END OF YEAR SHUT DOWN: Last orders will go out on Wednesday 23rd December in the morning so please ensure you have your orders in and paid by close of business Tuesday 22nd December. We will be back on board on Monday 11th January.
Enjoy the break if you are getting one! From the Green Bean House team.
AIR ROASTING WITH A POPCORN POPPER
Roasting coffee in a popcorn popper produces a large amount of smoke and should only be done in a well ventilated space (e.g. the garage with the door open or under a very strong extractor fan). Chaff is also blown out of the popper in the first stages of the roasting and while much of this can be collected, some will escape and drift around.
You will need a specific type of hot air popcorn popper where the popcorn chamber has a solid bottom and the air enters through vents in the side of the chamber.
Roast times are dependent on a variety of factors (one being the weather!) and so it is impossible to specify timeframes. We have used poppers with identical power ratings and seen quite different roast times with them but your roast should have completed within 15 minutes..
Finally, the poppers have an internal thermal cut out that will trip after the unit is switched off and so it will not immediately start again. You will need to wait approximately 10 minutes for the popper to cool down before starting again or the thermal cut out may trip during a roast.
Your beans will be at their best 2-5 days after roasting.
Disclaimer: popcorn poppers are not designed to roast coffee.