How to Roast Coffee

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Tuning Your Roaster

HTR 1.01 Why Tuning Comes First

The delivery of a brand-new roasting machine is an exciting time, and it’s natural to want to start roasting as soon as possible. But it’s wise to be patient — before you roast a single batch of coffee, it’s essential that you take the time to ensure that the roaster is set up correctly.

If any of the fundamental settings of the roaster are not adjusted properly, it can be difficult or impossible to manage roast curves and optimise the flavour of your coffee. An improperly tuned roaster will limit the quality and consistency of your roasting. It is difficult to identify and fix problems with the tuning of a roaster by analysing roast curves or tasting coffee.