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    Popcorn Popper @ Target

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Hello all...

    I use a popcorn popper to roast small batches of Robusta to blend with other CS bean varieties to give that extra kick to the palate. Unfortunately, our popcorn popper died the other day (irreparable) so went on the search for a suitable new one.
    Found the one pictured below at our local Target store and as it turns out, performs brilliantly straight out of the box - No mod's needed.

    Tried with 80g of beans first up (which is half my normal batch size for Robusta these days) at which the popper coped with ease. The addition of a chimney, etc would probably help for those who like to roast slightly larger batches, coupled with initial stirring until enough weight loss has been achieved but the fan fitted to these is quite strong and provides plenty of air movement.

    Anyway, thought it may be of interest to other CSers. Here's the details below...

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    Bargain at $19 too, a great low-risk, low investment for people to start their home roasting journey.
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    Thanks for the heads up Mal. Although, as someone who has recently become addicted to home roasting on a Corretto, this is the last thing I need to know exists. I must resist the temptation to now start doing mini roasts too
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    Behmor Coffee Roaster
    Haha...

    As mentioned though, I only use it for roasting small Robusta batches to add with various Arabica blends later on down the track.
    Have to do this as the Robusta requires a completely different approach in order to get the best out of 'em.
    Quite some time ago, tried adding them in with various Arabica batches pre-roast, but this doesn't do much for me in the end result. Sometimes, by the time I'm nearly finished one of these batches, only then does the Robusta start to make its presence felt, in the cup. Roasting separately a week ahead of my Arabica batches, blending them after that and then waiting another week or so, I get the best of the Robusta right from the first brew...

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