[Homeroast] Number of Homeroasters up? down? the same?

Edward Bourgeois edbourgeois at gmail.com
Wed Nov 9 12:50:14 CST 2011


The experimental/homebuilt roaster activity seems to have been strong
this year. Lots of new and interesting ideas.

On Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 9:34 AM, g paris p <pchforever at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Ed:
>
> Frankly I think home roasters are up and I am basing this on the number of
> new forum members at HRO.
>
> We have grown by 20% plus in the last year with about 1/2 of those new
> members being new to roasting.
>
> I see a huge difference in the movement around the known coffee hot spot
> forums with waves of talk then
> not too much for a bit. Life tends to get in the way of my personal
> interaction on the forums. Having 2 older siblings living
> with me in the boonies takes more of my time then I realized it would.
>
> I talk about roasting all of the time when I am out and about and find a
> very big interest in the subject.
>
> How many actually follow up is a good question. My personal sales from my
> local Country Store is up and I
> sell all that I take leave.
>
> ginny
>
> On Sat, Oct 1, 2011 at 12:01 PM, Edward Bourgeois <edbourgeois at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> There have certainly been changes in the home roasting over the past
>> few years. Some new off the shelf roasters and some nice advances in
>> homebuilt and roaster modifications especially in monitoring and
>> control abilities. Tom and Maria and crew have brought the
>> availability of superb quality greens, information and service to the
>> extreme. The various home coffee lists and forums have built up
>> substantial archives of roasting information making it easier to get
>> started.
>>  But does anyone have some thoughts on the trend numbers of folks
>> homeroasting?
>> Ed
>>
>> --
>> Ed Bourgeois aka farmroast
>> Amherst MA.
>> http://coffee-roasting.blogspot.com/
>>
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Ed Bourgeois aka farmroast
Amherst MA.
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