Just recently someone told me a method to make coffee even more delicious! The idea is that you use a simple popcorn popper to roast green coffee beans for a few minutes and then wait another 2-3 days before you can make coffee from the beans. The raw beans you can buy online and in my case I bought various kinds of organic coffee beans, even one from Ethiopia where the beans are picked from wild coffee plants in a forest! I’m still figuring out the tastiest beans but they are all so much better then roasted beans or ground coffee you buy in the supermarket!
So to roast your own beans you basically need a popcorn popper(any cheap 15 bugs popper will do), and per batch about 100 grams of green coffee beans. Another thing that is useful is a metal strainer to cool down the beans and wooden spoon to stir during the roasting so all the beans get roasted evenly. The last thing you need is a timer to see how long the beans are being roasted for
You can roast outside if you don’t like the smell of the process, it’s an entirely different smell then you normally have when you smell roasted coffee beans but I personally really like it! As the beans are cooling down the aroma changes every minute and start smelling nicer and nicer after a few hours.
The first two minutes of the roasting it is really useful to stir to make sure all the beans are roasted evenly, at about that time you hear several cracks. Now the popcorn popper starts to stir the beans by itself and after about 4 minutes you hear another slightly different crack. At about 4 and half minutes you have a light roast and at about 6 and half minutes you have a darker roast for espresso. After your roasting is finished pour it in the strainer immediately and start shaking it until it’s cooled down a bit. Once the beans are at room temperature you can choose to put them in an airtight container or to leave them for a bit. I personally like to leave it out for a bit so you can still smell the flavours from the coffee beans.
The pros about this method is that you can keep the green beans for about 2 years without losing any quality, it is just as expensive as buying good organic coffee(and can even be cheaper when you buy the beans in a bulk). The only downside I guess is that you have to wait about two or three days before beans are at it’s best taste to use them for your coffee.