I learned that you could roast your own coffe at home from my brother Jeff. He was camping with Lenny his brother in law and he told me that it was awesome coffee.
Intrigued, I did some internet research and bought some unroasted beans and a hot air popcorn popper. Anticipating the wonderful smells fresh roasting my own coffee would produce i rose early one Saturday to try it out. It smells like burning wet hay. I opened all the doors and windows. After that inauspicious beginning I have enhanced my home system to include filters and blowers to manage this smell.
The results, there is nothing like fresh coffee.
I'm currently roasting straight Colombian coffee.
Coffee is best if used no more than one month after roasting.
Surprisingly there is a huge amount of scientific research about coffee roasting. Im hooked.
I decided to sell coffee to my friends. I checked the laws and set up a website. www.BOCHCoffee.com
Update Nov 2017, i am now roasting Colombian, Brazilian and Honduran coffees. I am also offering K Cups.
Q: What is the difference between medium, dark and extra dark roasts.
A: During the roast process there are two notable events. The first crack and the second crack. The first is caused by the swelling of the bean and it sounds like popcorn. The second is quieter and is near the end of the roasting process. Medium is stopped at the beginning of the second crack. dark is about 45 seconds into the second crack and extra dark is about 1.5 min. Basically it is the amount of time in the roaster. The bean is identical. By sight medium roasts are a dark brown, dark are almost black and extra dark have visible oil.
Bill Zucosky created our logo from a vague description I gave him. Engineers may be able to roast great coffee but i'm no artist. The Einstein looking graphic is a nod to both science and jokes about my own hair style.