You will love your vario I think. I do. It is very neat for a grinder and very low retention of grinds. Their support is very good as well.
I could do what I did and made a google map. Pinpoint all the roasters around me and even in places I go to visit, like the coast and the big city. Then when I get there I can look up what is close to me and pick up some coffee and I am keeping notes on what I like best.
If you enjoyed roasting many people here love that. Also that guarantees fresh in just the right amount that you use. I have too many good micro roasters around me to bother roasting and mail order widens that even more. But I could see how roasting would be a great idea if I did not live in the middle of coffee roaster belt.
Buying advice: GRINDER GRINDER GRINDER. Don't cheap out on the grinder. My coffee treasure map... Click Here (maps.google.com)
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