2013 Home Barista "Home Roasters" Competition

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That's a lottalotta Gaturiri AB - a NICE buncha coffees.

 

Jan-Feb 2012: The Maintenance Issue

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With the holidays over, we finally have time to stop and take a breath at the Sweet Maria’s warehouse. As I stand on the cusp of the new year assessing and strategizing, I can’t help but notice the yellow stains inside my stainless steel mug.

Behmor Control Panel Explanation

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Josh steps through an explanation of the Behmor control panel. It is not entirely intuitive - but it makes sense if you can bend your brain to a certain kind of logic.

Roasting Basics with the Behmor Home Roaster

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Josh goes through the basics of roasting in a Behmor home roaster with some tips and tricks along the way.

Roasting One Pound of Coffee in a Behmor Home Roaster

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Roasting a Pound of Coffee in a Behmor Home Roaster is possible - what we see often is that folks who have used their Behmor for a while start to lose this ability - so this video has a couple of tips on how to treat the Behmor and keep it roasting a full pound longer - if that is what you are interested in.

Change to Fresh Roast Recommendation

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When we first started selling the Fresh Roast SR 300 and SR 500, we recommended a certain technique for an even roast; namely, to remove the chaff collector and stir the coffee during the initial stages of the roast when the beans are heaviest. It turns out that this results in an inordinate amount of chaff getting sucked back into the base of the roaster (because the fan is drawing in air to cool the roaster) and over time it chokes the unit. Eventually the unit will no longer get hot and the chaff in the base presents a fire hazard.

Nesco Tip Sheet (pdf)

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Publication Date: 
Mon, 2010-11-01
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This Sweet Maria's Tip Sheet is meant as a supplement to the Nesco manual.

Hot Top Roasting Tip Sheet

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Publication Date: 
Mon, 2010-11-01
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Read your owners manual for the HotTop before using. This is a supplemental “tip sheet” ...

Gene Cafe Roaster Tip Sheet (pdf)

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Mon, 2010-11-01
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This Sweet Maria's Tipsheet is meant to supplement the Gene Cafe manual. Be sure to read that as well.

Freshroast SR 300 and SR 500 Tipsheet (pdf)

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Mon, 2010-11-01
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This Sweet Maria's tip sheet is meant to supplement the manual - be sure to read the manual that comes with the roaster.

Behmor 1600 Tip Sheet (pdf)

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Mon, 2010-11-01
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This Sweet Maria's Coffee tip sheet is meant to supplement the manual that comes with the Behmor 1600.

Swissmar Alpenrost Details Page

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Fri, 2000-03-24
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Read your owners manual for the Alpenrost before using. This is a “tip sheet” ...not instructions.

Melitta AromaRoast Coffee Roaster - Tips and Tricks

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Sat, 2000-01-01
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About 1982 Melitta released the first fluid bed coffee roaster designed for widespread use in the U.S. market.

Hearthware Gourmet Details Page

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Sat, 2005-01-01
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After roasting hundreds of batches, there are a couple adjustments I have made to my Hearthware roast chamber.

Hearthware Precision Troubleshooting FAQ

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Sat, 2005-01-01
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Whether you are getting accustomed to a new coffee roaster, or have an old veteran that is wheezing along....

Hearthware Precision Tipsheet

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Sat, 2005-01-01
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Home roasting is fun and you will be amazed how easy it is. Don't be afraid of crackling coffee beans....

Fresh Roast +8 Details Page

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Fri, 2010-01-01
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A new model of the Fresh Roast came out in January 2010 - this is the details page for the older model

Cafe Rosto Details Page

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Sat, 2005-01-01
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Now long discontinued I think - this page is just for reference....

Nesco Details Page

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Fri, 2010-01-01
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The Nesco Coffee Roaster is a home roaster, period. I like this model, and recommend it highly with a few conditions...

HotTop Basic and Programmable Details Page

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Fri, 2010-01-01
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The HotTop Roaster is for those who want larger batches than the air roasters, longer roasts....
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