The Coffee Roaster’s Handbook

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The Coffee Roaster's Handbook

From bean to brew—a complete guide to coffee roasting for beginners and professionals alike. This is the coffee roaster’s handbook.


The essential coffee roasting guide for new roasters! Len has written 156 pages covering everything from the origins and evolution of coffee to practical guidelines for roasting and blending.

Now you can master the art of coffee roasting—with its heavenly aromas and full-bodied flavours—all on your own. The Coffee Roaster’s Handbook is packed with practical information for roasters, whether you’re just starting or already a coffee-roasting connoisseur.

From selecting and purchasing green coffee beans to storing and cupping your roasts, this colourfully illustrated handbook has all the comprehensive roasting-related knowledge. You’ll need to create and enjoy your delicious coffee.

You’ll find a deep dive into the science of coffee roasting. And you’ll know tips on how to spot bean defects. You’ll find a how-to guide to evaluating your roasts and much more. Now, go forth and roast!

The Coffee Roaster’s Handbook includes

  • A brief history of coffee—Learn all about the origins of coffee, including primitive roasting methods, its introduction to worldwide trade markets, and its evolution to today.
  • Essential roasting equipment—Explore helpful info about at-home and commercial equipment, from air-popper-style roasters to large drum roasters and other crucial tools like thermometers, afterburners, and beyond.
  • Quick reference guide—Discover an illustrated guide to roasting with a small or large drum roaster, from start to finish.

About the Author

Len Brault believes coffee has a tremendous capacity to create improvement in millions of lives worldwide. So he has been running, an online coffee resource, and more coffee brewing and roasting seminars since 2005.
Currently, his company supports projects to help prevent the extinction of Liberica in the Philippines and initiatives from expanding the practice of direct trade in the coffee industry.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Part I Getting to Know Coffee 1

Chapter 1 A Brief History of Coffee 3

Chapter 2 The Green Coffee Bean 13

Part II The Roasting Process and Equipment 47

Chapter 3 Roasting Equipment 49

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