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  1. A Look at  Flores Manu Lalu as Espresso

    A Look at Flores Manu Lalu as Espresso

    Wet process Flores makes fantastic single origin espresso. Have a look at our cupping notes.

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  2. A Guide to Air Roasters

    A Guide to Air Roasters

    When blowing hot air gives you solid results

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  3. Behmor Espresso Roast Profile: Peru FTO Don Rigoberto

    Behmor Espresso Roast Profile: Peru FTO Don Rigoberto

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  4. How to Roast Coffee (circa 1850) !

    How to Roast Coffee (circa 1850) !

    When roasting at home was the primary method, and buying from a shop was your plan b !

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  5. The Golden Bean Bronze Medal Bullet Profile

    The Golden Bean Bronze Medal Bullet Profile

    Check out Julio's award winning profile.

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  6. Behmor Roast Profile: Burundi Kayanza Gahahe

    Behmor Roast Profile: Burundi Kayanza Gahahe

    Taking the "light and bright" approach to roasting Burundi Gahahe on the Behmor 1600+

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  7. Roasting Different Batch Sizes of Burundi on the Behmor 1600+

    Roasting Different Batch Sizes of Burundi on the Behmor 1600+

    What happens when you roast a coffee to the same roast level but at different rates of development?

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  8. Behmor Roast Profile: Burundi Kayanza Dusangirijambo Coop

    Behmor Roast Profile: Burundi Kayanza Dusangirijambo Coop

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  9. Live Stream: Intro to Home Roasting

    Live Stream: Intro to Home Roasting

    Roasting with an electric popcorn popper is easy! Watch our online, interactive demo on 9/6 and we'll show you how.

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  10. Roasting Flores Gunung Gedha on a Popcorn Popper and Quest M3s

    Roasting Flores Gunung Gedha on a Popcorn Popper and Quest M3s

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  11. Coffee Roasting Demo at The Berkeley Public Library

    Coffee Roasting Demo at The Berkeley Public Library

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    Coffee Roasting Basics: Nerd Nite Silicon Valley 6/25

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Product Guide: Drum Roasters

Product Guide: Drum Roasters

Nov. 29, 2017

Drum roasters have longer roast times compared to air roasters but their roast profiles have more in common with much larger commercial machines. Since they don't require a fan powerful enough to agitate the bean mass, drum roasters can usually roast more coffee and are more durable.

 

Behmor 1600+- Behmor roasters continue to be our most popular roaster and we are always pleased with Behmor's product innovations and customer support. This roaster's strong point is that it can roast up to a pound. A batch size this large can't be done by any other home roaster.

 

Hottop - Hottops have a 9oz capacity and do a great job of mimicking the behavior of a commercial roaster. This is due to most of the heat being transferred to the coffee from the rotating drum and the fast cooling of the perforated cooling tray. They come in two different models. The "Basic" and the "2K+" which has more control options like the ability to connect the roaster to computer software.

 

Gene Cafe' - Ask anyone who roasts with a Gene and they'll tell you it roasts great coffee and has an incredible build quality. The downside is that you will have to find a way to route the smoke out of your roasting area. The good news is that the exhuast port is just asking to be fitted with a small dryer hose that can be routed to a window or hood vent. Red or black...you choose. Gene Cafe's are back in stock and ready to ship.