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    I am just curious as to how much people pay to have their Green beans roasted by a professional.

    I have been quoted $12 per kilo and min 5Kg - to me this seems far too much as there is no way that I can go through 2Kg let alone 5Kg before it is stale.

    I am not after names of businesses ect just what other people are doing now that are not roasting at home.

    Cheers

    Matt

  • #2
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    Why would you pay for someone to roast your coffee (on such a small scale) when you could buy their blends/SOs?

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    • #3
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      The beans that are on offer at this roaster are not as good as what can be bought from Bean Bay and rather expensive too.

      I may see if they can lower the Kgs required. Just curious to see what limits are imposed on others

      The problem that I face esp with my job is that I get sent away at a moments notice - and would not want Kgs of roasted coffee sitting there going stale and thus wasted.

      I am not up to roasting at home at the moment but it is something that i may take up in the future should time allow

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      • #4
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        If you arent roasting at home I would assume youd be buying roasted.

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        • #5
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          Buy online or find a better roaster. I would be reluctant too if I were a roaster.

          Veneziano in Melbourne used to have a small roaster that people could roast their beans in themselves. Im not sure what the status is on that anymore.

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          • #6
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            I am in Dubai so the options of roasters are few and far between - I can buy pre roasted from bean bay but considering the delivery time, the freshest option is obviously to get green beans and get them freshly roasted

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            • #7
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              Hiya Matt.

              At a guess I would reckon the seemingly steep price & min. quantity would be about it not being worth the pro roasters time and effort to do it for any less, given it would be time otherwise spent roasting his/her own product. And ofcourse, if they are roasting with a 7 or 15 kilo machine etc. that would account for the 5kg min.

              If I was to sit down and crunch some figures including payment for my time, wear and tear on my machines, what I would be earning with that time otherwise (incl such things as brand development), packaging, tax etc. etc.... I would probably come up with a similar price, maybe more if my roasters batch size was less than 5kg of finished product...

              It seems to me your choices are:
              -Buy Browns from Andy via BeanBay, Its a very good option.
              -Pay the $12 and consider $20 - $25 to be a fair and reasonable price for a premium roasted product...that is ofcourse assuming that the roaster in question can deliver a premium product from your greens...but then you have 5kg.
              - Buy a high end domestic roaster (such as a Hottop) or build a Breadmaker/Heat Gun set up and roast your own (I know you do not want to do this, but it is a good option and damn good fun!)
              - Find another commercial roaster that has a good selection of well roasted specialty beans and buy browns from them.

              I must admit, buying greens and paying someone else to roast them for you seems like a well...curious option to me, but thats your choice and Im sure you have your reasons.

              I know Ive waffled a bit, but hopefully there is something in here that is of value to you!
              Cheers and good-luck

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              • #8
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                Originally posted by 6B7376766372596B67683031060 link=1252415432/4#4 date=1252420532
                Veneziano in Melbourne used to have a small roaster that people could roast their beans in themselves. Im not sure what the status is on that anymore.  
                Not really applicable if youre in Dubai, but yep, its a Sonofresco / "Green Bean" 600g fluid bed roaster and last time I was in at first pour it was still there with a "roast your own" sign attached.

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                • #9
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                  When I need large quantities a local roaster will do up my greens to my specified profile for $10USD a batch. Each batch can be up too 25 pounds. Minimum batch size has never been discussed as if I need smaller amounts I roast them up myself.


                  Java "Smelling the smoke" phile
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                  • #10
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                    Hi Matt,

                    I just buy retail coffee.

                    I think that you have to be fair on the coffee roaster.  First of all, they might well not be able to roast less than 5kg on their equipment.  Second, coffee roasting is their business.  In the same amount of time that it takes them to roast, say, 1kg of coffee for you, they could roast much more coffee for retail or wholesale sale.

                    You mentioned that their coffee is not as good as what can be bought on BeanBay.  If this is because they are not good roasters, then you might want to question whether or not you want them roasting your coffee.  Im interested to know on what basis you say that their coffee isnt as good as what can be bought on BeanBay.  If you are not happy buying coffee from them, you could always try buying coffee from somewhere else.  There are many coffee roasteries in Australia that will do mail order.

                    Cheers,
                    Luca

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                    • #11
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                      Have you looked at subscriptions from places such as squaremile in the UK?

                      I believe you can get a monthly subscription and get freshly roasted sent out for a fairly reasonable cost.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Coffee Roasting Prices

                        Originally posted by 0A2D26171B480 link=1252415432/10#10 date=1252448336
                        Have you looked at subscriptions from places such as squaremile in the UK?

                        I believe you can get a monthly subscription and get freshly roasted sent out for a fairly reasonable cost.
                        I think Matt might have solved his problem,

                        He has added a Gene Cafe to his kit 8-)

                        Chris

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                        • #13
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                          lol i was thinking buy a gene

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                          • #14
                            Re: Coffee Roasting Prices

                            Originally posted by 76434E497D614D44444747220 link=1252415432/11#11 date=1252449118
                            Originally posted by 0A2D26171B480 link=1252415432/10#10 date=1252448336
                            Have you looked at subscriptions from places such as squaremile in the UK?

                            I believe you can get a monthly subscription and get freshly roasted sent out for a fairly reasonable cost.
                            I think Matt might have solved his problem,

                            He has added a Gene Cafe to his kit  8-)

                            Chris
                            that would work!

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                            • #15
                              Re: Coffee Roasting Prices

                              Originally posted by 61464D7C70230 link=1252415432/13#13 date=1252450627
                              Originally posted by 76434E497D614D44444747220 link=1252415432/11#11 date=1252449118
                              Originally posted by 0A2D26171B480 link=1252415432/10#10 date=1252448336
                              Have you looked at subscriptions from places such as squaremile in the UK?

                              I believe you can get a monthly subscription and get freshly roasted sent out for a fairly reasonable cost.
                              I think Matt might have solved his problem,

                              He has added a Gene Cafe to his kit  8-)

                              Chris
                              that would work!
                              good move

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