The Boston Stoker Coffee Co. is one of our hometown favorites and have been roasting coffee since the 1980s. They partnered with us to create this specialty kit, hand-selecting the best beans and fine-tuning our stovetop instructions for all levels of experience.

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  1. Measure the coffee beans: Measure the amount of coffee beans you want to roast. A Whirley-Pop stovetop popper can roast up to 1/2 cup of coffee beans at a time.

  2. Heat the Whirley-Pop stovetop popper: Heat the popper on medium heat for about a minute.

  3. Add the coffee beans: Add the measured coffee beans to the popper.

  4. Start stirring: Begin stirring the beans using the handle of the Whirley-Pop stovetop popper. Make sure to stir continuously to ensure an even roast.

  5. Listen for the "first crack": After a few minutes of roasting, you will hear a "first crack" which sounds like popcorn popping. This is an indication that the beans are starting to roast.

  6. Monitor the roast: Continue stirring and monitoring the roast. Depending on how dark you want the roast, you can continue roasting past the first crack.

  7. Cool the beans: Once you have reached the desired roast, remove the popper from heat and pour the roasted beans onto a baking sheet or colander. Cool the beans as quickly as possible by stirring them and allowing them to cool to room temperature.

  8. Store the roasted beans: Once cooled, store the beans in an airtight container for a few days to allow the beans to rest and develop their flavor before brewing.

  9. Clean the Whirley-Pop: After the popper has cooled down, clean it thoroughly to remove any remaining coffee residue.

☕ Now, sit back and enjoy your cop of joe. With practice, you can adjust the roast to your liking and experiment with different types of coffee beans.