Friday, May 21, 2010

Roasting Coffee Beans

Papa Bear's newest project is roasting our own coffee beans. BooBoo Bear is his partner in the roasting project.

They start with a few handfulls of "green" coffee beans from Deans Beans.

The beans go into a slightly modified air popper with a thermometer hanging over the reservior for determining the appropriate temperature.

The chaff gets blown out into a container.

The roasted beans are poured out into a collander for cooling.

BooBoo has his own unique technique for cooling the beans.

And, there we have it. Freshly roasted coffee beans, ready to be ground and brewed.

I must admit, they make a nice cup of coffee...


  1. By the way, can I invite myself over for a cup of '5 Bears Joe'? I can bring scones! :)