Our Valued Sponsor
OpinionsConsumer ReviewsGuides and How TosCoffeeGeek ReviewsResourcesForums
Members: Buy, Sell and Trade
FS: Sonofresco coffee roaster **SOLD**
Stefano's Espresso Care
Repair - Parts - Sales
Factory Authorized &
Trained Technician
www.espressocare.com
 
Not Logged in: Log In to Postlog in
New Topics updated topics   New Posts new posts   Unanswered Posts new unanswered  
Search Discussion Board search   Discussion Board FAQ faq   Signup sign up  
Discussions > Members > Buy and Sell > FS: Sonofresco...  
view previous topic | view next topic | view all topics
showing page 1 of 2 last page next page
Author Messages
benpiff
Senior Member
benpiff
Joined: 5 Feb 2010
Posts: 295
Location: Portland, OR
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: RocketR58,GrimacMini,Elli
Grinder: LSM FK Conical, Vario
Roaster: Sonofresco 1lb, Behmor
Posted Wed Dec 19, 2012, 5:14pm
Subject: FS: Sonofresco coffee roaster **SOLD**
 

Sold

Hi guys, I have two of these roasters but can't afford to keep them both. The one I'm selling just got refurbished at the Sonofresco factory in Burlington WA, and was deemed to be a great running example by the main designer and technician. Nice cosmetic condition, eye catching red case, very portable. It roasts with propane and is extremely to use, monitor roast temp on the fly, 9 different present settings mean a variety of consistent roast levels are possible. Also in early 2013 Sonofresco will be introducing a backwards compatible control board upgrade which will allow the user to monitor and create custom profiles wirelessly from their computer! I can't wait for this. This roaster easily handles 1.5lb batches and can run all day netting you more than 40 pounds.

Listing Details
Asking / Suggested Price: 2000
Seller Name: Ben Piff
Seller Location: Portland, OR
Sale Type: For Sale

 
www.oldparkedcars.com
back to top
 View Profile Visit website Contact via AOL Instant Messenger Contact via MSN Messenger Link to this post
livin
Senior Member
livin
Joined: 24 May 2005
Posts: 291
Location: Arizona
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Isomac Millinum
Grinder: Mazzer Mini E
Vac Pot: French Press!
Drip: people drink this?
Roaster: Riviera Coffee, Chandler AZ
Posted Wed Dec 19, 2012, 8:11pm
Subject: Re: FS: Sonofresco coffee roaster in Portland OR
 

40lbs of roasted beans per day... yup, definitely a "home" item.
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
benpiff
Senior Member
benpiff
Joined: 5 Feb 2010
Posts: 295
Location: Portland, OR
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: RocketR58,GrimacMini,Elli
Grinder: LSM FK Conical, Vario
Roaster: Sonofresco 1lb, Behmor
Posted Wed Dec 19, 2012, 9:30pm
Subject: Re: FS: Sonofresco coffee roaster in Portland OR
 

Well I didn't buy them to roast that much, but I know some will find that option valuable. I bought a pair (but can't afford to keep both) with that upcoming upgrade in mind :) I think that's going to make them a real game changer, because every other roaster above the Behmor does smaller batches. This is the perfect size to roast for friends or special events.

 
www.oldparkedcars.com
back to top
 View Profile Visit website Contact via AOL Instant Messenger Contact via MSN Messenger Link to this post
IMAWriter
Senior Member
IMAWriter
Joined: 4 Jul 2002
Posts: 5,689
Location: Brentwood, TN
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Bezzera Strega
Grinder: Forte, Preciso/Esatto, KyM...
Vac Pot: Adcraft SS, Yama 8 cup
Drip: Brazen, Kalita, Chemex,...
Roaster: Behmor 1600, CO/UFO combo
Posted Wed Dec 19, 2012, 9:49pm
Subject: Re: FS: Sonofresco coffee roaster in Portland OR
 

Ben, would you mind posting a picture?
I'm sure some might be curious to see a fluid bed roaster.

 
Rob J (LMWDP #187)
My Music Production web site:
www.robertjason.com
back to top
 View Profile Visit website Link to this post
benpiff
Senior Member
benpiff
Joined: 5 Feb 2010
Posts: 295
Location: Portland, OR
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: RocketR58,GrimacMini,Elli
Grinder: LSM FK Conical, Vario
Roaster: Sonofresco 1lb, Behmor
Posted Wed Dec 19, 2012, 10:37pm
Subject: Re: FS: Sonofresco coffee roaster in Portland OR
 

You bet. Here's a quick photo and video of it being tested after service at the factory last week. The tech roasted the beans a lot darker than I tend to, but man does it work for this blend! I'm also resting two great looking roasts, so if anyone would like to see photos of the final product, let me know.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-TWqcTGG3GWo/UNKi WnXES0I/AAAAAAAAUZk/MgikD6a5MDM/s640/sonofresco.jpg
click here for photo
click here for video

 
www.oldparkedcars.com
back to top
 View Profile Visit website Contact via AOL Instant Messenger Contact via MSN Messenger Link to this post
germantownrob
Senior Member
germantownrob
Joined: 2 Dec 2007
Posts: 2,132
Location: Philadelphia
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Duetto 3, A Dead Oscar
Grinder: Vario-W, Preciso w/Esatto,...
Drip: Brazen
Roaster: Diedrich IR-1, HT B
Posted Thu Dec 20, 2012, 8:35am
Subject: Re: FS: Sonofresco coffee roaster in Portland OR
 

livin Said:

40lbs of roasted beans per day... yup, definitely a "home" item.

Posted December 19, 2012 link

My roaster will do 80lbs in a ten hour period if I work like a robot and 60 if I work like a human. I have never done more then 25lbs in one session but I regularly do 10-15lbs a session twice a month, I will more then likely roast 40-50lbs from now until the new year, so for some of us these are home roasters.
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
JonR10
Senior Member
JonR10
Joined: 26 Apr 2004
Posts: 10,376
Location: Houston, Texas
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: E61 Legend, Livietta,...
Grinder: Robur, B-Vario-W
Vac Pot: Hario Tabletop, Yama...
Drip: Technivorm
Roaster: 1-lb US Roaster, Behmor 1600
Posted Thu Dec 20, 2012, 9:38am
Subject: Re: FS: Sonofresco coffee roaster in Portland OR
 

germantownrob Said:

...so for some of us these are home roasters.

Posted December 20, 2012 link

Roger that :-)
Some of us use professional grade espresso machines and coffee brewers in the home as well.  

I purchased a used 1-lb sample roaster for more than twice the asking price of this Sonofresco.  If I worked all day with it then I could easily roast 20 or 30 pounds, but most of my roasting sessins are 3 to 5 pounds (once per week).  For me, it's a home roaster, and I love it.  

For an avid enthusiast, a professional grade roaster can be a serious step change for the home coffee experience.

 
Jon Rosenthal
Houston, TX
back to top
 View Profile Visit website Link to this post
yakster
Senior Member
yakster
Joined: 25 Feb 2009
Posts: 1,013
Location: San Jose, CA
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Gaggia Factory / La Peppina...
Grinder: Vario / Kyocera
Vac Pot: Yama 8 + Pyrex Lox-in Rod
Drip: Brazen / Kalita / Chemex /...
Roaster: Behmor
Posted Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:53am
Subject: Re: FS: Sonofresco coffee roaster in Portland OR
 

Of the coffee forums that I frequent, I've seen the most user posts for the Sonofresco roasters on the Green Coffee Buying Club site, including a tips and tricks thread.

 
-Chris

LMWDP # 272
back to top
 View Profile Visit website Link to this post
calblacksmith
Moderator
calblacksmith
Joined: 25 Nov 2007
Posts: 7,474
Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A.
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: ECM Vene. A1, La Cimbali M32
Grinder: Azkoyen Capriccio, Major
Vac Pot: 40s era Silex
Drip: Msl. Com. brewers
Roaster: gave it a try, decided no
Posted Thu Dec 20, 2012, 5:17pm
Subject: Re: FS: Sonofresco coffee roaster in Portland OR
 

If my finances were different, that roaster would be sold. To me!
I do not want to fart around with less than about 5 pound lots, that would be a perfect roaster for me.

Well, I can keep dreaming anyway.

EDIT do you take payments or lay away LOL!
Say $ 100 a month for twenty months????? :D

 
In real life, my name is
Wayne P.
Anything I post is personal opinion and is only worth as much as anyone else's personal opinion. YMMV!

Feed the newbs, starve the trolls and above all enjoy what you drink!
back to top
 View Profile Visit website Link to this post
bvalente
Senior Member


Joined: 22 Dec 2012
Posts: 1
Location: sherman oaks
Expertise: I live coffee

Posted Sat Dec 22, 2012, 1:56pm
Subject: Re: FS: Sonofresco coffee roaster in Portland OR
 

Hi Ben,

this looks like a gas line fueled roaster, correct?

also do you ship? I'm in CA


Thanks

Brian
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
showing page 1 of 2 last page next page
view previous topic | view next topic | view all topics
Discussions > Members > Buy and Sell > FS: Sonofresco...  
New Topics updated topics   New Posts new posts   Unanswered Posts new unanswered     Search Discussion Board search   Discussion Board FAQ faq   Signup sign up  
Not Logged in: Log In to Postlog in
Discussions Quick Jump:
Symbols: New Posts= New Posts since your last visit      No New Posts= No New Posts since last visit     Go to most recent post= Newest post
Forum Rules:
No profanity, illegal acts or personal attacks will be tolerated in these discussion boards.
No commercial posting of any nature will be tolerated; only private sales by private individuals, in the "Buy and Sell" forum.
No SEO style postings will be tolerated. SEO related posts will result in immediate ban from CoffeeGeek.
No cross posting allowed - do not post your topic to more than one forum, nor repost a topic to the same forum.
Who Can Read The Forum? Anyone can read posts in these discussion boards.
Who Can Post New Topics? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post new topics.
Who Can Post Replies? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post replies.
Can Photos be posted? Anyone can post photos in their new topics or replies.
Who can change or delete posts? Any CoffeeGeek member can edit their own posts. Only moderators can delete posts.
Probationary Period: If you are a new signup for CoffeeGeek, you cannot promote, endorse, criticise or otherwise post an unsolicited endorsement for any company, product or service in your first five postings.
Quick Mill Andreja
Best bang for the buck in E-61 Espresso Machines.  In stock, free shipping, 2 yr warranty!
cupandbrew.com
Home | Opinions | Consumer Reviews | Guides & How Tos | CoffeeGeek Reviews | Resources | Forums | Contact Us
CoffeeGeek.com, CoffeeGeek, and Coffee Geek, along with all associated content & images are copyright ©2000-2014 by Mark Prince, all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Content, code, and images may not be reused without permission. Usage of this website signifies agreement with our Terms and Conditions. (0.316231966019)
Privacy Policy | Copyright Info | Terms and Conditions | CoffeeGeek Advertisers | RSS | Find us on Google+