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    Hi everyone. Im new here. Ive a question about roasting beans.


    My friend, who usually buys her coffee beans in Singapore (I dont know what type they are), says that the roaster there told her that if the roasted beans have been kept for a few weeks, it is ok to re-roast them for a very short while before using. Is that true of the beans that we get here?

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    Re: Re-roasting roasted beans

    coffeetime
    When you say "the beans we get here", do you mean within Australia or this web site?
    If you mean this web site, then we are talking green unroasted beans on offer. You will have to roast them as they have never been roasted before.
    If you mean roasted beans on offer from other people, then re-roasting Im sure is possible, but seems to be an attempt to justify selling/buying/using beans that are past their best.

    If youre happy to do some roasting, buy your beans green and join our group of obsessed coffee nerds!!

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      Re: Re-roasting roasted beans

      Oh, I meant here in Australia. But come to think of it, since coffee beans here are sourced from all over the world, theres probably no difference to whatever shes getting and whats sold here (as in Australia).
      She was told if the beans have lost their aroma somewhat after a while then reroasting them would bring back the aroma?
      Ive never roasted green beans before, Id like to try but not sure where to start. Ive never seen any roasters being sold. Could someone recommend a shop in Victoria ?

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        Re: Re-roasting roasted beans

        Welcome to Coffeesnobs, Coffeetime.  You can learn much about home roasting by looking bacl over the numerous posts under Home roasting and Roasters on the home page.  

        Machines are available from Coffeesnobs sponsors -- theyre listed on the left column.  

        You can also use a cheap popcorn maker.  

        Im aware that some food which has began to go stale can be spruced up by re-heating it.  Not sure that could be applied to coffee beans where freshness is paramount to fullsome flavour.  The original aromas will have disappeared through oxidation.

        Robusto

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          Re: Re-roasting roasted beans

          Originally posted by robusto link=1143165687/0#3 date=1143175908
          Im aware that some food which has began to go stale can be spruced up by re-heating it. Not sure that could be applied to coffee beans where freshness is paramount to fullsome flavour. The original aromas will have disappeared through oxidation.

          Robusto
          I agree... stale coffee is stale coffee. I cant see how any degree of further roasting will bring back anything that has broken down or been lost to the atmosphere.

          To the OP: As a newbie roaster myself, just go and buy a cheap popcorn popper, some green beans and jump right in. A great way to get started on the journey of quality coffee...

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