Holiday Shopping Guide

It’s that time of year again! The Christmas decorations come out. People hurriedly figure out their Christmas wish lists, and families finalize their holiday plans. In the holiday spirit, we rounded up our top ten best sellers to help you make that Christmas wish list. Happy reading!

1. Hottop B KN-8828B-2K+ Roaster

Hottop roaster

Striving for the perfect roast? Ready to invest in a high quality home coffee roaster? Look no further than the Hottop B KN-8828B-2K+. Easily monitor the roast from your computer and listen for each audible crack, telling you when your roast is ready. You can also save up to three of your favorite roast parameters to make roasting quick and easy next time.

The best part? This roaster comes with three green coffee bean sample packs of your choice and a $25 gift card to get you started.

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2. Ethiopia Misty Valley Yirgacheffe Natural

Ethiopian unroasted coffee beans

Ethiopia supplies some of the world’s finest coffees, so you know one of their coffees had to make this list. Known for its complexity and delicious flavor profile, this Grade 1 Yirgacheffe always sells out on Coffee Bean Corral. Grown by a small coffee farm in Ethiopia, the beans receive superior care throughout the growing process.

These Ethiopian coffee beans boast delicious notes of blueberries and strawberries, balanced with deeper, chocolate tones. Each cup of coffee is clean, consistent, well-balanced, sweet, and bright.

Most roasters roast this bean to a full city and brew it as a pour over or espresso. But feel free to experiment with it and discover how you like it best!

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3. Behmor 2000AB Plus

Behmor coffee roaster

Another great home coffee roaster, the Behmor 2000AB Plus can roast up to 1lb. of green coffee beans. New upgrades to the roaster give you greater roast control and accurate data, greatly improving the roasting process

Five, pre-programmed roast settings give you a great place to start. But easy-to-learn controls let you switch to manual as soon as you feel ready to tackle the roast on your own. Don't forget about their patented smoke suppression technology, sure to make roasting in your house much easier!

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4. Costa Rica La Minita Tarrazu RFA

Costa Rican unroasted coffee beans

You won’t regret trying this brilliantly acidic, sweet coffee from Costa Rica! Handpicked by workers to maintain quality control, the coffee beans pack a punch with sweet, tangy flavor notes of orange, citrus, caramelized sugar and fine chocolate that are impeccably balanced.

This coffee bean is a go-to for our roasters. One of their top tips? Let the bean rest for a couple hours after roasting for the best tasting coffee.

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5. Fresh Roast SR800 Roaster

Fresh Roast coffee roaster

Exactly what you need, the Fresh Roast SR800 Roaster is easy to use for everyone, whether you’re new to home coffee roasting or are a seasoned pro. The new and improved control board pairs well with the easy-to-adjust knobs for heat, fan, and time to create a simple, customizable roasting experience. The real time temperature readout gives you, the roaster, full control over your roast.

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6. Mexico Organic Chiapas

Mexican unroasted coffee beans

Cultivated by small farmers in the mountainous Soconusco region of Mexico, these green coffee beans are a must have. The farmers partner with a local mill who mills, cups, and evaluates all the coffee beans, discarding any defects, to ensure that the coffee you get is of the highest quality.

Once brewed, the coffee is characterized by delicate flavors and a lively acidity. You’ll get notes of dark chocolate and stone fruit with a light floral tone, well-rounded body and delicious, nutty follow-through.

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7. Colombia Huila Supremo

Colombian unroasted coffee beans

Grown in mineral-rich soil with a micro-climate that’s perfect for growing coffee, the Colombia Huila Supremo boasts delicious, unique flavors with a well-balanced acidity, delicate, medium body, and bittersweet dark cocoa notes.

These coffee beans work well with any roast level and are great for home roasters who want to experiment and try new roast levels without sacrificing flavor.

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8. Colombia Organic Sierra Nevada

Colombian unroasted coffee beans

Of course, this list wouldn’t be complete without another one of the best selling, roaster favorite Colombian coffees. Fermented for 24 hours, then washed, wet-milled, and patio dried for two weeks, these beans go through it all. And every step greatly accentuates the flavor profile.

This Colombian coffee has a bright acidity balanced out by a creamy body with notes of citrus, caramel, and milk chocolate. Roast it to a City+, let it rest for three days, and then relax and enjoy this delightful cup of coffee.

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9. Gene Café Drum Roaster

Gene Cafe coffee roaster

Ready to roast? The Gene Café drum roaster is thoughtfully designed with all roasters in mind from newbies to pros. Each roast is consistent and delicious.

The easy-to-view glass roasting chamber lets you take control of your roasting and monitor how the roast is progressing. It uses a unique, vortex-twisting, off-axis chamber rotation for complete distribution of the beans to ensure a consistent, even roast.

Best part? Enjoy two green coffee bean sample packs of your choice with your new roaster

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10. Behmor Brazen

 Behmor coffee brewer

What do you need to finish your coffee setup? A brewer! And we’ve got the perfect one for you. Introducing the Behmor Brazen Plus.

Armed with adjustable settings for water brewing temperatures and a pre-soak period to let the coffee grinds bloom before brewing, the Behmor Brazen creates a rich, flavorful, nuanced cup of coffee that you’ll love.

With this beautiful brewer, you’ll have the control of a pour-over with the convenience of a drip brew. An unique, patented feature allows for temperature calibration based on altitude correction to ensure you’re getting the best brew possible. And a SCA approved, thermal carafe keeps your coffee hot as long as needed.

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