Roasting Green Coffee Beans is said to be the fastest growing hobby in America. Home roasting produces the best cup of gourmet coffee in the comfort of your own home. It is cheaper than roasted coffee and fresher than anything you can buy in a coffee shop. Select your favorite 12 oz. bag of green coffee beans, of five different varieties by U-Roast-Em. These are raw, un-roasted coffee beans that you roast at home using either your oven, a skillet, a popcorn popper, ceramic roaster or a dedicated roaster.
U-Roast-Em has been in the specialty coffee business for over 25 years. They are a founding member of SCAA (Specialty Coffee Association of America) and long time advocate to the commitment of quality. Now focusing on selling only green coffee beans, U-Roast-Em has gotten to know most of the brokers and importers over the years. Because U-Roast-Em cup tests all of the coffee they produce, they are sent only the best coffee beans.
Costa Rica Café Vida Green Coffee Beans: Costa Rican coffees are exceptionally high grown in volcanic soil. These two factors together produce a very bright and very clean cup. Additionally, these slower grown, dense, high altitude beans (SHB – strictly hard bean) can take the heat of an Italian or French roast. A perfect balance of aroma, acidity, body and cup. Roast as dark as you want, the hardest bean we have. Beans come in 12oz tin-tie glassine lined bags with complete roasting instructions on back label.
Colombian Supremo Green Coffee Beans: Colombian coffees are well balanced, medium bodied, and bright. Roast anywhere from light to espresso depending on your personal preference. They are a good hard bean. Beans come in 12oz tin-tie glassine lined bags with complete roasting instructions on back label.
Sumatra Mandheling Grade 1 Green Coffee Beans: Sumatran coffees capture the wild jungle essence of this tropical Indonesian island. It is an earthy, deep, complex, full-bodied coffee that exhibits low-acidity smoothness. Creamy, sweet, with a touch of butterscotch, spice and grassiness. Naturally prepared gives the beans a special cup. This is one I drink at home and blend with the Costa Rican. Softer bean roast to Full City or Vienna. If you like French roast, blend in some French roasted Costa Ricans. Beans come in 12oz tin-tie glassine lined bags with complete roasting instructions on back label.
Rwandan Bourbon Green Coffee Beans: Frought with a history of civil war, Rwanda is arriving in the specialty coffee industry with a great cupping coffee. Situated in the west of Rwanda, near the shores of Lake Kivu, these beans are grown by the members of the Ingoboka farmer's association, at high altitudes (1450-1800 meters) and volcanic soils. As with Kenya, and other East African coffees, this 100% Bourbon bean has a good body and a classic clean taste. I enjoy this cup at any time of the day, it is smooth with hints of sweetness, hazelnut, lemon/citrus tones, rich body and a winey acidity.
Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Green Coffee Beans: These are amazing and unique coffees. Yirgacheffe is a town in the Sidamo region and coffees from this region will surprise you with their floral and tangerine notes. I like to think of the Yirgacheffes as the Tabasco of the coffees. As a dash of Tabasco will turn an ordinary chicken soup into a great cup of soup, a yirgacheffe will take a medium cup to a whole new level. Many folks like it straight, I like to blend it. Roast it lighter than the base of your blend as you are looking for the acidity or snap it will give your blend and lighter roasts have more acidity. Full City or Vienna roast is a good starting point for this coffee. Beans come in 12oz tin-tie glassine lined bags with complete roasting instructions on back label.