What you'll do
There's nothing like the flavor and satisfaction of freshly roasted coffee. So why not roast a pound of coffee for yourself or as a gift to friends? In this one-on-one session you will be assisted as you take green coffee beans on their roasting journey through a true drum roaster. We'll start by checking out the Aillio Bullet 1kg roaster and its working parts like heat & fan controls & trier. Then we power up the roaster and allow it to pre-heat. Meanwhile, you will sample single origin & blended coffees to select the one you wish to roast and take home. Choose from a small curated selection of prime Arabica coffee from Asia, Africa or the Americas. Pick a single origin or create a blend for a light, medium or dark roast. We'll discuss the roast process so that you will be able to observe the stages the beans pass through as they roast. Now you will add beans and begin, noticing the progression of time and temperature on the PC graphing program or sneaking a peak at your beans through the sight glass. From time to time you may withdraw the trier for a sample of roasting beans and observe the progress of the roast. Finally, it is time to end the roast, open the door and dump the beans into the cooling tray. Voila! You have just roasted coffee! Take it home to enjoy or package for gifts.
I am a coffee enthusiast and have been a home coffee roaster for over 12 years. It all started when my favorite coffee shop was bought by a giant coffee chain and my delicious morning brew just disappeared. Sadly, I could not find another cup of coffee that suited my tastes, so I began roasting and brewing my own coffee. I am now a Specialty Coffee Association certified roaster.
500 grams (17.6 oz.) premium Arabica green coffee beans to roast.
Sample 3 coffees before roasting.
Where you'll be
This experience is hosted in my home, and if weather permits, we will roast on the outdoor patio overlooking the rolling hills of the Mt. Tamalpais Watershed area.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 1 guests aged 18 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
Message me about including a non-roasting companion. Contact me for custom times and quantities. Groups can attend my general home-roasting experience here: https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/734208
Roast Coffee in a Drum Roaster
£48 / personNew experience
£48 / person