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  • So where can I get an I Roast 2 for a good price?

    OK I know its a loaded question but..............

    The US site lists the the I Roast 2 for US $199 (yes I know its 110V) that equates to AUS $ 230. Now some of the prices Ive found around Brisbane are in the AUS $450 range.

    Now I understand that they are probably not a huge seller and that an Aussie shop needs to make a profit but twice the US price?

    So, Ive ocnvinced the finance manager that we need a roaster but unless I can get one for something close to the US price I will be forced to continue with pre roasted coffee.

    So where should I start looking? Site sponsors preferred!


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    Re: So where can I get an I Roast 2 for a good pri

    Dorf,

    There are no cheap off the shelf coffee roasters in Australia to my knowledge.... it is a very small and very specialised market - with a price to match!

    But you can do what most of us do - build your own - for a fraction of the cost..... and the results are every bit as good (generally even better).....

    At the bottom end of the "roll your own" roasters is the popcorn popper.... and that will do about the same volume as the IRoast.... and with only slightly more effort.

    Then there is the Corretto..... a bread machine to agitate the beans and a heatgun..... superb results and up to 600 grams in each roast (some have done 1KG!!!!)

    Have a read of the roasters thread here for details - there is no need to spend heaps of dollars for expensive equipment..... and you can also enjoy the cost savings and enhanced taste of your own freshly roasted coffee.

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    • #3
      Re: So where can I get an I Roast 2 for a good pri

      Its terribly frustrating, but true Dorf. But the worlds biggest consumer market of 300 million people cant compare to this one of 21 million.

      I came close to ordering an entire re-built Mercruiser V8 engine from the USA and having it delivered here for an extra $1000 and still I would have saved $$$$.

      --Robusto

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      • #4
        Re: So where can I get an I Roast 2 for a good pri

        Robusto: every time I open a thread and see your new avatar I get a fright - Im worried I might have nightmares...please reconsider!

        Dorf: start roasting with whatever you can afford. Its a heap of fun and before you know it, youll easily be able to justify spending more $$$s to upgrade, and it can be pretty much as cheap or expensive as you like.

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        • #5
          Re: So where can I get an I Roast 2 for a good pri

          Originally posted by Dennis link=1184486387/0#3 date=1184489266
          Robusto: every time I open a thread and see your new avatar I get a fright - Im worried I might have nightmares...please reconsider!
          Geez, Dennis. And I thought Mrs Robusto was the only one nagging me about the avatar. She wants it changed. Pronto.

          Looks like Ill have to go into a brief period of contemplation. Could do a poll about it, I suppose. But that would be vain. So vain Id think this was about me. (Is that Carly Simon I hear?)





          -Robusto


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          • #6
            Re: So where can I get an I Roast 2 for a good pri

            Whoa! Im with Mrs Robusto.

            I like the black and white - its like a scene from a hitchcock thriller as opposed to the colour one, which is more like clockwork orange

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            • #7
              Re: So where can I get an I Roast 2 for a good pri

              Ive already made my comment in another thread.

              Originally posted by Thundergod link=1183797909/0#14 date=1184379322
              Robusto,

              me no like the new avatar.


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              • #8
                Re: So where can I get an I Roast 2 for a good pri

                Please change it......

                My keyboard is already covered with coffee from phhhhhhh....

                And now the supersized version [smiley=thumbdown.gif] [smiley=thumbdown.gif] [smiley=thumbdown.gif]

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                • #9
                  Re: So where can I get an I Roast 2 for a good pri

                  yes, please, Robusto, change .... i like the mysterious man in monochrome...

                  L

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                  • #10
                    Re: So where can I get an I Roast 2 for a good pri

                    The monochrome man is back.

                    I bow to the collective wisdom of CoffeeSnobs.

                    --Robusto



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                    • #11
                      Re: So where can I get an I Roast 2 for a good pri

                      Yay!

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                      • #12
                        Re: So where can I get an I Roast 2 for a good pri

                        Originally posted by robusto link=1184486387/0#9 date=1184502847
                        The monochrome man is back.

                        I bow to the collective wisdom of CoffeeSnobs.

                        --Robusto
                        Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou... for bringing back the pic Ive come to love! ;D

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                        • #13
                          Re: So where can I get an I Roast 2 for a good pri

                          Ha ha ha. I have a soft spot for the guy too. As an aside -- i love the way we habitually wander off topic.

                          What began as a thread about...what was it again? getting a cheap I Roast.... degenerated into all this. (and its all my fault probably, too).

                          --Robusto

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                          • #14
                            Re: So where can I get an I Roast 2 for a good pri

                            Back on topic

                            Would a roaster sourced from the UK work here (plug change obviously). Hasbeen sells them in the UK for GBP140.

                            Back off topic - I also prefer monochrome man, the other picture was way too "in my face".

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                              Re: So where can I get an I Roast 2 for a good pri

                              Originally posted by Mr Macchiato link=1184486387/0#13 date=1184551792
                              Back on topic

                              Would a roaster sourced from the UK work here (plug change obviously). Hasbeen sells them in the UK for GBP140.

                              Back off topic - I also prefer monochrome man, the other picture was way too "in my face".
                              Thats about AU$330. Isnt that a bit exe for the quantities it does, especially when you add the cost of freight and a new plug?

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