Your Guide To Mastering The Art Of Coffee Roasting
Coffee Roasting Made Simple Book
Learn how to turn coffee roasting into an accessible and easy-to-master craft with “Coffee Roasting Made Simple.”
Whether you’re starting on your first batch or mastering advanced techniques, this guide simplifies the process by providing clear steps and insider tips for achieving a perfect roast.
You can become a master of the art of coffee roasting and enjoy the journey from bean to brew. So, simplify the world of coffee roasting and get your copy now!
“Coffee Roasting Made Simple” is a book about practical, hands-on coffee roasting.
This coffee roasting book covers the fundamental principles that govern the roasting process, including profile development, avoiding over- and under-roasting, understanding how different variables in roasting affect the final flavor of the cup, sample roasting, and transferring roast profile from one machine to another.
“Coffee Roasting Made Simple” provides you with all the tools necessary to successfully develop your own roasting profiles and edit the ones presented in the book. Using these tools can make you a better, smarter, and more consistent coffee roaster.
This book is a condensed collection of my 12 years of coffee roasting experience with Specialty Coffees in an easy-to-understand format.
What Are Other Coffee Roasters Saying About This Book?
Testimonials from coffee roasters who read “Coffee Roasting Made Simple.”
“I can only wish that this new book on roasting by Raimond Feil would have been available when I started roasting. The best books are always the ones where a passionate personality meets experience, and this is certainly one of them.”
GRINGO NORDIC COFFEE ROASTERS - SWEDEN
“Great read so far and definitely a super Xmas gift for coffee lovers. Very well written, refreshingly uncomplicated, non-magisterial, thoroughly usable hands-on book that comes from the heart. Will recommend it to roaster cubs and fellow Loringists alike!”
ALT WIEN KAFFEE - AUSTRIA
“This Book can really push beginners in the right direction as well as provide advanced roasters with new ideas and thoughts on roasting craft.”
QC & COFFEE ROASTING @ REBELBEAN - CZECH REPUBLIC
“This Roasting book is an ocean of information and I guess everyone who is interested in roasting has to read the book.“
A PILOT PASSIONATE ABOUT COFFEE - SCAE MEMBER - HOME BARISTA - UAE
A Word From The Author - Raimond Feil
Hey there, I’m Raimond!
My journey in the world of Specialty Coffee began back in 2004 when I first stepped into the industry as a waiter. However, it didn’t take long before I positioned myself as a barista. As my passion for coffee grew, I eagerly sought out literature on the subject, only to find a limited selection available at the time. Fuelled by my growing interest, coffee transformed from a mere job to a consuming hobby.
In 2005, an exciting opportunity knocked on my door, offering me the chance to step up my game. I took on the roles of a coffee roaster and barista trainer. This shift marked a significant turn in my coffee journey, shaping my understanding of the craft. Fast forward a few years, in 2014, I co-founded Rocket Bean Roastery. For the next two years, I dedicated myself to leading production and roasting, training the personnel, steering product development, and ensuring quality control.
My extensive 12-year voyage through the world of coffee and roasting allowed me to delve deeply into the intricate art of coffee roasting. When my time at Rocket Bean Roastery drew to a close in 2016, I realized I had gathered a wealth of knowledge and experience that I wanted to share and give away. This led me to write a book on the art of coffee roasting – “Coffee Roasting Made Simple.”
Simplifying the Complex Craft of Coffee Roasting
Why “Coffee Roasting Made Simple?” And can something so complicated as coffee roasting be simplified in the first place?
I’ve often encountered coffee-related books written in a sophisticated manner, employing scientific language that may overwhelm beginners. Imagine starting to learn about roasting while simultaneously needing to grasp an entirely new language.
I personally believe in simplicity. I appreciate it when someone can break down complex subjects into easy-to-understand language, similar to how you would explain things to someone 12 years old or younger. I’m not saying this book is meant for a child, but by focusing on practicality over sophistication, it’s easier to learn any new skill, including coffee roasting. So, in writing this coffee roasting book, my primary goal was the practicality and user-friendliness of the book.
Look inside the Coffee Roasting Made Simple book:
Have you ever wondered about the ideal roasting temperature and time or why coffee beans are even roasted? Have you ever questioned about the first crack or the different stages of coffee roasting?
Find the answers to these common questions and more in my comprehensive coffee roasting book, offering in-depth explanations and practical insights.
From understanding roasting temperatures to the science behind the process, “Coffee Roasting Made Simple” delves into the intricacies of coffee roasting.
Whether you’re curious about the bitterness of French roast or the flavor development in different roasts, this coffee roasting book provides you with a clear roadmap.
Discover the nuances of professional roasting techniques, the impact of roasting speed, and the best practices for roasting. This book covers it all with practical tips on degassing, blending pre or post-roasting, and the optimal freshness duration after roasting.
Ready to master the perfect roast?
Learn what is behind exceptional roasts with precise steps and expert insights from “Coffee Roasting Made Simple.”
Read More Feedback From Fellow Coffee Roasters.
Testimonials from other roasters who got value from the “Coffee Roasting Made Simple” Book.
“Loving this book. Raimond has packed this book full of thought-provoking material, making me take a step back and have another look at how I’m doing things.
Such a welcome addition to the collection of coffee literature.”
ROASTER @ SILVERSKIN COFFEE - NEW ZEALAND
“Reading Feil’s book reminds me of the practical, hands-on education one gets when they first start working under a veteran coffee roaster. In my estimation, it’s a valuable addition to the existing literature on coffee roasting. Veteran and aspiring roasters alike will benefit from reading this book.”
MICHAEL BUTTERWORTH CONSULTING & THECOFFEECOMPASS.COM - KENTUCKY, USA
“The book is on fire! I really like your approach. I want that juiciness I’ve experienced here and there. And now that it is repeatable, it is exciting…
It’s been almost a year since I found your video on YouTube, and it has really changed my coffee career. I’ve been roasting tasty coffee ever since. It takes the guesswork out of everything, but I can still be creative with my approach and have a lot of fun.“
A & L KAFFA - TEXAS, USA
“I really enjoyed it! You have done a great job of putting together such a complicated topic in such a simple but full of important info way! I admire how exactly and mathematically you planned the roasting of all the coffees. There must be a lot of knowledge of all the variables behind, and this will be my next challenge: to plan the roast and being able to predict, and your book was really inspiring for this.”
OPERATIONAL MANAGER @ COFFEE SHOTS / AMSTERDAM ROASTERS - NETHERLANDS
“I have read a lot about roasting… Raimond’s book is so easy to understand, and the results are very good.“
Table of Contents
Approach to roasting: Philosophy and the principle.
Your roasting philosophy determines how you do it and where you’ll end up.
The roasting philosophy.
It’s not about the numbers; it’s about the principles of nature.
Everything about production roasting.
The roasting process
How do the first & second phase in general affect taste development?
Profiles & recipes
Roasting for espresso
Uni-roast or was it omni-roast? How filter/espresso roasts differ
Blending for espresso
Classic approach—espresso as a different and darker roast
Alternatives to fine tune and modify the profiles
Everything about sample roasting
Profile sample roasting—the basics
The process of sample roasting
How to read the temperature gauge precisely
Sample roast profiles
From sample roaster to production roaster
Swapping one production roaster for another
Tasting and other ways to test, measure and control quality
Everything else that doesn’t fit Into the chapters above
Chew the roasted bean
Cup tasting tools and the rules we used in our lab
How to improve your tasting skills?
A clue that makes a difference to your coffee experience
What’s with the wood taste?
Why it’s a good idea to clean your machine properly, thoroughly and consistently
Three reasons why a coffee roaster may catch fire
Does your roaster really have the capacity the producers say it has?
Greens’ hopper and green coffee
Smell your coffee
Can you hear coffee cracking in a Loring Coffee Roaster and how to get the clean smell out of the Loring sample trier?
Cinnamon, Full City, Italian, etc.— What the heck is up with those?
Should you use your 90 plus coffees to tune your new roaster?
Ideas on roasting experiments
Gain invaluable insights into mastering the art of roasting removing guesswork while retaining the joy of experimentation.
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