This is your tried and true, back to the basics, DIY, cowboy style coffee roasting. The Whirley-Pop 6 Quart stovetop popper (roaster) is 100% manual, meaning you need to set the right stovetop heat, crank the popper consistently for 8 to 11 minutes, and dump the roasted coffee into a colander to cool.
This kit includes:
A Whirley Pop - Aluminum Top/Stainless Steel Bottom
8 Pound regular Green Coffee Sampler
Ten 1lb valve bags for storing your roasted coffee
Sweet Maria's Roast Log for recording your roasts
*roast log is complimentary in this kit, valve bags are discounted*
The Whirley Pop 6 Quart stovetop popper happens to be a competent coffee roaster (in the right hands) and has been our standby stovetop roaster for years. This is the same stovetop popper you will read about by Ken Davids.
While this method is completely manual (you need to adjust the heat, crank the popper consistently, and dump your roasted coffee into a colander in order to cool it) You will appreciate roasting more than 8oz. of coffee at a time (much more than an air popper, FreshRoast or Nesco).
This method can do a full range of roast levels but even with constant agitation it can take some practice to get even results. Stovetop roasters are better suited for darker roasts (great for espresso). It does produce smoke (more coffee + darker roasts = more smoke) but a good range hood will handle it. You can also use this method on a gas camp stove or other portable heat sources. It makes great popcorn too!
We're selling this for home roasting but keep in mind: • Stovetop popcorn poppers are not made for coffee roasting. • The manufacturer's warranty will be voided when you use it for anything other than popping corn. • Unless the gears don't work right out of the box, we cannot accept any returns or honor any refunds.
Please note that your green coffee sampler will be packed inside the popper for shipping.