Roasting coffee by sound and smell

Have you ever thought much about how coffee beans smell, sound or feel as they’re roasting?

Artisan coffee roaster Gerry Leary might know those things better than anyone. He is blind, and he roasts his coffee using a talking thermometer and listening for the sound of water coming off the coffee beans during roasting. Cool, right?

Hear Leary’s story and watch him work in this excellent video:

(Hat tip: The Dark Rye blog on the Huffington Post, which featured this video in a recent blog post.)