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file Home Coffee Roaster ...is there a good one yet

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10 years 8 months ago #4174 by Jazzaferri
I am hoping that there is a recommendation for a home roaster that works well. Anyone found that grail yet?
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10 years 8 months ago #4176 by colin
This from our correspondent and write "T. Lo."


Behmor 1600. In Canada, Green Beanery sells it.

Pretty happy with it. At $300, it's the cheapest drum roaster out there.
It doesn't give you temperature controls like Hot Top but it's 1/3 of the
price of the Hot Top.


Thanks "t"...
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10 years 8 months ago #4178 by brokemusician77
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Some friends of mine have the Genecafe which they really like. Not sure how it compares to the Hot Top or the Behmor.

Before that, they had an iRoast2.

I suppose it's like anything in Home Espresso. You can always find something better, or more expensive.
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10 years 8 months ago #4198 by Jazzaferri
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Gene Cafe sounds good any idea where they got it from?
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9 years 9 months ago #4407 by lock_load
Get the air pop popcorn popper. For $10US, you can't beat it. Been using mine for almost 2 years now.
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9 years 21 hours ago #4530 by Ernest
Have you found a roaster yet? I have been playing around with the Fresh Roast SR500 (about $160)...Basically a glorified popcorn popper but with the ability to control heat and airflow.

It has a clear glass hopper so you can see your beans. There is a chaff containment screen that works well.

I am far from an expert roaster but I like my results. For something suitable for espresso I head for the start of the second crack. The SR500 has a 'Cool' button that you can nail that kills the heat while retaining airflow so you can coast to a stop.

Curiously I discovered if you drink a martini while roasting it take on an distinct coffee flavour as the alcohol absorbs the aroma! :woohoo:
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