Coffee Bean Roasting
Roasting instructions: Preheat a gas oven to 500 deg. F.. Place approximately 1/2 pound of green coffee beans on a thick bottomed or perferated baking sheet. Place beans in a single layer. Bake for approximately five minutes or until a 'popping' or crackling noise is heard (called first crack). Then, begin checking roasting progress every minute. When beans have reached your desired level of roast (5-10 minutes of total roasting time), carefully remove the sheet of beans from the oven and transfer them to a cool baking sheet. Refridgerate the beans for 5 minutes to stop the roasting process. Once cool, transfer beans to a collander and stir to remove the chaff. Place the cool roasted beans in a glass jar and seal until ready to brew coffee. Beans will be at their best from 1 day to 3 weeks after roasting.