I'm from Chicago but have been living in the beautiful south American country of Ecuador ten months out of the year for the last seven years.  Ecuador produces many products that we use everyday; bananas, chocolate (cacao), and the most important substance on earth: Coffee.  You would probably be surprised to know that most ecuadorians don't drink "real" coffee.  That's right they drink instant Nescafe.  Nice to see big business at work in a third world country.  Being from the United States of Starbucks we love our coffee.  So we had a friend show us all about coffee, from picking to roasting the beans.  Here I'll just show how to roast green coffee beans in a clay pot over a fire.  Some of the old-timers here still do it that way and will prepare it to drink as they eat grilled guinea pig or cuy as they're called here.  Yum!

Step 1: Materials

- Green coffee beans
- Large open clay pot (can also use large metal bowl but not as cool as clay!)
- Long handled wooden spoon (the longer the better)
- Pan to cool hot beans
- Fire starting apparatus (ie. matches, flint, lightning bolt)
- Firewood 
- Hot pads or oven mitt
- Guinea pig ( optional )
-  Sharpened stick ( for the guinea pig )
<p>You need to edit this information and exclude the part about the guinea pigs. It is unnecessary and impractical. You clearly think it is amusing, but it's obvious from your comments section that you are the only one who does. I'm writing an article about roasting green coffee beans, and I'd love to link to this one as a resource, but the non-coffee related images and information are distracting and off-putting. There's no reason for that information to be in this post. </p>
You have to remember this is an internationally viewed website and users are from a wide range of cultures. I've been living in Ecuador for a dozen years and it's a common dish here and even a specialty. Admittedly I did put it there because I thought it was humorous but it is what it is. Should we delete all Instructables involving beef because some believe the cow to be holy?
Cool will give it a go with the coffee not the pet. <br>In a down town Durban RSA Ethiopian coffee shop last Week they were roasting over fire made in pot. <br><br>Need a grinder perhaps
I hate you! Guinea pigs are amazing and you're cooking them?! Wtf is wrong with you! Gosh!
Over in third-world countries things that we would never eat and call pets, they eat for survival and it is natural to them. They also eat dog and cat in china :p.
<p>Don't be so judgmental. I have keep chickens and ducks as pets but don't go off my rocker every time someone goes into KFC. I'm leaving to visit Ecuador and Peru in 2 weeks and am actually looking forward to trying Guinea Pig. They look a lot bigger and tastier than the ones here in Australia.</p>
<p>@misty_ninja, Hey there! Careful not to judge, there are folks on this site from around the world that think the hamburger you would prefer comes from a cute and cuddly cow. </p><p>Guinea Pigs are cute to be sure, from our point of view... ... but some people don't exactly have a grocery store nearby nor the money to choose the food they eat so easily...</p>
It's not me that cooked them. Anyway it is kinda gross but they do eat them here in Ecuador. They roast them on a spit over coals. To them it's normal, to me it's like eating a pet. When I was served guinea pig at a friends house I tried a piece and couldn't finish it. It was a mental conditioning that it's a pet. But on the other hand if you eat beef, poultry, or fish you can't be hating on other cultures for their choices. I mean, who decided that we should put a guinea pig in a cage and call it a pet?
<p>That's fantastic, easy and was a lot of fun to read, thanks for sharing. I feel like I've emerged from brainwashing that had me convinced roasting coffee beans is too mysterious and complicated for the average Jane or Joe. My first glimmer that wasn't the case was while I sat in an Ethiopian restaurant for a coffee ceremony&hellip;.. not only did they roast the beans right then and there for us to drink, they acted like it was a perfectly normal thing to do. Brought them smoking through the restaurant and around us while they were doing it, with frankincence burning, too. I'm taking my power back now!</p>
great post, can't wait to try. Thanks. <br>Can I replace the Guinea Pig with Rat?
Great instructable! but if you add a bit of cardamom and cook it a bit lighter, you end up with arabic coffee.

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