Tag Archive for roasting

Field Trip: Velton’s Coffee – Redux!

Whenever we need to learn about the finer points of java, our good friend Velton Ross of Velton’s Coffee Company is only too kind to drop a lil’ science in our direction. So when we wanted to learn more about…

Coffee Roaster Round-up

We laughed, we cried, we lost a few brain cells — but we did gain valuable insight into home roasting! As a recap to our series on the four home roasters we currently carry (the iRoast 2, Nesco, Behmor and…

Crew Review: Hottop Coffee Roaster

Now it’s time for the Cadillac! Next up in our roasting series with Rob is the Hottop, a high-end home roaster that looks like a traditional commercial roaster was just shrunk down by 85%. Watch as Rob takes us through…

Crew Review: Behmor Coffee Roaster

Is third time the charm? Will Rob finally prevail over Velton’s expert roasting? Watch as he walks us through the features, specs and initial assessments on the very popular Behmor roaster, which is akin to a modified toaster oven (only…

Crew Review: Nesco Coffee Roaster

Next up in our series on home coffee roasters is the Nesco, which is another air roaster, similar to the iRoast 2. One of its special features is a corkscrew in the roasting chamber, which rotates the beans to potentially…

Crema Stability Testing

Unless the roaster is using some type of preservative measure (such as the nitrogen flush used by large roaster Lavazza), coffee starts aging within its sealed bag from the moment it’s roasted. We set aside bags from March and June…

What is Crema?

We recently wrote about crema — what it is, what contributes to its formation, etc. — and we thought we’d film Gail talking about it, as well, and test out a comparison test between an Americano with and without crema. Check it out!