I bet roasting is the thing that every barista wants to know about! We can develop flavour by roasting coffee. How can we achieve the best tasting coffee? What actually happens when roasting?
Roasting coffee at home can be difficult, but in the best-case scenario the result can be a nice and pleasant cup of delicious coffee. For me, it is about having fun by doing and exploring different flavours with the same raw material. Forget the repeatability and enjoy the uniqueness of your roasts.
Driven by his passion for great coffee, Wille Yli-luoma put down his snowboard and started a coffee roastery in Portland, Oregon.
“Paulig Coffee Nerds” organized the second annual DIY Roasting Challenge in the front yard of Paulig Coffee Roastery in Helsinki.
Café tours are so last season, nowadays baristas and coffee-geeks make coffee roastery visits instead :) Coffee Roasteries are great places to learn more about coffee and coffee roasting: coffee roasters are often more than willing to share their knowledge about coffee and maybe even organise cuppings. I did a little coffee roastery tour in Estonia couple of months ago, here's a little report what I saw and learnt from it.
Sonja Björk Grant runs her own business called Kaffibrugghúsið – a multi-functional coffee company – in Reykjavik, Iceland. She has been involved with the World Barista Championships since 2000 and has influenced the development of the competition’s judging system.