The first home coffee roasting classes recently wrapped up at the Institute of Domestic Technology, which offers numerous workshops outside of Los Angeles in Altadena, Calif.
“I think it’s a surprisingly sort of accurate representation of commercial roasters,” class instructor Ian Riley, who works at Los Angeles botique roaster and retailer Lamill, told the Los Angeles Times. “In that there’s an adjustable heating element and a mechanism for agitating the beans so they roast evenly, and a de facto air flow…. It’s accessible, cheap and uses very simple technology. It provides a really great path to understanding this thing that’s normally shrouded in mystery.”
Full story: Los Angeles Times