First Crack and Other Stages

Coffee roasting is cool. The looks of approval and interest I get when I used to answer “What do you do?” are affirming. People like meeting the coffee roaster.

I was a coffee roaster from 2012-2017. Some people roast for 50 years and feel like they’ve never mastered the trade, but with 5 under my belt, I think I can give you the basics. Roasters buy coffee, roast coffee, and monitor the quality of their product and the cleanliness of their facility. To try my beans, pick up a bag or two here. Here’s what I know:

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