Roasting Coffee with a Heat Gun: A Top-Down Approach

I first learned to roast coffee with the FreshRoast Plus. There are a lot of advantages to small purpose-built roasting appliances. I still recommend them to beginners. A desire to improve the roasting process led me through various phases of experimentation. By adding a variac I was able to achieve an amazing level of control […]

Roasting with a Variac Controlled FreshRoast Plus

I began my adventure with coffee roasting last winter when I received a FreshRoast Plus for Christmas. The FreshRoast is known for being a bit fast but it is an excellent machine to learn with and is relatively quiet. The FR also has the advantage of being modifiable. Most modifications are an effort to slow […]