Funding Friday: The Home Roasting Kit

Here’s a Kickstarter for all of you coffee lovers:


Comments (Archived):

  1. Seth Godin

    A small warning: Roasting coffee at home in your oven is a really bad idea. The gas and smoke released is not conducive to enjoying the indoors.I’ve been roasting at home for years, and even venting directly outdoors from my basement, it’s quite noticeable, and not in a good way.I’d pass on this one.

    1. Harry

      I have been roasting coffee for many years and use all kinds of devices, but I have used my oven the most. It really depends on the type of coffee and type of oven. For me it works really well, but I could understand that some would have issues.This idea is very intriguing for those wanting to do more with coffee. I’ve become a backer.

    2. Richard


  2. Mike

    Don’t roast, but hard to imagine a morning without coffee….

  3. jason wright

    I don’t get the modern coffee culture gig. The barista. The coffee machines. The tiny cups. It seems like pure affectation to…moi.

    1. Justin

      Nespresso cups are a huge waste and I’m glad that people are taking more interest in alternative methods.

      1. jason wright

        The whole thing seems highly pretentious to me 🙂

        1. Lawrence Brass

          Then, a caffeine pill is just good enough. :-)100% functionality, zero glamour.

          1. jason wright

            Intravenous? 🙂

          2. Lawrence Brass

            Nope. You may choose the colour, blue or red, but you have to swallow the pill.Stop resisting, Jason. 🙂

        2. awaldstein

          I may be pretentious about much but not about my pleasure in having an expresso every morning when at home made with this ancient La Pavoni machine.Had this one for 25 years. Design has never changed. Love it.

          1. pointsnfigures

            Mr Waldstein, that is an impressive machine. Best cuppa I have ever had is in Italy. My friend in Cali is a coffee geek and makes a pretty darn good espresso. Those Pavoni machines are next level.

        3. JLM

          .Nah, it’s a ritual that elevates the spirit and inspires the soul. Plus that enervating lovely caffeine.JLMwww.themusingsofthebigredca…

          1. jason wright

            Yeah, there’s the essence of a thing, which may have and be of true value, but then there’s the ‘rest’ of it, the commercialisation, the marketing, the fluff, the superfluous, the artifice. It can go way too far. Strip all this crap away and then we see what’s at the heart of the matter, and then we can judge what is and isn’t there. Much of most everything out there is emperor’s new clothes syndrome.

  4. JLM

    .Bronchiolitis obliterans — popcorn lung — is a known health hazard of exposure to the chemical byproducts of coffee roasting. It is very serious — lung replacement serious.In a “normal” kitchen, the ventilation design is insufficient to supply and eject an independent source of fresh air for roasting and to get rid of it.HVAC circulation would distribute these chemicals throughout the home. They are heavier than air and settle in.There are a number of studies over the last 10 years that document the industry concerns and occupational dangers.JLMwww.themusingsofthebigredca…

    1. sigmaalgebra

      WOW!But, but, but … what’s a few cases of lung disease? I mean, the people are going to die anyway, and a corporation selling coffee roasting can live FOREVER!!!!Gee, I’ll let Folgers or some such roast my coffee. Besides, I don’t much like coffee: It’s okay with a lot of sugar and heavy cream, but then it’s a problem for my diet!!!Yes, can put coffee with chocolate and make mocha, and that can be good in desserts. I never learned how to make mocha, and making it is way down on my TODO list!

  5. Richard

    Coffee – gobal warming since @1671