This kit includes
- Freshroast SR500
- 4 or 8 Pound Green Coffee Sampler (Regular, Decaf, or Espresso)
- Ten 1/4 pound valve bags for storing your roasted coffee
- Sweet Maria's Roast Log to record your roasts
Add for an additional cost:
- Hario Slim Mill (additional cost)
- Book: Home Coffee Roasting Roasting: Romance and Revival (additional cost)
The Fresh Roast is a good choice for folks who want to get started with a machine that controls the heat, length of roast and it agitates the beans for you.
The Fresh Roast is easy to use, quiet, quick and a great value. It's the ideal roaster for a 1-person coffee drinking household (okay, there's enough for two folks). If you are new to roasting, this is a great place to start, and if you move up to a larger machine, people have found the Fresh Roast to be a great back-up machine. The roast time is about 7 minutes for a Full City (medium-dark) roast, with a 3 minute cool-down cycle. The Fresh Roast SR 500 has a 1/2 cup capacity, but for best agitation we prefer to use less, more like 1/3 cup (90 grams). Here's Tom's thoughts on how to best use the roaster on the details page.
If you don't have a coffee grinder, home roasting your coffee means you will need one, so we offer the option of a Hario Slim Mill, a great ergonomic ceramic burr mill that is great for home use and travel.
Every roaster we sell ships with a tip sheet. Download the Freshroast SR500 Tip Sheet Here.
|Batch Size||4 oz (90 grams) yielding about 3.5 oz (78 grams) of roasted coffee|
|Control||Fan speed adjustment dial. Switch to set heat at high/,medium/low. Digital timer.|
|Roast Time||4-8 minutes|
|Heating Source||electric element|
|Height/Width/Depth||11.5" x 7" x 7.5"|
|Volts/Watts||110v / 1500w|
|Weight||The SR500 weighs 4.65 pounds|
|Pros||The SR500 is a great, dependable roaster; Included roast log will help you learn more with every batch; The Slim Mill is light, portable and durable|
|Cons||You are restricted to smaller batch sizes with the SR500; The Slim Mill requires a little work to make a few cups.|
|Warranty||The SR500 has a full 1 year warranty on the Base Unit. 6 month warranty on the Chaff Collector, Top Cap and Basket. Warranty void if used outside of North America.|