[Homeroast] Problem: My family wants my roasted coffee

tmcvay at hawaii.rr.com tmcvay at hawaii.rr.com
Mon Sep 13 10:34:23 CDT 2010

Kevin it is a wonderful thing when a friend or relative tastes what 
a good cup of coffee can be, of course they want more! I find that 
many of them just don't understand that it isn't magic and that they 
not only can have the joy of drinking good coffee, but creating it 
themselves. Offer to show them how, offer to accompany them on the path
and you have helped to create an artist instead of an addict. ;-)

---- 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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