Nesco® makes two coffee-making products. One is the Professional Coffee Bean Roaster and the other is there new coffee bean Burr Grinder. Both are great additions for any coffee maker or espresso machine. However, this article will only cover the coffee bean roaster.
One of the advantages of the Nesco professional coffee bean roaster is you can roast the beans of your choice. Once you get use to using this roaster you will enjoy roasting them. You will find that the aroma of fresh roasted beans is very enticing with each roast of beans. You will begin to find and learn about different green coffee beans that are available for you to roast and different places where you can get your green coffee beans. It’s easy to perfectly roast them in as little as 20 minutes for light roast. It takes from 23 to 26 minutes for medium roast and 27 to 30 minutes for dark roast with the Nesco coffee roaster. Remember to let the roaster cool after roasting.
The Nesco roaster holds up to a third of a pound of raw green coffee beans. This is enough for 36 cups of coffee. So think about how many cups you will be using because coffee beans reach their peak flavor a few hours to a day after roasting. During this time, allow them to rest before putting them into an air tight container; one that keeps out sunlight and air. Sunlight and air cause the beans to deteriorate faster. Do not fill the container clear full as gases may still escape from the beans creating the need for more room in your container. Be sure to keep beans in a dry place as well. You can freeze beans in an emergency if you roasted too many beans for up to a week.
Ground coffee beans will lose their fresh and flavor rapidly. After one week, the taste is lost, and in two weeks, the aroma is completely gone. Therefore, it is best to grind coffee just before you are going to use it.Fresh un-ground single origin coffees beans should be allowed to ‘rest’ for a few hours before grinding. This can be done by placing the coffee beans in the grinder and let them sit a while before you are ready to grind them.
This roaster comes with many warning and caution signs, which are common sense statements. However, be sure read every one of them. One of these common sense statements is to wash and thoroughly dry your roaster cover, chaff cup and roasting chamber before you use it the first time. Also, do not put the roaster base in water. Another thing to remember when using the Nesco coffee roaster is that the chaff cup must be inserted in the glass cylinder of the roasting changer before the front seal screen is installed. While using the coffee roaster all metal surfaces become extremely hot and should not be touched during or even after the roasting cycle. Wait until the roaster and the coffee beans are cool before attempting to empty your roaster.