Easy to use home roaster. Fresh roasted coffee makes all the difference!
Positive Product Points
Very easy to use and clean up.
Negative Product Points
Small roast amount (but since the roasts go quickly you can easily roast a fair amount in a short time.)
This is the first time I‘ve tried home roasting. When I purchased my Livia 90 Espresso machine I ordered some Espresso blend beans from Espresso Vivace. The beans were delivered three days after roasting and after trying them in the Livia and in my press pot I realized how stale my Starbucks, Peets, etc. coffee really was.
Home Roasting also has allowed me to try a lot of different coffees and roast levels. The Precision is incredibly easy to use (though you can get as scientific as you want with it) and it offers a great view of the beans while roasting so you can judge when to stop roasting (or you can have the Precisions roast profiler do this for you.)
I have not experienced any of the problems other people have with thier Precisions. I would not say that this is a pro level unit as far as construction goes (looks and feels fairly flimsy..made of plastic with some metal and glass) but for $120 you can‘t really do better.
I would also say that what a difference a day makes when roasting your own coffee. Letting the roasted coffee sit for a day or two makes a huge difference in the aroma and taste of the coffee. At first I noticed no aroma from a fresh roast straight out of the Precision...but a day later the aroma and taste was incredible! Highly recommended.