The Ultimate Coffee Roasting Chemistry Throwdown

How hard could roasting beans at home really be? Sam and George go head-to-head in a coffee roasting competition to find out, and Candy Schibli, the founder of Southeastern Roastery (, where she’s also head roaster, provides expert advice..

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Executive Producers:
George Zaidan
Hilary Hudson

Andrew Sobey
Elaine Seward

Samantha Jones, PhD

Scientific consultants:
Candy Schibli
Diane Beckles, PhD
Leila Duman, PhD
Michelle Boucher, PhD

Special thanks:
Ruben Rodriguez

Protocols and best practices

Roasting Process of Coffee Beans as Studied by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance: Time Course of Changes in Composition

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