Home roasting your own coffee is a simple way to make fresh coffee. Turn green coffee beans into light, medium or intense dark roasts in about 30 minutes or less with home coffee roasters. Since freshly roasted coffee only last for a few days, make your coffee as pure and flavourful as possible with home coffee roasters that can be found on the market, with price tags ranging between £97.50 to £390.00.
Nesco Coffee-Bean Roaster
This home coffee roaster takes between 20 to 30 minutes to roast 1/3 cup of fresh green beans, which is equivalent to about 36 cups of brewed coffee. Additional features according to RoastMasters.com include: a chaff cup, screen and roasting chamber, and it can be cleaned in the dishwasher. The machine measures 12 inches by 12.5 inches by 8.75 inches and weighs about 5.44 Kilogram. The average cost is $150.00 (as of January 2010) and it comes with a 6-month warranty.
Section 2: The HotTop Electric Drum Coffee Roaster
If you are looking for a commercial style coffee roaster, the HotTop Drum Roaster has some of the most powerful features of any coffee roaster on the market. In fact, it's so powerful that the Sweet Maria's site reminds you to roast outdoors or under a kitchen vent hood, due to the vast amount of smoke it produces. The machine is about 20 inches by 10 inches by 15 inches. Roast up to ½ lb of fresh coffee beans at one time. As of January 2010, the average cost was $600.00.
Gene Café Coffee Roaster
The off-axis rotation system is one of the innovative features of the Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster. With a high capacity roast chamber, which holds up to 298gr of coffee, this can be considered a professional roaster that you can use at home. According to Espresso Parts in Olympia, Washington, this roaster was highly rated at a Northwest Roasters Guild Meet. The size of the machine is about: 15.1 inches by 9.57 inches by 9 inches and costs about $550.00 in January of 2010.
iRoast 2 Home Coffee Roaster
Brought to you by Hearthware Gourmet, this coffee roaster is less expensive that most high quality roasters on the market. Sweet Maria's suggests that this roaster is good for smaller households, since it roasts smaller batches of coffee beans. It consists of two preset automatic roasting curves for slower and faster roasts and it has the ability to roast anything from light to French. Broad Ripple Coffee states that the dimensions are: 12 inches by 7.5 inches by 6.5 inches and it cost about $190.00 as of early 2010.