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tonini
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Posted Sun Oct 20, 2013, 10:23am
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anyone familiar with cafecoffees? i was just about sold on a hottop b till i saw this online. looks rather interesting but never heard of this company. anyone have any input, advice or experience?
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Posted Mon Oct 21, 2013, 8:38am
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tonini Said:

anyone familiar with cafecoffees? i was just about sold on a hottop b till i saw this online. looks rather interesting but never heard of this company. anyone have any input, advice or experience?

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  1. I never heard of them until your post, and did some quick research;
  2. The overwhelming internet feedback paints a dismal picture.  Complaints include shoddy construction, cheap components, non-functionality, safety issues, non-responsive customer service, lack of warranty, etc.;
  3. If you have no desire to waste money, coupled with any sort of instinct for self preservation... DON'T BUY;
  4. Identify and narrow your goals.  Typically, 1kg and a 250g roasters serve different needs; and
  5. Don't be "first." Choose your first roaster from those which have a successful track record and enough users so that you can get specific help when you need it.  If you've already decided on an entry-level but high-quality, electric drum, your best choices are probably limited to Gene, HotTop, and Quest -- but you can enlarge the list to include Behmor (low initial investment, reasonable quality).    

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Posted Mon Oct 21, 2013, 2:39pm
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I could not find anything at all so I posted a thread. I was basically sold on a hottop. It's a personal roaster with the control or simmilar to of the b but large quantity.  This was very attractive from a price point.
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