The great thing about roasting and brewing green coffee beans at home is there’s virtually no barrier to entry. Depending on your chosen method and what you’ve already got at home you can get started roasting today. Here is a list of roasting and brewing equipment that you can use.
1. Pan/Grill/Clay Pot
Roasting in a pan is the cheapest option to roast your coffee, you can use any non-stick pan that you have at home. Out of the array of pans you might have, we highly recommend using a clay pot as it retains and maintains its temperature for a long time. You can buy it here.
2. Air Fryer
With all the things an air fryer can do, it is no surprise that it is even able to roast coffee beans. Simply preheat the fryer to 450° Fahrenheit, put a single layer of beans into the basket, and roast until the beans have reached your desired colour. You can buy it here.
3. Roasting Machine
Fully automatic hot air coffee roaster for hot air circulation roasting, uniform roasting, no smoke generation, retain original coffee flavour. You can buy it here.
1. South Indian Filter
The Indian filter coffee is variously known as filter coffee, degree coffee, Mysore filter coffee, or Kumbakonam coffee, and was a staple in South Indian households long before café chains serving lattes and mochas became fashionable in urban India. The Indian filter pot is one of the simplest coffee makers in the world. It comprises two stainless steel/brass chambers assembled one on top of the other. The top chamber has tiny perforations which act as the fixed filter. This chamber also houses a plunger to tamp and hold down the coffee grounds. This contraption is simple yet effective. The filter pot doesn't use any non-metal or consumable parts like rubber gaskets, making it last a lifetime. You can buy it here.
2. Pour Over/Drip: Coffee Cone
One of the oldest, simplest, fastest and cheapest ways to brew coffee is the drip method using a coffee cone and paper filter. Hot water is poured evenly over coffee grounds in a paper filter. With gravity, the brewed coffee drips slowly and directly into a cup or pot. Coffee cones are made of plastic, glass, stainless steel or ceramic. The shape of the cone and its filters will influence the flavours. Popular brands include Melitta, Hario V60, Kalita Wave and Bee House. You can buy it here.
3. Pour Over/Drip: Chemex
Chemex is a beautifully designed and elegant pour-over, glass flask that was invented in 1941 by Dr. Peter Schlumbohm. It uses a special Chemex paper filter that is 20-30% heavier than other filters. Similar to the coffee cone, hot water is poured over coffee grounds in a paper filter. The brewed coffee drips into the bottom of the flask which doubles as its carafe. You can buy it here.
4. Plunger/Press: French Press
The French Press method, invented in 1929, is widely considered the best and easiest method for brewing superior and consistent coffee. It extracts, arguably, more superior flavours than any other method. In a press pot, ground coffee is soaked, steeped and strained in hot water; therefore, coffee’s flavourful essential oils, caffeine and antioxidants are better diffused and preserved leaving the purest flavours of the coffee. It is well suited for coffee drinkers that enjoy a luscious, expressive and complex taste experience. You can buy it here.
5. Plunger/Press: AeroPress
Relatively new, the maker of Aerobie Frisbee (Alan Adler) created and launched the AeroPress in 2005. The AeroPress is plastic and comes in 3 parts. A filter sits in a coffee basket at the bottom of the brew chamber. Coffee grounds rest in the brew chamber where hot water is added then immerses/steeps the coffee. To extract the coffee, a plunger is pressed down creating air pressure to force brewed coffee through a filter and into a cup. You can buy it here.
6. Percolate: Stovetop Moka Pot
Originally patented in 1933 by Alfonso Bialetti, stovetop style coffee makers use steam pressure from boiled water in the lower section to pass through coffee grounds in the mid chamber of the pot. Brewed coffee then sits in the higher chamber. A well-designed stovetop pot will create better pressure. Common brands include Bialetti, Pedrini, and Kabalo. You can buy it here.
Happy Roasting and brewing! Do reach out to us if you need any help with buying the right equipment.