Roasting Your Own Coffee At Home

If you’ve ever crafted your own beer, you may also be intrigued by the idea of roasting your own coffee starting with raw green coffee beans. Now that you have a coffee grinder, it’s time to roast it. A perfect cup of coffee will be yours when you roast and grind your own coffee. You can use anything simple like a frying pan or popcorn popper as a roaster. Whatever you use, you need to make sure that it is very clean. You don’t want to ruin the taste of your coffee with oils or food that has been cooked earlier. […]

What Is Golden Ratio Coffee?

I came across a very interesting coffee product called Golden Ratio Coffee. I was researching brewing and roasting methods and techniques and found it online. The owner of this Austin,TX based company discovered this lightly roasted coffee bean on a trip to Seattle. He had given up on coffee for some of its adverse side effects. He loved the flavor of Golden Coffee and the lack of problems drinking regular coffee caused. However, he couldn’t find any golden coffee locally or online, so he decided to start roasting it himself. It intrigued me for several reasons: The Golden Color As […]

What Coffee Has The Most Caffeine

There has been confusion as to what type of coffee has the most caffeine. Conventional wisdom would presume that bold, dark roasted coffees have the most caffeine. That is not the case. It depends on the weight of the coffee and how much is used to brew a cup or pot. So, how can you know which roast gives you more caffeine? Let’s get to the bottom of this.  As you roast coffee beans, they lose water and become more “puffy”. The longer you roast, the more this happens to the bean. Darker roasted beans weigh less when measured by […]