March 17, 2021

Free Poppery popcorn coffee roaster in Omaha Nebraska

If you are in Omaha Nebraska and are looking to start Home Coffee Roasting there is an Individual who is looking to give away a West Bend Poppery Popcorn popper or Sunbeam bread maker. They are looking for someone who can pick up at their location only, no shipping. The Poppery is an easy way to get started in home coffee roasting and breadmakers have a following as well but I find that method to be a little more complex. Today is March 17 and I wouldn't think this will be available long, if interested email me at and I can tell you where you can get contact info.
May 10, 2016

Fast Low Cost Shipping on Specialty Green Coffee Beans

Shipping costs for small Businesses have gone up each year for all 3 of the major Carriers, twice in 2020 for USPS. Some Companies offer Free shipping which they may be able to do thanks to huge volumes and thus reduced shipping costs, but also by reducing the cost and quality of the product provided. Please be aware that Higher quality Coffee (almost any food item) is available in much smaller quantities as quality goes up and does not allow the margin to provide Free shipping on really good coffees. 

I do offer a Free shipping coupon to Customers who have an account, save (favorites on your computer) and use our URL, order at least 3 Lbs or more per order for at least 12 green coffee orders. This is actually an advertising program and well deserved Reward for my good Customers that I am happy to provide.

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How to Roast Coffee at Home, getting started

Roasting Coffee at Home, Getting Started.

This Helpful post Answers many FAQ about Home Coffee Roasting

Roasting coffee at home is as easy as popping corn on the stove or on a burner of your gas grill or even over a camp fire. Green Coffee is simply what we call RAW coffee beans, the seeds of the fruit that appear green in color, and will hold their flavor until roasted.

Arabica coffee grown for the Specialty Coffee Market (Green coffee for home roasting and used in coffee shops) is the top 2% to 3% of all coffee Grown; Processed and selected for its' distinct Flavor.

Don't be afraid to give it a try, High quality Green coffee beans are available for under $6 per Lb. With just a couple roasts you'll find the right level of heat to apply that brings your beans to first Crack in about 4 to 7 minutes, just stir, watch, and listen.

You can start roasting coffee with items you already have around the house. Roast in a skillet stirring with a wood spoon, in a pot shaking to prevent scorching, or a hot air popcorn popper. Or try a Whirley Pop popcorn popper very reasonably priced under $50 in our Home Coffee Roaster Beginners Kit  with 5Lbs Gourmet Green Coffee, storage pouches, and directions. 


Handy Home Coffee Roasting items.



Home Coffee Roaster Beginners Kit



Roasting coffee with a moderate budget you can start with a nearly automatic coffee roasting appliance. The FreshRoast SR300 coffee Roaster at less than $130 or the NESCO Pro coffee Roaster for under $190 including shipping and Gourmet Coffee to get started are both easy to use and produce excellent fresh roasted coffee.

FreshRoast SR300 Coffee Roaster



NESCO Pro Coffee Roaster



Home Coffee Roasting for Beginners Simple instructions

You can use a skillet and wood spoon or any container that you can put on a stove or shake over a fire without spilling the beans.

These instructions are intended for a Whirley Pop but work for manual roasting over a fire.

You will need : 8 ounces of Green coffee beans, a half pound keeps the beans moving when stirred; Colander or roasting pan to cool beans in; Stand up pouch or large zip bag to store coffee; Hot pad; Pen and paper; watch with seconds.

Handy items:

Scale, measuring cup, funnel, small fan, wooden long handle spoon, Infrared Thermometer, candy thermometer (metal). Our Roast Levels sheet showing roast levels by color and description, and our HRC Roast Log both free downloads available on our LEARNpages.

With Green coffee beans in Whirley POP set stove just over medium heat, start timer. Begin stirring at a medium pace and move fast a few seconds of every minute, while regularly checking your beans for color, sound, and if you like temperature. You will want to use the vent fan on your stove or have an open window as coffee beans will produce smoke especially at dark roast levels. 

Whirley Pop on stove with Green coffee ready to roast, timer, HRC Roast Log and Levels sheets.


As beans reach about 375 degrees F (4 to 6 minutes in) they begin to make a sound similar to pencils breaking known as FIRST CRACK. From this point on, your coffee can be removed from the heat and later brewed, however once removed from the heat it will not continue to roast if returned to the heat. First Crack should last a minute or two with beans going from light to medium brown ending around 410 degrees F and producing a nice American roast. Simply watch, listen, and record the relevant data at the point you remove your beans from the roaster into a colander or roasting pan. Gently stir or shake the beans over a fan outside or over a sink to cool to room temperature and remove the remaining chaff from the beans. Pour beans into an air tight bag to rest at least 4 hours before brewing. Or, continue turning, watching, and listening for a darker roast.


Coffee near end of first Crack can be removed from heat for American roast.


The pace of the roast and smoke will increase while the sounds slow for a few seconds to a minute and the bean temperature rises to about 435 degrees F. The beans continue roasting quickly to Dark brown (Full city roast) as SECOND CRACK begins. Second Crack sounds like crispy rice cereal, lasts seconds to a few a minutes, bean temperatures rise rapidly, beans become almost black and shiny (450d F), watch close to stop before burnt. Download our helpful color comparison roast levels for descriptions of taste profiles.

Pouring hot beans into a roasting pan to cool and remove chaff over a small fan.


Using a funnel to pour cool beans into a stand up pouch to "Rest" a few hours.



Freshroasted coffee, store out of sunlight or extreme temps. Yum!  


This entire process took less than 10 minutes, a small price to pay for the amazing aroma and taste of fresh coffee in the next day or two. If you love coffee you have got to try this.

Watch our Video Roasting with a Whirley Pop click here.


Scott Brill  Owner:

Customer Comments November 19

Dan Colburn

1:20 PM (39 minutes ago)
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I met you at the Delavan, WI craft fair and have now tried my hand at this. Still learning, but I am beginning to get very good results.
The 'air pop' method works well; I just have to learn exactly when to stop. My roasts are getting a bit lighter now and I no longer have chaff flying around the room. The Guatemala works best right now but if I can get the timing right, my Costa Rican could start doing better. I intend to get many other of the lesser expensive coffees to experiment with. Regardless, as long as I get good results, it is a whole lot less expensive than roasted coffee from a specialty store and a whole lot fresher.
Thanks for getting me started.
September 09, 2014

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Review of Home Roast Coffee from Wayne L

Last week we received the following emails from Wayne L. at For taking the time to send the review Wayne received a code for Free Shipping on orders of $50 good through the rest of this year. We only need your contact email to send the code, we will not publish it unless you wish to.

On Tue, Sep 2, 2014 at 8:02 PM,  Wayne L. wrote:


I'm enjoying my recent purchase immensely. You have the best quality at the best price I have found anywhere. I was pleasantly surprised by the free sample of Ethiopian Harrar and couldn't wait to try it, it being number one on my list of varieties to try next. Everything arrived quickly and in excellent condition and I am currently working my way through the order. My whole family is so impressed with the freshness and quality of home roasted coffee that I may never buy store bought again.




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Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2014 10:13:28 -0500 

Your welcome to use the review without my contact info, I'm looking forward to doing more business with you in the future. 



Coffee Roaster Fall Special TWO Additional Lbs with Select Roasters

Fall Featured Products Select Home Coffee Roasters include an Additional 2 Lbs Gourmet Green Coffee we select for you plus the normally included 4 Lbs, 5 Lbs, or 10 Lbs (depending on machine purchased) that you have chosen. These are our most popular Home Coffee Bean Roasters at the best deals we can offer and from what we have seen the best deal available on these new coffee bean Roasters. Each Roaster includes Free Shipping in the Contiguous United States and a variety of coffees to choose from to get you started.

Whether you're looking to start Home Coffee Roasting yourself, find that perfect gift for the true coffee lover on your list, or move up to the Home Coffee roasting machine of your dreams this is the best deal we plan on offering on these coffee roasters this year.

Home coffee bean roasters included in the Fall Featured Products 2 Lbs extra Special are (click link below for full description): 

FreshRoast SR500 coffee bean roaster


Gene Cafe RED coffee bean roaster


Gene Cafe Black coffee bean roaster


Hottop KN-8828B-2K Home Coffee bean Roaster


HOTTOP KN-8828P-2K Home Coffee bean Roaster


What more can I say? These are popular home coffee roasters with great coffee to get you drinking the best coffee you can enjoy.


Seven New Coffees Available at Home Roast Coffee including 2 supporting Grounds For Health

We have been adding the new coffees to the Green Coffee Beans collection as fast as we can do a few various roasts and applicable cuppings. 

The First two we were the winning Bidder for on the Grounds For Health coffee Auction to support Grounds For Health mission to provide health screenings to women in coffee growing Regions.

First is our Sumatra Indonesia Lintong Peaberry Rain Forest Alliance GFH, grown within view of Lake Toba in the Lintong Region of Sumatra.


Sumatra coffee plants overlooking lake Toba          Sumatra Lintong forest and architecture                    Ripe hand picked Lintong coffee cherries


Second on our list is another GFH Auction coffee. Ethiopia Kaffa Forest Chiri Coop Gr 2 TNS project GFH. This delicious coffee comes from the place where we probably first discovered coffee (the name comes from Kaffa). The TNS project provides Chiri Coop Members with Best practices training for coffee cultivation, picking, and processing. The Chiri washing station operates an ECO Pulper that uses 1/10 the usual amount of water consumed in wet processing of coffee cherries.


Chiri Coop Coffee Producers in Kaffa Ethiopia


For every pack of the 2 Grounds for Health Coffees we sell on Our site we will donate $1 to Grounds For Health.


Just added to the site today, click on the links to see more details for each coffee:

Bolivia ASOCAFE Fair Trade Organic Amor de Dios Washing Station.

Java A/WP1 Bayu Kidul Estate Washed.

Other recent additions.

Rwanda Fully Washed, Scr 15 up, Mushonyi Washing Station, Lake Kivu 

Papua New Guinea Plantation A/X, Waghi BOB

Sulawesi Toraja Mamasa, Kalossi, Gr 1


More coming soon, Thank you for your support.

Sumatra Lintong Photos courtesy of Crop to Cup Importers who donated to Grounds For Health.

Ethiopia Chiri Coop Members Photo courtesy Atlas Coffee Importers who donated the coffee to Grounds For Health.



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