How To Roast Your Own Coffee

How To Roast Your Own Coffee

Kali Nandi


  • Measure out 1/2 cup green coffee beans


  • Preheat pan over medium heat. Pan has to be hot.
  • Add beans and start stirring.
  • Keep beans moving but don't be too aggressive.
  • Beans will start to change colors in 8-10 minutes from green to yellow, to a golden brown, light brown to dark brown.
  • Watch for an even progression of color change. You may need to adjust heat if it seems like they are missing a color step.
  • At the 5 minute mark, the beans should be turning from golden to light brown.
  • Around this time, there will be a "crack" sound.
  • Coffee can be brewed at this time and it is up to your taste at how dark of a bean you desire.
  • Beans continue to cook during the cooling process so stop at least a shade lighter than what you want.
  • When the first crack is done, shortly after there will be a second crack but you are getting close to burning them.
  • When beans are done, pour into a metal colander and continue to stir.
  • The chaff will fall through the holes. Make sure to get rid of most of the chaff.
  • Allow cooling for 6 hours.


Coffee will stay fresh for 5-7 days if stored in an airtight container.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!