Last year Craig and I started talking about attempting to roast our own coffee, so the last time Mom & Dad went to Hawaii they were kind enough to bring us back some raw/green kona coffee beans.
Well this weekend we finally decided to give it a try. There are a few different methods of home roasting, but we thought the easiest would be to use the gas grill. We started by creating a makeshift colander...
Then a single layer of beans went onto a very hot grill.
Filly was more than happy to keep us company on the deck - doesn't she look so excited :)
I won't bore you with all the details, but a short time later they had roasted to an awesome medium to dark brown color.
We brewed up our first batch this morning. For our first attempt I think it came really good. Nice flavor and not bitter at all! (In case you were wondering the swirl below is NOT photoshopped in)