How To Roast Coffee at Home on the Stove

Back-to-basics coffee roasting. Good stuff.

During extraordinary times, we find comfort in the familiar. Few daily rituals are more beloved than the morning — or afternoon, or evening — cup of coffee. And if you’re anything like us, you’re roasting and drinking a lot of coffee right now.

So it got us to thinking: Could this be a good time to share the experience of roasting coffee with people who have never experienced it before?

They’re still delivering mail out there. So if you’re a roaster, consider sharing a bit of your green bean stash with the people you care about. (Or, even better: you can order some from your favorite vendor — most are still taking orders.)

On the other hand, if you’re new to the roasting game, and your friend sent you this link to get you started, then that means they must be thinking about you. You’ll also be very pleased to know that you don’t need a fancy roaster to roast some good coffee at home.

Here’s how to do it:

Materials Needed: Green Coffee (50–150g is enough), Wok/Pan/etc…, Spatula/Wooden Spoon/Whisk, Colander, Stove, Fan (optional)

  • ** Beans will be hot; do not use a plastic spatula or colander unless it is heat-resistant.

Steps:

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