The constant pursuit to make coffee at home that tastes as great as it does from your favorite coffee shop… You can literally spend $1000s on this pursuit!
If like me you don’t have $1000s or even $100s to spend on coffee makers and other equipment, I am going to show you how you can roast your own coffee beans for between $0 -$20. If you already have an appropriate hot air popcorn popper, this is going to cost you nothing! If you need to purchase one, the West Bend Air Crazy Corn Popper used in the tutorial costs just $20 on Amazon.
You might want to read the updated post on this method. Mr Homestead encountered an issue with his original corn popper, which may or may not have been a one-off. If you are concerned about this, he now recommends the Wabash Whirley Popcorn Popper, which is a simple stove-top corn popper which costs $26. Either way you will save an absolute fortune over purchasing coffee roasting machine.