[Homeroast] Bonaverde coffee machine

pat at sklenar.info pat at sklenar.info
Mon Dec 2 13:52:58 CST 2013


Thank you Seth, that translates my thoughts into words perfectly!

pat----

On Dec 2, 2013 2:50 PM, Seth Grandeau <grandeau at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> I emailed the guys (but did not join the kickstarter).  They're not looking 
> at Customers like us, who are willing to buy dedicated roasting hardware, 
> they're looking at people who have never been exposed to fresh roasted 
> coffee.  They were talking about a future feature to separate roasting from 
> brewing, so you could roast in advance, but it kills the "gimmick" aspect. 
> I was also concerned about fires and cleaning, but they said that neither 
> were an issue and they've run their test machines through 100s of cycles. 
>
> I'm choosing to think of it this way.  Dedicated consumer roasters, like 
> the Behmor, made roasting an option to people like me, who were not willing 
> to make their own devices.  This is the next logical step to open the 
> homeroasting market to people who weren't willing to try (or knew about) 
> consumer roasters, but who are intrigued by the idea and the approachable 
> price.  If it expands the market for specialty green coffee, all the 
> better, and maybe some of the buyers of these roaster/brewers will 
> "upgrade" to consumer roasters, just like some of us on this mailing list 
> have upgraded to professional roasters.  For me...I'll stick with my Behmor. 
>
>
> On Mon, Dec 2, 2013 at 2:20 PM, Ben Treichel <J.W.Bullfrog at gmail.com> wrote: 
>
> > Also, most of the smell of coffee roasting is not what is expected, and not 
> > very appealing. 
> > 
> > 
> > On Mon, Dec 2, 2013 at 12:48 PM, Neil Harrington 
> > <neildharrington at gmail.com>wrote: 
> > 
> > > Also, I wonder about the the shells of the beans, this is not trivial. 
> > > 
> > > I always have a fair amount of smoke (which I think they said can 
> > resolve, 
> > > but it is still nasty) 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > On Mon, Dec 2, 2013 at 10:32 AM, John Nanci <john at chocolatealchemy.com 
> > > >wrote: 
> > > 
> > > > IMO yes.  They need to rest.  And also, counter to what they claim, 
> > they 
> > > > are not the first to come up with this idea or even prototype.  And 
> > when 
> > > > this was pointed out to them, they either totally ignored it or said 
> > they 
> > > > were the first to try and bring it to production.  I saw a prototype of 
> > > the 
> > > > same three in one machine at an SCAA event a few years back. 
> > > > 
> > > > Alchemist at large 
> > > > John 
> > > > 
> > > > 
> > > > At 04:38 PM 11/27/2013, you wrote: 
> > > > 
> > > >> Interesting device, but shouldn't you let the beans rest before 
> > brewing. 
> > > >> 
> > > >> http://www.coolhunting.com/food-drink/bonaverde-coffee- 
> > > >> machine.php?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed& 
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