10/12/10: We created a video that shows a good overview of the roaster:[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHPZE3blbE8&feature=youtu.be[/embed]
|There's finally a home coffee roaster that can truly do a full pound of coffee! That's the most remarkable feature of the new Behmor home coffee roaster. It makes perfect sense for those who want to roast their own coffee once a week, or those who roast coffee for the office, for family, or for gift-giving. It has pre-programmed roast times, heat curves, and an automatic cooling cycle. Best of all, it brings the drum-style coffee roaster down to a more affordable level; at $299 it is nearly half the cost of all other drum coffee roasters on the market.
The Behmor roaster has a strong feature set, but it's not without its quirks. We have composed a thorough review of the machine, with data compiled from months of testing the pre-production model of the roaster. We encourage you to read our review, scan for relevant parts, or at the minimum read our summary comments. Perhaps it seems odd, but we are rather critical of our products, since the goal is to match the right machine to the right person. We do have a .pdf version of the tip sheet we send with the roaster here. And Joe Behm just issued two new pdf sheets with instructions on using the new chaff tray, a Quick Start Guide and Guide to Using the New Chaff Tray.
Interested in what Behmor users are saying about this machine? Check out the Sweet Maria's Coffee Home Roasting Forum for more conversation about this home roasting and other home roasting topics.
The Behmor 1600 features automatic roast curves, pre-programmed roast times (with the ability to override), a smoke-reduction feature, and an automatic cooling cycle.
|Summary of Features:
|We have compiled a 5 page review to help you find out more about the Behmor roaster:
|Roaster dimensions (inches) 17.5Lx10.5Hx12.5D Cubic inches approx. 1850/218 sq. in foot print||Link for online warranty registration: http://www.behmor.com/behmor_register.html|
|Here are a few PDF documents written by Behmor that might interest you: Safety Safeguards, Warranty, and the latest Manual.|
Here are a lot more detailed photos showing different parts of the roaster: