Why roast your own coffee? 5 Benefits of Home Roasting

There are several compelling reasons why you should roast your own green coffee beans at home. Here are at least 5 that come to mind:

Why roast your own coffee?

1. Roasting coffee at home is not difficult

Roasting green coffee yourself is less time-consuming and easier than you might think. You might think that roasting raw coffee beans reasonably well would be a big challenge, but it isn't. In fact, it is entirely possible to successfully roast green coffee at home using a small and relatively inexpensive coffee roaster. There are numerous methods to roast coffee at home , all of which can produce impressive results!

Once you have your green coffee, you can make freshly roasted coffee within 10-15 minutes, depending on the roasting method and desired roast level.

2. Fresher coffee beans

Once the coffee beans are roasted, they lose their freshness and quality.Green coffee beans, on the other hand, can be stored for up to a year without causing any significant loss. You can ensure your coffee is always fresh by regularly roasting small batches at home.

3. You can choose from a wide variety of coffee beans

When roasting at home, you have complete control and can choose from a wide variety of coffee beans. Even within a certain roasting level, the types of coffee taste very different. Each coffee has its own distinctive taste and aroma, influenced by factors such as the growing region and the processing method used. You can buy and roast raw coffee beans online from almost all coffee countries and experiment with washed coffee or naturally processed coffee.

The more you get involved with roasting, the more you will get to know the special tastes of the individual growing regions and the different processing methods.

4. You control the degree of roasting

Since you determine the roasting process yourself, you have full control over the degree of roasting. This in turn gives you more control over the taste of your coffee. Even if you start with the same green coffee, the resulting roasted coffee can have significant flavor differences depending on the roast level you choose. This flexibility allows you to tailor your coffee to your specific taste preferences. For example, if you want to bring out the fruity and floral notes ofEthiopian green coffee , you should lightly roast it. If you want a balanced brew with hints of dark chocolate and subtle citrus notes, consider roasting it medium or medium-dark. We advise against a very dark roast, as the coffee loses complexity with a dark roast . So feel free to experiment until you find the perfect roast level that suits your preferences.

degree of roasting

Flavor profile


Emphasizes fruity and floral notes, pronounced acidity - often citrus fruits.


smooth, balanced taste and aroma with hints of chocolate, berries and subtle citrus notes


Due to the long roasting, the fruity and floral acidity is reduced and loses complexity. has a predominantly bitter taste

Should it be light, medium, dark or something in between? You decide! Your roast, your taste

5. Roasting coffee at home saves money

Raw coffee beans are typically sold at a significantly lower price than you would pay for the same variety of beans that have already been roasted. For passionate coffee lovers, roasting at home can result in significant cost savings. What's even more attractive is that you don't have to make a large investment, unlike other household appliances such as bread makers. You can start roasting at home using a simple skillet or a convection popcorn maker . While there are more advanced roasting machines, you can roast a great cup of coffee using any of these roasting methods.


Roasting your coffee at home gives you unique control over your coffee selection, preserving the freshness of the coffee, saving money, and expanding your coffee knowledge. Roasting coffee at home is a learning experience. By experimenting with different roast levels and types of beans, you will discover the factors that contribute to the different flavors of coffee.

Green coffee beans

Our green coffee from East Africa for home roasting with your own coffee roaster