Roasting Coffee With The Freshroast SR800

Jul 27, 2023

Are you a coffee enthusiast looking to take your love for coffee to the next level? Have you ever considered roasting your own coffee beans at home? With the Freshroast SR800 coffee roaster, you can have the freshest and most flavorful coffee right in your own kitchen. In this blog post, we will explore the process of roasting green coffee beans using the Freshroast SR800 coffee roaster.

What are green coffee beans?

Before we dive into the roasting process, let's understand what green coffee beans are. Green coffee beans are simply unroasted coffee beans. They have a greenish color and are hard and dense. These beans have a longer shelf life compared to roasted beans and can be stored for a longer period without losing their freshness.  There are different grades of coffee beans so ensure that you only purchase the best specialty grade coffee beans to ensure a fantastic cup of coffee.

Why roast your own coffee beans?

Roasting your own coffee beans offers a multitude of benefits. Firstly, it allows you to have complete control over the roast level, resulting in a coffee that suits your personal taste preferences. Additionally, roasting your own beans ensures that you have the freshest coffee possible. Coffee beans are at their peak flavor within days of being roasted, and by roasting your own, you can enjoy the full flavor and aroma of freshly roasted coffee.

The Freshroast SR800 coffee roaster

The Freshroast SR800 coffee roaster is a state-of-the-art home roasting machine that makes the roasting process a breeze. With its advanced features and user-friendly interface, even beginners can achieve professional-level roasts. The SR800 offers precise temperature and time controls, allowing you to experiment with different roast profiles and achieve the perfect roast every time.  Whether you enjoy your coffee at a light city roast or a dark french roast this roaster will work for you.

The roasting process

Now that we have an understanding of green coffee beans and the Freshroast SR800 coffee roaster, let's walk through the roasting process:

1. Preheat the roaster

Although some people will tell you that you should preheat the coffee roaster we do not feel that this is a required step as the Freshroast SR800 coffee roaster warms up with the beans in the roast chamber quickly.

2. Add the green coffee beans

Measure out the desired amount of green coffee beans and add them to the roasting chamber of the SR800. Make sure not to overload the chamber, as the beans need space to move around and roast evenly.  You want to ensure that the beans are moving like a boiling pot of water.

3. Start the roasting process

Set the desired temperature and time on the SR800 and start the roasting process.  We recommend by starting the roast with a Fan of 9 and the heat at a 2 or 3 for the first minute or two.  Then you will increase the heat setting while decreasing the fan setting allowing the beans to just keep moving like a rolling boil.  The machine will take care of the rest, roasting the beans to perfection.

4. Monitor the roast

During the roasting process, keep an eye on the color and aroma of the beans. This will help you determine the roast level and make any adjustments if necessary.  Once you hear the beans hit first crack (sounds a little like popcorn popping) you  know that the coffee is at a roast level where you can taste the nuances of the bean.  In a short while you will hear a second crack that sound like popcorn popping more quickly signifying that you are entering the dark roast levels.

5. Cool the roasted beans

Once the desired roast level is reached you can hit the cool button and allow the coffee beans to cool within the coffee roaster or if you would like to cool the beans faster you could use our Gene Cafe coffee beans cooler or transfer the roasted beans to a cooling tray or colander. Stir the beans gently to cool them down and stop the roasting process.

6. Let the beans rest

After roasting, it's important to let the beans rest for at least 24 hours. This allows the flavors to develop fully and ensures a better-tasting cup of coffee.


Roasting your own coffee beans using the Freshroast SR800 coffee roaster is a rewarding and enjoyable experience. Not only do you have full control over the roast level, but you also get to enjoy the freshest and most flavorful coffee possible. So why not give it a try? Start your coffee roasting journey today and elevate your coffee brewing to new heights!

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