This season calls for a hot cup of coffee to start your day, and though getting a cup of joe from your corner coffee shop might sound like the perfect fix, you can actually get that fresh-roasted quality right at home. We’ve found a few great coffee roasting options for anyone looking for that café quality taste without the markup and right in the comfort of your own home.
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This is an easy, set-it-and-forget-it option for anyone who is just trying out roasting their own coffee beans. The Mifxin Coffee Roasting Machine is completely automated, slowly churning the beans throughout the roasting process so you don’t have to worry about constantly making sure your coffee beans aren’t burning. It has a nonstick surface and is super easy to clean.
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Much like the other portable and handheld options here, this roaster is great for travelers and solo coffee drinkers. What sets it apart, however, is that this gadget forgoes the traditional metal netting in favor of a fully ceramic design. You simply place the coffee beans inside and move the roaster in a figure eight motion while the beans are roasting to prevent any burning.
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This is really the best of the best in home roasters and that’s because it’s practically a coffee shop-quality gadget. This 300-gram Kaldi Motorized Home Roaster uses a gas burner as a heat source and has a motor to rotate your beans for an even roast. It also has a thermometer to make sure your roasting remains at the same temperature throughout the entire process. If you regularly roast your own coffee beans or are looking to start a little side business for the corner coffee shop, this is the way to go.