Nesco Home Coffee Roaster

Nesco Home Coffee Roaster

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The Nesco home coffee roaster is an excellent choice for those wishing to achieve "coffee house" quality roasts in the comfort of their own home. In addition to being our quietest roaster and producing consistently even results, this handsome unit features a catalytic conversion system, which virtually eliminates all smoke produced during the process.

With its attractively modern and compact design, this unit is perfect for that free spot on the kitchen counter-top!

Features & Benefits:

  • Roast 5.5 oz at a time
  • 15-30 minute roast time
  • Virtually no smoke from the roast
  • Very easy to control roast level via the control panel
  • Consistently even roasts
  • Automated roasting, cooling, and chaff removal
  • Aluminum base, tempered glass roasting chamber, and a zinc auger.
  • 6 Month Manufacturer Warranty
  • 110 volts
  • Easy to use, this roaster makes an excellent gift!

    Notes from Casey "The Coffee Guy":

    You have probably taken a look at all the different roasters we offer and your brain is spinning looking at all the features and options. I'll make it simple on you. The Nesco roaster is a nice little unit. It takes a little more space on the counter and takes a little longer to roast (about 20-30 minutes as opposed to the i-Roast's 10-20 or the Freshroast's 10-15), but it doesn't produce any smoke. It's a bit quieter too. I recommend this if you are getting it as a gift for someone who has never roasted before, or if you like the idea of having no smoke in the roast - just wonderful roasted coffee aroma in the air. One downside is that a little chaff (a fine paper-like skin that comes off the bean as it roasts) is left in the roasted beans. You can get it out by walking outside and blowing into the roasting chamber after a roast. The chaff comes right out.
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Item # COF125
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Weight 10LBS
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My son, who is a certified coffee taster, recommended it.
Elaine S on Nov 17, 2018
My son, who is a certified coffee taster, recommended it.
Elaine S on Nov 17, 2018
Birthday Gift
Adrienne D on Feb 26, 2018
Birthday Gift
Adrienne D on Feb 26, 2018

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Excellent Coffee Roaster
I'm a beginner. This machine made it easy. I was roasting within 10 minutes of unpacking it. Now I don't do anything new without research, so I wasn't completely without knowledge when I started, but the instructions are such that you could, if you didn't care what coffee beans you used. The machine is easy to clean up, takes about 15 minutes. Remember the machine gets very hot.

This machine makes it so you can concentrate on the bean varieties and the various roast levels without having to know anything about how the machine works. However, it's quite simple. You must stay with the machine while roasting, and they tell you that. I was unable to hear the "cracks" due to the noise of the machine (which isn't loud, less than most blenders), but I'm hard of hearing.

When you are roasting remember to stop one level short of the roast you desire. The beans will continue to cook until you get them completely cooled down. Some beans are more sensitive than others. The machine gives a 5 minute cooling cycle, but the beans are still warm when they come out. (This cycle allows you to open the machine carefully without burning yourself to get the beans out. Use a rag or gloves.) I take them outside and put them on the deck @45F and they cool completely in about 5 more minutes. Be sure and spread them out in the ziplock so that the cold can get to each bean faster.

Decaf beans roast faster than regular beans, so you have to stay close for them to catch the roast levels. Like I mentioned, I'm hard of hearing so I can't use the "cracks" to guide me on the roast levels, so I use a color chart, which works fairly well. After you experiment with various beans and roast levels, you will get to know the color changes each bean has. Some beans don't follow the chart, but what you will notice is the color of the bean starts changing the hotter it gets, so monitor the color changes. The early roasting colors up to "American" roast are the most dramatic in differences, depending on the bean. Above that they follow the chart very closely on the beans I've done.

I've roasted Peruvian, Ethiopian Yiragucheffe, Indian Monsooned Malabar, and Mexican. All decaf except the Indian variety. I've basically made 10 separate roasts, two with each bean. I've owned the machine about 2 weeks. I'm now in the process if figuring out a blend of all these so I can drink them up without wasting any of it. So far I've combined all in equal measures and it's pretty good. I'm going to add a Vienna/French roasted Peruvian to put a little more acidity and "bite" into it. Most of mine were roasted to the "Full City" level except the Peruvian which was Vienna (Not too good at this level, but mixed well.) I'm going to try to take the Indian Monssoned to a Vienna roast and add it. It's supposed to be good as an espresso coffee. I think it will bring the flavor level up to where I like it (strong).

Have fun!
February 2, 2018
1 year ago
Just like it
I really like this machine largely because you still have control and able to use what you know regarding smell, cracks, bean oil, etc to really customize every roast of 1/3 pound. This is pleasant because you can easily tweak the next roast using all your roasting skills because the beans are directly accessible to evaluate. Furthermore, only roasting 1/3 pound will keep you in fresh coffee before it can go stale as it can if you do a pound.
August 26, 2016