We’re excited to introduce green coffee beans to our product selection! We now carry three types of green coffee beans, so that you can freshly roast them to your exact tastes. Learn more about each of our exquisite unroasted coffees below and discover how to roast them perfectly at home.
If you enjoy a smooth, mild coffee that you can drink everyday, Brazilian Santos green coffee beans may be just what you’ve been seeking. The coffee is named after Santos, the port tied to the success of Brazil’s coffee trade. This bean is light-bodied with low acidity and a pleasant aroma. It’s the perfect brew for adding milk and sugar.
Colombian supremo green coffee beans are ideal for those that want to create a full and rich coffee drinking experience. The word “supremo” means they are the largest, most even beans, and considered the highest grade of Colombian coffee. It boasts a satisfying and balanced body with medium acidity.
Considered by coffee connoisseurs as one of the world’s most exquisite coffees, Sumatra Mandheling green coffee beans produce a full-bodied brew with complex flavors. This coffee originates from the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The climate of Sumatra lends its coffees a lush body, and sweet, syrupy richness.
How to Roast Coffee Beans
Notes: One of the best methods for achieving an even roast is by using a crank style popcorn maker, but you can also use a cast iron skillet or heavy frying pan. We also recommend using a thermometer to reach the right temperature for roasting the coffee beans.
Step 1: Begin by heating your roaster or pan on the stovetop over medium heat, until it has reached a temperature of about 475 F. Add up to 8 oz. of green coffee beans to the roaster, cover it with the lid, and start turning the crank or stirring the beans constantly.
Step 2: Continue stirring to ensure you obtain an even roast. The beans must be moving constantly to prevent scorching. After about 4-7 minutes, you’ll begin to hear crackling sounds. This is the sound of water leaving the beans as steam. At this point you’ll want to vent the roasting smoke by opening a window or turning on a fan hood, if you have one.
Step 3: Keep a close watch on the coffee beans about a minute after the initial crack. They will continue to become darker and you’ll need to remove them from the heat once they’ve reached your desired roast color. If you’ve never roasted coffee beans before, use a sample of coffee beans that have been roasted to your liking, and try to match the color when roasting your own beans.
Step 4: Once the beans have roasted properly, immediately remove them from the heat and transfer them to a metal colander or bowl to cool. Stir the beans to remove any excess outer skins (aka chaff), and help speed up the cooling process.
Our green coffee beans can be stored in a cool, dry place for up to one year. They do not need to be refrigerated. The great thing about green coffee beans is that they last longer than pre-roasted coffee and you can still get that delicious freshly roasted taste whenever you like.
Which of our new green coffee beans are you excited to try?