selling home-roasted coffee


New member
Jan 19, 2007
Hello all! I''m new to the forum and I hope someone can answer my questions. Does anyone roast beans at home for commercial use, i.e. serve at your own coffeeshop or supply to a business? If so, do you know if roasting coffee at home for commercial use needs a special license, a specific setup, etc.? My DH, BIL, and I are opening up a kiosk in our local hospital and are planning to use the beans we roast at home. We are using the RK drum roaster. I was going to provide all the baked goodies until I found out that I need a commerical kitchen. So, I was wondering if the same kind of thing applies to roasting coffee.

Thanks in advance for any insight!


New member
Feb 3, 2006
Every state is unique, however I believe that your state will want to ensure that anything you are selling has come from a "kitchen" that meet certain standards. I suggest you discuss the project with your local health department, they can give you good advice and insight.
Good Luck