Sunday. We placed a large order for French Roast coffee today. I took a few pictures of Asa roasting it this afternoon in the Coffee Co's red roaster. French Roast is our darkest roasted coffee, cooking the longest at the highest heat.
|When he opened the chute blue smoke came out and it crackled as it poured. |
He said, "It's practically on fire."
|The freshly roasted beans are "stirred" by these arms while a fan sucks air through, cooling them rapidly.|
|Cooled, the coffee rains into large garbage-bin sized tubs where it's held till it's bagged.|
|Now in the bin. Just-roasted coffee does not smell like the lovely coffee we know. |
It smells like carbon dioxide, which it's exhaling at a tremendous rate.
It takes a couple days for the aroma to appear.