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Behmor 1600 Roaster - Chris Brown's Review
Posted: August 14, 2012, 7:15am
review rating: 5.7
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Behmor 1600 Coffee Roaster
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Karl Denninger 8.89
Al Smith 8.76
Jerry Kalpin 8.50
Endo Smith 8.50
John Walker 8.33

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.6
Manufacturer: Behmor Quality: 10
Average Price: $299.00 Usability: 10
Price Paid: $200.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: Used (CoffeeGeek) :) Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 1 week Overall 10
Writer's Expertise: Professional Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: Amazing little roaster.  Awesomly prices roaster and built well. Only 1lb roaster under $2.500
Positive Product Points

Easy, fun to watch, quiet, consistant roast even though I bought it second hand.  Built like a rock!
A must have for a novice home roaster.

Negative Product Points

Lack of manual control which I knew about it before buying so it doesn't really count.  No other negatives.

Detailed Commentary

I picked this thing up used off of the CoffeeGeek marketplace.  Best $200 I have ever spent.  I can't get over how easy and quiet this machine is.  Profiles cover all bean types.  Impossible not to hear C1 & C2.  Unless you want manual control and want to pay a lot of money for a 1lb roaster ($2,500+) this is the one for you.  Keep in mind that this is a roaster ideal for City - Full City+ roasting.  Vienna, French & Italian roasts may need a bit of tweaking but anything past Vienna your burning off coffee flavor.  

As for price. A new Behmor costs $375 CAD.  This is roughly 3 months of cafe bought daily Jo.  Will pay it self off quickly.

2 Month follow up.
Have been roasting 1/2 lb every 2 weeks without problem.  Roasted 1lb on P1 without issues and plenty of time to spare.  This machine even after cracking it open and cleaning is clearly built to last.  When it dies if it ever does I will buy again without hesitation.

Buying Experience

This is my first non DIY home roaster. :p

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