There are endless rabbit holes in coffee...
and roasting is one that's been growing in popularity, especially in enthusiast circles. Over the last few years there have been a handful of coffee roasters hitting the market, like the humble Hive, and the mini workhouse the Aillio Bullet, but there's another option that has been finding its way stateside; the Roest.
Designed and assembled in Norway on a challenge from Nordic coffee legends Tim Wendelboe and Morten Wennersgaard, the Roest aims at being the best and most effective sample roaster on the market. This means efficiency, accuracy, and precision were top-of-mind, followed closely by a simpler workflow. This means the ability to roast automatically, from start to finish is on the table. It even has first crack detection, which is a first in the world of sample roasters. Not to be left out, it also has boasts a manual roasting mode and a robust platform for profiling.
Of course anyone can read a features list, but the real test is how all of this technology actually functions in the real world, and that is where I come in. So if you want to know more about the Roest, it's workflow, performance, and of course downsides, hit play on the video above and let's brew this!