[Homeroast] Problem: My family wants my roasted coffee

Jim Couch ravskau at gmail.com
Mon Sep 13 09:31:49 CDT 2010


tell 'em okay but you gotta pay and get a second Behmor........or mybe even
2.
It isn't a commercial roaster but then you aren't talking commercial amounts
just more than you could handle with one Behmor.

On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 9:07 AM, Kevin Ford <kmford at gmail.com> wrote:

> Longtime lurker here.
>
> What do you all do when your friends and family taste your roasted
> coffee and want it on a regular basis? I have a Behmor and have
> roasted in the neighborhood of 250-300 lbs in the 2.5 years I've been
> doing this. No problems. I do 4-5 lbs a week now, but I could be
> looking at a demand of 10-15 lbs / week or more if really followed up
> with people who expressed serious interest (e.g. comments like "I
> would pay you for this").
>
> Without a doubt, I don't want to start a business, but what's the next
> step up in capacity with out laying the unjustifiable sums for a USRC
> unit? Grill roasting with a large drum? Will I get the same quality as
> what I get from the Behmor? Tell my friends and family I can't do it?
> Charge more than cost to build funds for a larger roaster? Tell them
> no and to buy from a local professional roaster? I'm sure some of you
> have dealt with this. What worked?
>
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