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Thread: Behmor AB Coffee Roaster (also known as AB 1600 Plus and 1600 AB plus)

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    Behmor AB Coffee Roaster (also known as AB 1600 Plus and 1600 AB plus)

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    The Behmor AB is making a bit of noise via here, email, social media etc and I thought it was time to post a new thread.

    Firstly and importantly, it does not exist yet!

    Secondly, it's a minor upgrade to meet new EU rules.

    Hand made prototypes of the 220v/230v/240v model are currently going through the certification process in Europe to meet their new electrical noise and safety standards. This roaster has some added insulation, different electrical components and double pane glass in the door to meet those standards.

    This is the vaporware picture currently in BeanBay.




    * The most obvious change is the colour, yes, it's "All Black" (AB).

    * It has a different front handle from both the original USA and AU models.

    * The side circuit board and the front panel use different electronics

    * Roaster usage is the same.


    The current schedule looks like the EU model will get certification about July and the AU electrical standards shortly after.
    We will then build a container load of roasters and have them shipped here.

    ...so September is the best guess at the moment.

    Per the BeanBay listing, please use the [Contact Us] to get added to the Behmor AB notification list. We'll email updates when we have them.

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    With a name like that and as a kiwi rugby fanatic vaguely thinking about a roaster, this looks like a must
    Thanks Andy, will watch with interest
    Cheers
    Dave

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    I did wonder if we needed a or ® or © when we use the AB name and knowing Mr Behm I expect he has already registered the mark somehow (but maybe not in NZ).

    Maybe we'll have a
    Bledisloe special edition to send over the ditch?
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    They won’t be able to sell it as the AB in New Zealand without raising the ire of NZ Rugby. They’re rightfully quite protective of the moniker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeroyC View Post
    They won’t be able to sell it as the AB in New Zealand without raising the ire of NZ Rugby. They’re rightfully quite protective of the moniker.
    Well, I'd doubt that Behmor will re-brand it to meet NZ demands, so people might to (all) grey import it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry O'Speedwagon View Post
    Well, I'd doubt that Behmor will re-brand it to meet NZ demands, so people might to (all) grey import it.
    There’s an NZ distributor that works closely with Andy. I’m sure they’re pondering this issue as we speak.

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    I very much doubt anyone would actually care if it's called "Behmor AB", we'll just keep the meaning secret!

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    They could just call it 'Mor Black'.

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    Behmor Coffee Roaster
    Maybe the special edition Behmor Fifty Shades of Roast packaged with special edition roastwear?


    Behmor Fifty Shades ed..png + Behmor roast wear.jpg

    First and second crack take on a whole new meaning.
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