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FreshRoast Roaster - David Morcos's Review
Posted: December 22, 2005, 9:16am
review rating: 4.7
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Arrow The FreshRoast Roaster has 68 Reviews
Arrow The FreshRoast Roaster has been rated 8.29 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
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Jon Stout 9.50
Arnie Quinn 9.00
Steve Pacenka 9.00
Jerry Kalpin 9.00
Joseph Hession 8.75

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.2
Manufacturer: Fresh Beans Inc. Quality: 7
Average Price: $75.00 Usability: 9
Price Paid: $68.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: Burmans Aesthetics 7
Owned for: 1 month Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: Makes roasting fun, with a very inexpensive roaster that is eay to use and works very well.
Positive Product Points

Easy to use.
Easy to Clean.
Inexpensive for first timers that just want to test the water.
Good warranty and very good support.

Negative Product Points

Roast batch is limited to 64 grams if you want to get the beans to move like they should.

Detailed Commentary

I have the FreshRoast +8.
Just to be fair, I am using a 20 amp Variac with this roaster. I find it very easy to use and repeatability is not an issue with me. I have also installed a $8 analog dial probe thermometer that goes down into the roasting chamber to about where the beans end up at the final stage of the roast.
I drink coffee only and brew with a French Press, a bodum columbia.  My roasts are taken into 8.5 to 9.5 minutes that get me the City+ thru the Full City+ ranges .
I have also purchased a second chamber so I could do back to back roasting with less than 10 minutes cooling time.
If you want to take the plunge into roasting, this is definitely recommended . Easy to hear the first crack and 2nd on most beans.
I used to buy my coffee freshly roasted and it was wonderful. Now it is just WOW.

Buying Experience

Shipping was very fast, and the price was the best at the time.

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