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    For me, it's the flavor -- nothing compares to freshly-roasted beans. Having the ability to inspect the beans before roasting also helps. Roasting hides many of the bean defects, but with green beans you can easily remove them before roasting.

    Frankly speaking I also find it to be quite satisfying, like preparing a good steak. Getting a nice steak at a restaurant is nice, but making your own at home is somehow much more satisfying and enjoyable.
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    Welcome to CS cofficionado. What do you use for a roaster in the, soon to be, Great White North?


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    Because it's messy and I like messy
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    Nothing beats the freshness and aroma of freshly roasted beans. Plus you can experiment with variety of beans, mixing and finding a new taste.
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    Simple economics.
    $15/kg to home roast versus $45/kg for the equivalent micro-roast.
    At 1kg per month that is a saving of $360/year which justifies most home roaster kits (especially the coretto)
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    I want to do it as a job and it is the best way to gain knowledge, experience and skill.

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    I think coffee beans you've roasted yourself. Home-roasted coffee beans are fresher and have flavor complexities not found in store-bought coffee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr._V View Post
    Simple economics.
    $15/kg to home roast versus $45/kg for the equivalent micro-roast.
    At 1kg per month that is a saving of $360/year which justifies most home roaster kits (especially the coretto)

    I had a laugh.
    For the last two months I've been saying to everyone that will listen that it was a lot cheaper to home roast.

    I just did the maths. My costs have stayed exactly the same....! My intake has doubled.

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    Behmor Coffee Roaster
    While waiting for the Grim Reaper.....what better activity is there? ..Seriously, I am retired and have time so I started out with a heat gun and a bread machine.
    Next up was a heat gun and flour sifter. Coffee has improved quite a bit. Waiting for a Behmor 1600 Plus to arrive.
    Not into software programs....keeping it simple.
    I have found out after many drams.....that the best whiskey is the one in your hand. Same goes for coffee...if I do my part and learn to get proper roasts
    on a consistent basis...I will be happy as Larry.
    I have no doubts that software and data recording is great...just not my interest. Hope to learn much from you good folks.
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