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Popcorn Popper as Coffee Roaster

From: Kevin Kelly Cool Tools

I wanted to try roasting my own coffee but was reluctant to plunk down $100 just to try it. The solution: a hot-air popcorn popper. Sweet Maria’s web site has detailed instructions on how to use a popcorn popper to dry roast coffee beans. I already had a popper (a $3 “Presto” I got at a thrift store), so I ordered a pound of green beans. Turns out it’s very easy. No tinkering, hacking or rewiring necessary.

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1 Comment

  1. You BBQ grill provides the next step up when you want to roast a few pounds. You’ll need to buy a drum and a rotisserie, but these are relatively inexpensive. You’ll get better results than buying that supermarket swill. Welcome to the fold.

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