Logan's thread about coffee nerdom has me thinking. Does anyone out there in CigFed land roast their own coffee?
I'm thinking of doing it. I have a friend nearby that roasts his own with a Behmor 1600. I figure I can get consistently good coffee for far less than what I pay now.
Hell yeah. 6 or 7 years now with a Behmor 1600.
From that can I infer the unit has been reliable? If I sink the money in I want it to last a good long while. What preventative care do you take? Where do you source your beans?
Super reliable. You need to clean it out after around 20 roasts or so. I was getting my green beans from a green bean buying club, but shipping rates and the USD to CAD has made that a no go.
Now I get my beans from a place out of Ontario greenbeanery.ca
My local friend who roasts uses myhappymug.com A pound of Ethiopian Yergacheffe Kochere natural is 6.32. Not sure if that's good or not. Still learning!
That seems like a decent enough per pound cost to me.
I bet that makes the kitchen smell good...
Ehhh... coffee when it's roasting has a unique smell that does not smell like roasted coffee you are grinding.
Smells kind of like burning popcorn.