Coffee Roasting Through the Years

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For many people, there is no better way to kick-start a busy day with a cup of coffee. It’s truly a wonder how these small beans can have such an effect on a person. Coffee has been enjoyed for many generations, but do we really know how these beans are processed for our drinking pleasure?

The Beginning

There are various stories about the origin of coffee, the most commonly accepted is as follows. A man almost starved to death in a desert but decided to eat berries. He found these berries to be unbearably bitter, hence, he tried to lessen the harsh taste by cooking them. However, bare cooking made the beans harder and impossible to consume. That was when he tried to add water and that was how coffee beans started to transform from a bitter bean to a cup of joyful drink.

The Evolution

Scientifically speaking, roasting coffee entails converting coffee beans into a roasted coffee product by chemical and physical alterations. The taste of the green coffee beans changes during the roasting process. Very thin pans were the first documented tools to be used in roasting coffee during the 15th century. During this time, the beans needed to be stirred occasionally and help manually; hence, only a small amount of roasted coffee was produced. It was in the 16th century when a cylinder roaster was invented making it easier to roast coffee because beans move in a continuous circular motion. There was no need to stir it, and more beans were produced.

It was in the 18th century when the first large roasting machine was introduced leading to the progress of the roasted coffee’s fame. From waiting for a longer time to roast coffee beans in open fire and ovens, the advancement of roasting gave way to a much shorter 20-minute process by the end of the 18th century. Roasted coffee has gained loyal consumers despite the arrival of instant coffee in the mid-90s. Specialty coffee houses and gourmet coffee recipes continuously produce everyone’s favorite quality roasted coffee.

Modern Day

Home roasting has started to fade in popularity but is recently reviving. Coffee purists prefer roasting their own small batches of beans to control the process and achieve their desired taste. The total processing time has greatly shortened. Advanced insulation mechanism is also available in modern roasters to retain heat and quickly roast coffee beans. Glass equipment will also allow one to view the beans as they are being processed. More importantly, roasters have an internal cooling system for the drinker’s to quickly divulge in their coffee’s great taste. These mentioned advanced capabilities are all available in the Phantom Series Roasters.

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