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Caffe Rosto Coffee Roaster - Ron Maret's Review
Posted: October 25, 2004, 7:18pm
review rating: 5.5
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C Becker 8.60
Dane Latham 8.00
McKenna Ross 7.63
E M Long 7.62
Deward Hastings 7.43

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 7.8
Manufacturer: Brightway Quality: 7
Average Price: $150.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $119.95 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Burnmancoffee Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 1 week Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: Just starting Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: Highy recommended for a beginner
Positive Product Points

Very easy to use for a beginner
Easy to see the color of the beans
Good capacity
New design with higher wattage and better voltage control

Negative Product Points

Sensitive to weight/volume

Detailed Commentary

Received earlier today and so far I have done three roasts.  It seems to be very sensitive to the amount of beans processed.  First batch used 6 oz. of Kenya AA roasted for 7.5 minutes, looks pretty dark to me.  Second batch 6 oz. of Kenya AA roasted for 6 minutes, uneven browning of the beans.  Third roast 4.8 oz. of Kauai roasted for 6 minutes, very nice color.  

I couldn't wait any longer to try a batch so I ground a couple of scoops from the second batch and WOW!  I am truly amazed at the flavor and this was without waiting for the beans to rest the proper amount of time.  I have been an avid fan of Gevalia coffee for the past two years and this was at the very least the equal of anything I have received from them.  I am very impressed with the results on my first attempt.   I am recording my batches and hope to learn how to make repetitive batches with the same results.  On the last batch I used the rocking motion described by others to help with a more even roast.  This seems to help a lot with the evenness of the roast.

I measured 118 volts before starting the machine and 116 volts with the machine running.

This is a wonderful website with excellent information to help a beginner (Thank all of you).

Buying Experience

Purchased from Burman Coffee.  I called them on the phone and they were extremely helpful.  Excellent service and delivery.

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