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How to Roast Coffee at Home | My Harry Potter Kitchen II (Recipe #5)

Updated: Feb 8, 2020

Good morning Muggles! Welcome back to My Harry Potter Kitchen - the YouTube/blog series where I'm baking my way through the Harry Potter books coming up with creative recipes for every item of food and drink inside! Last week we made four Hogwarts House inspired Harry Potter Cocktails.


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This week we've got some more Harry Potter inspired drinks to wet your appetite!

Our next recipe is another found in Chapter One of the Chamber of Secrets - 'The Worst Birthday':

"When dinner's over, you take Mrs Mason back to the lounge for coffee Petunia"

Better put the kettle on! It's time to make another Harry Potter brew - and only the best will do in the Wizarding World so we're going to roast our own signature Hogwarts blend!

This week we're creating a coffee blend from scratch - taking raw beans, roasting them to draw out the best coffee flavours and then using them to make a refreshing cold brew coffee recipe!


One of the best things about roasting your own coffee at home is that you can personalise the beans and the roast to suit your tastebuds. Even the most alert witches and wizards might need a little pick-me-up every now and again so we're going to create a signature Hogwarts blend with flavours that remind me of the Wizarding World - caramel (butterbeer) and chocolate (frogs)!

Although the process might sound complicated it's actually really easy to roast coffee at home. All you need is a little patience and coffee know-how and then your roasted beans can be kept for a month


Want to try roasting your own coffee beans at home? Follow the step by step recipe below to create your perfect coffee blend!


Hogwarts Home Roasted Coffee Ingredients

  • raw (green) coffee beans

for the Butterbeer Frappuccino

  • Ice

  • 250ml coldbrew coffee

  • 1 tbsp caramel syrup

  • 30ml milk

  • whipped cream

  • butterscotch pieces

Method:

  1. To roast your coffee beans place a clean cast iron skillet on a medium-high heat (Wizard tip! Ensure your pan is nice and clean and not greasy - impurities will impact the quality of your roast)

  2. Add an even layer of your coffee beans into the pan being careful not to overcrowd them and keep them moving as they heat.

  3. Continue moving them as they roast. You'll hear them crack as the moisture inside the beans evaporates. Roasting is a gradual process which can take 10-15 minutes. If you notice them changing colour too quickly turn down the heat.

  4. Roast them to your preferred colour (see this week's video for a walk-through of what each colour stage does to the taste profile. Transfer to a bowl and allow the beans to cool completely before handling

  5. Grind your coffee beans in a coffee grinder, or if you don't have one blitz them in a food processor and use a pestle and mortar to grind down further to your desired consistency. Store in an air-tight container for up to a month

  6. For a cold-brew coffee, place 2 tbsp of coffee powder person into your brewer and fill with water. Place in the fridge to brew for at least 12 hours.

  7. For your Butterbeer Frappuccino place your ice, coffee, caramel and milk into a shaker and shake together for 30-60 seconds until well combined. Fill your glass with ice and pour your coffee over the top. Finish your Frappuccino with whipped cream and fudge pieces

Move over Starbucks, a new magical coffee is in town! However you like your coffee, roasting your own at home is a great way to find your perfect brew.

If you want to roast your own I'd love to hear which type of beans you'd go for and how you'd serve it! Share your ideas on Instagram using #MyHarryPotterKitchen - you can follow and tag me too!


I hope you enjoyed this week's recipe from the Chamber of Secrets! Be sure to Subscribe to Bradley Bakes on YouTube and click on the notification bell to be the first to see the latest recipes every Magic Monday!


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