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Nesco Home Coffee Roaster W/ Free Shipping & 1 Lb Unroasted Colombian Coffee

(8 customer reviews)

$69.00

This fully automated roaster is incredibly easy to use and maintain.  With its small size and a price that just can’t be beat, the Nesco Home Roaster is perfect for anyone who is coffee curious and wants to try out home coffee roasting with less investment of money and time.

  • Compact design roasts up to a quarter pound of raw coffee beans
  • Illuminated selection buttons with pre-programmed medium & dark roast options and “cool down” feature
  • Convenient chaff collector with safety handle, cool touch lid, knob & glass viewing window
  • Ideal for small batches

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Capacity

4 ounces

Ease of use

Very easy

Heat Settings

Medium, Dark

Fan Settings

None

Roast Times

20 Minutes

Batch Roasting

No

Venting

Required

Shipping

Free Ground Shipping Within the Contiguous US

Free Coffee:

1 Pound Unroasted Colombian

Description

Nesco has gotten back into the roaster game! Make sure to read all the details – this roaster is very different from their last machine.

This is a very cool entry-level roaster. A device that roasts tasty coffee for under $100?!?!?

Very basic – it does what it states and makes tasty coffee but has some limitations compared to more advanced home roasters.

This unit will not roast super dark!  To keep it automated and simple, it will roast on the verge of 2nd crack to just a pop or two into 2nd crack, but that’s as dark as it gets. To be honest, this should be dark enough for most consumers but this unit will not produce a French Roast.

This roaster has a 4 oz capacity with approx 20 minute roast time, 18 for roasting, 2 for cooling.  It has medium and dark settings and a glass top with (limited) visibility to watch the coffee beans roasting.  It does not have any adjustable settings, only “Medium” and “Dark,” but you can choose to end the roast early with the “Cool Down” button.

We roasted a bunch of 3½-4 ounce batches of various coffees and found them all tasty.  We did get some visible smoke from 4 ounces of Natural Yemen Mocha, but most batches were handled adequately by our vent hood.  The dark setting worked great as it roasted up to the edge of second crack, which is just starting to smoke. The coffee had spots of oil on some beans the next day.  The medium setting is a little cooler temp with the same time setting, no oil on the beans and less likely to smoke.  We found all roasts tasty.

The chaff collects in the top and 4 ounces of a high chaff coffee is the max that should be used.  Note: Some roasted beans may collect in the chaff collector.  Once cooled you can just pick them out and use with the rest of the beans from the roast chamber.

All in all, we think it’s a great starter roaster at an excellent price point – a perfect gift for the coffee lover on your list!

 

The Basics:
Capacity:  4 Ounce
Heat Settings: Medium or Dark (not super dark)
Fan Settings: None, consistent fan speed.
Roast Times: 20 minutes (including cool)
Venting: Required – will produce some smoke, especially with higher chaff coffees or darker roasts
Ease of use: Very easy
Batch Roasting: No

 

Key Features

  • Easy to use – fully automated
  • Excellent value for those new to Home Coffee Roasting
  • Compact design roasts up to a quarter pound of raw coffee beans
  • Pre-programmed Medium & Dark roast options
  • Convenient chaff collector with safety handle & glass viewing window
  • One year warranty from major American appliance manufacturer

 

Basic Use Instructions:

  1. Weigh out 4 oz. of green coffee beans.
  2. Pour the green coffee beans into the roasting chamber. NEVER fill the roasting chamber with more than 4 oz. of beans.
  3. Place the cover/chaff collector on the roaster. Ensure cover is secure and seated correctly.  CAUTION: Never remove cover while roasting is in progress.
  4. Plug the roaster into a standard polarized 120-volt outlet.
  5. Roast option and cool down indicator lights will illuminate blue and flash.
  6. Select and press one of the roast settings: MEDIUM or DARK. The setting button will illuminate red and the roasting process will begin. The default time setting for each roast selection is approximately 20 minutes.
  7. As the roasting cycle continues, you will notice the beans increase in size and gradually change from a pale green to a chocolate brown color. You will also notice the odor of the beans as they begin to roast.
  8. When your roaster has completed the roasting cycle, the selected setting button will change illumination from red to blue. The appliance will begin a 2- minute cool down cycle. When the cool-down cycle has completed, all selection buttons will illuminate blue and flash. The appliance will then turn off automatically.

 

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Check out our home roasting resources for more tips and tricks!

 

Warranty

Nesco is the manufacture/distributor of the Nesco CR-04-13 home coffee roaster and they provide a 1 year warranty. Call them directly 1-800-288-4545  if you are having difficulty with the roaster.  Also, be sure to let us know – we will be happy to help!

Additional information

Capacity

4 ounces

Ease of use

Very easy

Heat Settings

Medium, Dark

Fan Settings

None

Roast Times

20 Minutes

Batch Roasting

No

Venting

Required

Shipping

Free Ground Shipping Within the Contiguous US

Free Coffee:

1 Pound Unroasted Colombian

8 reviews for Nesco Home Coffee Roaster W/ Free Shipping & 1 Lb Unroasted Colombian Coffee

  1. Coffee at camp

    I love this roaster! Very easy to use. I used 1/3,pound and it worked perfect

  2. Tony McCanless (verified owner)

    This is my new favorite. I’ve been roasting for many years with several different roasters. I currently own the Fresh Roast 500, the previous Nesco model that is discontinued, and now this Nesco. It’s smaller and so easy to use. I do wish it had a timer, but any kitchen timer works, and you don’t really need it. I think this Nesco gets more chaff out than others. I use a colander with holes slightly smaller than beans, so chaff falls through, but there’s not very much with this roaster. I also can hear the crack. With the other Nesco, I can’t really hear it, so I would use the Fresh Roast for that. But with this new Nesco, I hear the cracking quite well. And since I like a light to medium roast, I just go a little longer (the timer would be more exact) and then I hit the Cool button. And when it’s finished, I sometimes hit the Cool button again. How cool is that?

  3. Mark Harmon (verified owner)

    Excellent product and excellent customer service. I would highly recommend. I asked a few questions before I bought and they were very helpful

  4. TP

    Picked one of these up to try my hand at roasting. For an entry level device, it’s pretty cool despite the lack of controls like fan speed or power.

    I have had my best success using higher altitude, washed varieties – I pre-heat the roaster for about 5.5 or 6 minutes on the dark setting and then drop in my beans. This seems to yield a first crack that arrives reliably between 9 and 10 minutes into the roast. Engaging cool-down around a minute after first crack gives me a baseline medium roast and I adjust development times for future roasts from there.

  5. Joe Gaude’ (verified owner)

    Just got my roaster yesterday. I’m in love with it. I’ve roasted up a couple of rounds of Costa Rican Gladiola… It came out perfect. I went with the Medium roast and it did outstanding. Beautiful dark color, just roasted until 2nd crack. Coffee is amazing, flavorful, nutty, smoothness! I love this roaster! Cleanup is nothing…

  6. Joe Gaude’ (verified owner)

    Second review on how much I like this roaster… I don’t know if I got an especially good one, but mine will roast well into second crack to the point of burning the beans almost. So much oil extraction that the beans are sticking to the side. Super dark roast if you want it.. I love this roaster! This was playing around with Kona beans. I tried a medium roast, it was just “okay”… trying very dark now.

  7. James Rostron (verified owner)

    My first roast turned out way better than I expected. I thought I might be compromising by getting an inexpensive, simple roaster, but it did an amazing job. I poured in 4 ounces of green beans, pressed Medium, and got perfectly roasted coffee beans 20 minutes later. There was no smoke, the machine wasn’t too loud, and the chaff collector worked great. I love this roaster!

  8. JohnP (verified owner)

    Roast is pretty uneven for my taste. Especially at 120 g of coffee (4 oz). I have since rolled back to 90 g, but still not great. And LOTS of chaff. Blower does not seem to get it high enough for the chaff catcher. In reading the previous comments, I will tinker a bit – preheating, roasting a little longer, etc.
    Still, better and safer than my air popper. And uneven home roast still better than commercial roasts. So, yeah, a 3 rating, but generally happy with this.

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