Coffee Roasting

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.