This kit includes:
- A Behmor 1600 Drum Coffee Roaster
- 8 Pound Green Coffee Sampler (Your choice of regular, decaf or beans suitable for espresso.)
- Ten 8oz valve bags for storing your roasted coffee
- Sweet Maria's Roast Log for recording your roasts
Add for an additional cost:
- Book: Home Coffee Roasting: Romance and Revival (additional cost)
- Baratza Encore burr mill (additonal cost)
You could buy all these things ala cart from the website - this kit just lumps them together.
The Behmor home coffee roaster is a simple, easy to use unit with a smoke reduction feature that makes it a pleasure to use indoors. The larger batch size (compared to air roasters) makes perfect sense for those who want to roast their own coffee once a week, or those who roast coffee for the office, for family, or for gift-giving. It has pre-programmed roast times, heat curves, and an automatic cooling cycle.
Best of all, it brings the drum-style coffee roaster down to a more affordable level; at $299 it is nearly half the cost of all other drum coffee roasters on the market.
The Behmor roaster has a strong feature set, but it's not without its quirks. We have composed a thorough extended review of the machine, with data compiled from months of testing the pre-production model of the roaster. We encourage you to read our review, scan for relevant parts, or at the minimum read our summary comments. Perhaps it seems odd, but we are rather critical of our products, since the goal is to match the right machine to the right person.
This is the latest version Behmor with matte finish, improved fans, improved small grid drum and low-profile chaff collector.
Every roaster ships with a tip sheet. Download the Behmor Tip Sheet Here.
|Batch Size||Up to 16 oz (460 grams), yielding 13.6 oz (386 grams) of roasted coffee|
|Control||Keypad with 4 pre-programmed roast times and 5 power level profiles|
|Roast Time||8-25min Varies by weight|
|Heating Source||Halogen heating elements|
|Height/Width/Depth||12.5 x 17.5 x 10.5|
|Volts/Watts||120v / 1630w|
|Pros||It can roast up to a pound. Quiet, easy to hear the cracks. Easy to use and clean. Durable. Economical way to get started drum roasting.|
|Cons||Not good for darker roasts. Limited visibility. Must use pre-programmed profiles. Internal cooling.|
|Warranty||1 year manufacturer's warranty. Parts available after warranty from Behmor.|