Here are some of the web sites and blogs we visit when looking for information on roasting:
Here are the best three books, in sequence of beginner's level to professional, we have found on coffee roasting.
Home Coffee Roasting by Kenneth Davids
When Grant first began roasting coffee, this is one of the first reference books he read.
This, and all of Kenneth's books, are aimed at coffee enthusiasts and take you on a journey of learning so much more about your favourite beverage.
Some of the machines discussed in the book are out of date (i.e. the last version we read didn't yet have the Behmor in it), but the various methods and approaches to roasting coffee run true.
If you want to learn more, start here.
Kenneth has also written The Coffee Book: A Guide to Buying, Brewing and Enjoying and Espresso: Ultimate Coffee
Modulating the Flavor Profile of Coffee by Rob Hoos
This is our latest purchase of roasting books and it is fantastic for the coffee roasting geek.
It contains lots, and lots, of data about one roaster's journey - showing how he's reached his own theories about roasting.
Read this, and perhaps skip a few years in your own learning!
The Coffee Roaster's Companion by Scott Rao
We have all of Scott Rao's books and this latest one is one of the best we've seen in terms of taking you through the detailed technicalities of roasting.
Please note however, that this book is not aimed at the beginner. This is your next step reference books if you have been roasting for a few years, and wanting to continually improve your roasting skills.
There is a lot of reference to commercial roasting, but also a huge amount of takeaways that we have now been able to apply using the Behmor Plus.
Scott has also written The Professional Barista's Handbook, Everything But Espresso and Espresso Extraction - all highly recommended.
Our roasting journey continues, we believe these books will offer you lots of new ideas and help you with new things to try. Please let us know if there is any other reference material out there that you would find really useful to share.
Enjoy! We did.