounces of unroasted green coffee which will make up to an 8 ounce batch of fully roasted coffee.  Some great features that this machine has to offer are excellent roast quality, durability which means that it is built to last, a good warranty with United States based support, controls that are easy to use, quiet operation, high visibility of beans during roast, easy maintenance and cleaning, direct control of roasting time and temperature, capable of a dark, full French Roast.  A lot of smoke is produced while the beans are roasting, but this is common with most large capacity home roasting machines.  This machine is perfect for a large household that enjoys drinking their cups of joe!


Behmor 1600 Plus Home Coffee Roaster

This drum coffee roaster lets you roast coffee right on your counter top!  This machine will roast a pound of coffee beans and has no visible smoke up to the second crack.  It has a patent-pending smoke suppression technology that creates efficient bean roasting without the smoke.  So if you don’t like the smoke while you’re roasting, then this is the roaster for you!  This machine lets you control the roasting process by a variable speed rotating drum and thermostatically controlled quartz roasting elements.  Some pros of the 1600 Plus are five roast profile settings that are customizable, efficient cooling and chaff removal, removable chaff tray and drum which allows for easy cleaning of the interior, manufacturer’s 1 year warranty, and very little smoke and odor are given off.  This unit will give you Barista quality coffee and will pay for itself within the year if you drink several cups of coffee per day.

These roasters featured above are the lower priced to mid priced coffee roasters.  If you are looking for a more expensive roaster you should check out the Dainichi Coffee Bean Roasting Machine MR-101 and if you are looking for a roaster that also makes coffee then the Dainichi Roasting With Coffee Maker MC-502 will be right up your alley!


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