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65coupe
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Posted Fri Jul 13, 2012, 7:42am
Subject: Can any nut roaster be used for coffee?
 

Thinking about doing some roasting and see some dedicated coffee roasters with a few that seem to be the most popular.

Does coffee have to be roasted in a dedicated machine or will any nut roaster work.
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Posted Fri Jul 13, 2012, 8:20am
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65coupe Said:

Thinking about doing some roasting and see some dedicated coffee roasters with a few that seem to be the most popular.

Does coffee have to be roasted in a dedicated machine or will any nut roaster work.

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Consideration must be provided to the fact that coffee needs a higher temperature to roast, and also produces much more roasting smoke than peanuts.  Furthermore, if you are roasting coffee beans in a perforated drum type peanut roaster you will need to be sure that the perforations are no bigger than 3/16", preferably 5/32".  Anything bigger than 3/16" and beans will either get stuck big time in the perfs, or just fall through them.

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Posted Fri Jul 13, 2012, 6:36pm
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Good info. thx.
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Posted Fri Jul 13, 2012, 7:22pm
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You are welcome.  Some of the old drum peanut roasters are used now for roasting coffee, with the caveats I mentioned.  They are quite nice looking machines.

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Posted Sat Jul 14, 2012, 7:35am
Subject: Re: Can any nut roaster be used for coffee?
 

There is a popular peanut roaster these days on eBay that is billed as suitable for coffee.  It is not.  It is underpowered for coffee roasting and most people seem to be disappointed in it.

 
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Posted Sat Jul 14, 2012, 8:58am
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MGLloyd Said:

There is a popular peanut roaster these days on eBay that is billed as suitable for coffee.  It is not.  It is underpowered for coffee roasting and most people seem to be disappointed in it.

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I think it was called the Roto Roaster.  It was a little machine with an 800 watt (?) heating element, right?  I have a picture of it below.  I don't think it is on eBay any longer.  I remember that the company that was selling it was getting high negatives from people saying it was a very very poor coffee roaster.

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Posted Sun Jul 15, 2012, 8:20pm
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Looks like either the bemor or the gene then.

Is it true that these things (any roaster) have a service life of only a few years? seems a bit low.
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Posted Sat Jul 21, 2012, 6:33am
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CoffeeRoastersClub Said:

You are welcome.  Some of the old drum peanut roasters are used now for roasting coffee, with the caveats I mentioned.  They are quite nice looking machines.

Len

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But expansive !
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Posted Sat Jul 21, 2012, 9:00am
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posbusch Said:

But expansive !

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I have heard that some of the refurbished really old peanut roasters are fetching upwards of $15,000 now.  

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Posted Wed Jul 25, 2012, 9:40am
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