[Homeroast] Problem: My family wants my roasted coffee

Sergio Kusevitzky sergio_kuse at yahoo.com
Mon Sep 13 11:19:18 CDT 2010

It happened to me also 2.5 years ago. There was no practical way to convince 
them to roast by themselves.
Therefore I upgraded from my Alpenroast to the Maggiolino: 
http://salestores.com/coffeetechma.html (I paid 2K$ buying from the 

I have now much more fun. I roast 4-5 different types per session to get 4-5lbs. 
(1-1.5 hour)
There is enough coffee to generate interesting blends!
When my family/friends ask for more... it is just perfect for me to have a 
special session for them!

In my case... I gave up and upgraded!


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From: Kevin Ford <kmford at gmail.com>
To: Sweet Marias Home Roast List <homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>
Sent: Mon, September 13, 2010 4:07:15 PM
Subject: [Homeroast] Problem: My family wants my roasted coffee

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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