[Homeroast] Another home roaster takes the plunge

Yakster yakster at gmail.com
Wed May 19 00:16:38 CDT 2010

Congratulations, that's great!


On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 9:56 PM, michael brown <disracer at msn.com> wrote:

> I know this a home roasters list.  This is where i started.  I just want
>  to share my excitement with fellow enthusiasts.
> I took my first big
> plunge when i got a 3kilo USRC roaster and leased a small warehouse
> space to start going after wholesale accounts.  That was in January.
> And things have been good.  Every month has trumped the previous month,
> got one really good account (she owns 2 cafes and catering business), a
> few smaller accounts, and more in the works.
> NOW, i've been
> approached to buy a coffee house here in town.  The potential here is
> huge.  I'd move my roaster into the cafe, clear out all nick-knacks they
>  have cluttering the space, simplify the menu, retrain the staff, and
> bring the focus back to coffee.
> I thought i took my biggest risk
> earlier this year when i signed the lease to the warehouse.  But i still
>  work weekends at my "regular" job.  If this deal comes through, NOW
> i'll be taking my biggest risk.  I'd have to quit my job to devote
> myself full time to the cafe and wholesale business.
> My bank is
> looking in to what they could offer me as far as financing, so this
> might not even work out at all if the financing doesn't come through.
> And
>  my roasting began with sweet marias.  It started with the i-Roast 2,
> then the Behmor.  I actually had my first wholesale account with the
> Behmor (my church).  I still read and follow the list and contribute
> when i can.  So if nothing else, this is a letter of thanks.  To Tom
> especially, and to all you who make this list what it is.
> I have no
> idea what God has in store for me next.  It might be to buy and revamp
> this cafe, it might be to be turned down on the financing and focus on
> wholesale, heck it might be to fail entirely in the coffee biz (i sure
> hope not).
> One thing is certain; it's been one heck of a ride and i
> am very blessed to have found a hobby that i might could make a living
> off of.
> Okay now i'm rambling.  it's nearing midnight and i've got
> deliveries in the morning and about 15 pounds to grind.
> Thanks again
> friends!
> God Bless!
> Happy Roasting!
> Michael B
> b'ham, AL
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