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Coffee Roasting with Fresh Roast SR 300 [Video]


Hi Coffee Lovers,

This week I want to present you a video that demonstrates the process of roasting green (raw) coffee beans with Fresh Roast SR 300 home coffee roaster (the brother of Fresh Roast SR 500).

Our conditions were the following:

  • Power Voltage: 120V
  • Room Ambient Temperature: 23°C

Below is a step by step description of the roasting process:

  1. Using the measuring scoop given by the manufacturer, we added 4 scoops (120 g) of green Brazilian Cerrado coffee. Please, do not exceed the recommended volume, as the beans will not be fluid at the beginning and as a result you are not going to get an even roast.
  2. After switching ON the roaster gave 6 min for roasting and the timer started counting down.
  3. The First crack began at about 5 min and 30 sec. Once all the beans have reached first crack, a brief silence occur. At this stage the beans are good for consumption, but the roast is Light (Cinnamon/ New England/ American Roast).
  4. When the 6 min. time was over, we pressed quickly switched OFF and then ON again, which gave us another 6 min.
  5. The second crack occurred after another 2 min. The beginning of second crack delivers a Full City roast. We stopped the roast after another 12 sec.
  6. If you continue roasting beyond this stage you will get a darker roasts, such Vienna, French and Italian. The beans are getting darker and oily.
  7. When the beans have reached the desired stage, press the COOL button to override the roster’s heating (or allow your roaster to automatically cool when the time ends). It starts circulating fresh, cool air.
  8. Once the cooling cycle ends, the roaster will turn itself off. Remove the coffee beans away from the machine and allow them to cool for at least one hour before packing for storage.
  9. After each use, make sure to clean the chaff (with the help of a brush) from all roaster parts.

Here you go! Now you’ve got freshly roasted coffee at home for just 8 min and 12 sec.!

Fresh Roast SR 300

Full City roast with Fresh Roast SR300

Fresh Roast SR 300

Brazil Cerrado coffee beans roasted to Full City stage (medium roast) for 8 min. and 12 sec.

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Home Coffee Roasting Methods:

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  • Stove-top and Oven Roasting
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7 Reasons Why You Should Give Home Roasting a Try


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1. Your coffee is fresh

When we shop for groceries, we always look for freshness – fruits or vegetables that just have been picked, a food that just have been prepared and especially when we buy baked goods, we want them fresh! Why? Simply, because they taste! It is the same with the coffee – it tastes best when it’s freshly roasted!

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Kenyan green coffee

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