How do you become a coffee roaster?

How do you become a coffee roaster?

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  1. Depends on how knowledgeable you are in the business and the experience you’ve had in the Industry. If you have no experience and just money to burn be warned its a difficult business. You need to hire expert staff starting with a roast master with several years experience in the industry and the expertise to roast green coffee beans from commercial bean roasters. Your key employee should have expertise to roast and cup different types of coffee. You also need to hire suitable premises, a commercial roasting machine and grinder, a traditional espresso machine to test the coffee and last but not least a well thought out marketing strategy. If you want to first gain some experience why not invest in a digital micro roaster in which the learning curve is not so high and then graduate into bigger stuff. ( http://www.ikawacoffee.com/ ) . Another option would be hottop model B http://www.hottopusa.com . Both these machines are not for commercial roasting but you can definitely get a feel for the business and see the process involved.

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  2. Buy some green beans and roast them on a pan over your stove at home. Do it for a while and see if you like what you gets done you like the process. Then move on to a small roaster see if you can improve and still like roasting. Try and sell to friends and family. Scale up your roaster based on the demand. Most importantly experiment try different things and see what works. Don’t be scared to burn your beans or try different profiles. The problem in the coffee world is that there’s a lot of information online that people accept as the truth without testing don’t become one of them.
    The most important thing is the coffee bean. You can take an average coffee bean and roast and blend and make it very good. But without an excellent bean you cannot make excellent coffee.

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