My brain is always spinning with ideas. Probably a little too fast and a little too often, but that’s where yoga comes in to shut it off every now and then. Anyway, nearly every week I seem to find a new hobby, the latest being DIY coffee roasting. The key idea? One day I’ll open up a coffee shop. I’ll live out my culinary dreams of healthy foods and never-ending hummus. And my pastry aspirations, too. I’ll fill rustic tin trays with decorated carrot cake and bittersweet chocolates, so utterly sinful but worth every last bite. I’ll spin my favorite tunes and hang art and photos on the wall, and do all the other secret things to make this coffee shop special. One day.

Who knows if I’ll ever launch this vision. At this young age in my life, I don’t really care. Have dreams, or live a motionless, insipid life. What I do care about is learning and exploring my attainable interests. And playing with coffee to  fill my kitchen with toasty, sense-heightening smells. For me, food experiments are almost always fun, and that’s what life should be about. Fun.

For the foodies in your life, this kinds of DIY project makes for a good holiday gift. You can purchase a variety of different beans at Sweet Maria’s, where you can also learn about roasting, too.

For a sneak peak of what this gift will entail, see below.

Virgin territory.

Roast time.

Toasted time.

Shake, shake it time.

Goodbye skin time.

Beam and shine time.

Crunch and taste time.

Grind time.

Brew time.

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2 Responses to Gifts for the Coffee Lover: DIY Coffee Bean Roasting

  1. […] am thankful to have passions that have led me to a year full of firsts. My first time roasting coffee, my first time landing a column in a magazine, my first time transforming chickpeas into cookies, […]

  2. Valencia says:

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