We're a DIY family when it comes to most things. Especially things of the food and drink variety. Jeff has home brewed beer since 2000(ish) so it shouldn't be a surprise that he set his sights on other projects, including coffee. In a recent beer supply order, he added a pound of green coffee beans. He did a bit of reading, some Facebooking with my brother (I love how country crazy seems to run in the family!!) and he was on his way.
It was so easy, done before before work, using our air popper (retired after our WhirleyPop acquisition) and finished off in a cast iron skillet over a camp stove.
The final result was delicious with no bitterness.
Is it worth the effort? I think so. The price per pound is about the same and the satisfaction of finishing it off just so is priceless. Besides, how many people can say they roast their own coffee?