Well, being a pennypinching bastage, I'm looking for a fairly cheap way of home roasting coffee. I don't know why, but the idea of using a hot air popcorn popper doesn't appeal to me, even though I'm sure compared to the method I am about to ask about it's a fair more suitable method.
I've seen alot of material regarding using a wok or similar large pan to roast coffee beans over a stove. I have also found a couple of articles about using a WhirlyPop Stovetop Popcorn Maker. Do any of you Home Roast Guru Gorillas have any experience using this method? Is it an easy method for a Home Roast Noob Gorilla? Does it produce an even roast? Do the paddles move the coffee around enough? Will I burn my beans?
[size=4]FRANK AND BEANS! FRANK AND BEANS! DON'T WANNA BURN MY BEANS![/size]