The Behmor 1600 Plus is a drum roaster with smoke suppression technology and a batch size of up to a pound at a time. This roaster has several pre-programmed roast profiles but can also be used manually.
The Behmor 1600 Plus home coffee roaster is a simple, easy to use unit that roasts up to a pound at a time. It includes a free 8 pound green coffee sampler with coffees from different origins. Choose from 'regular': coffees good for traditional brewing methods, or 'espresso': coffees good for espresso preparation and darker roasting. 'Espresso' sampler option may contain some blends and some single origin coffees.
It has pre-programmed roast profiles and an automatic cooling cycle. If you want more control over your roast, you can roast in manual mode to control the temperature and drum speed. At any time, you can view the temperatures of the inside the roasting chamber and the exhaust vent.
The dual-use buttons can be a little confusing so we made a cheat sheet to help you out. CLICK HERE to check it out.
This roaster makes perfect sense for those who want to roast larger batches than what most other home roasters can produce.
The 1600 Plus has a strong feature set and is backed by Behmor's excellent customer service. We really want to match the right machine to the right person so it's important that you research as much as possible. If you want the DIY and hands-on experience, the Behmor may not be for you. Although you can see the beans roasting through the window on the door and smell some of the smoke and steam that sneaks past the smoke removal system, you won't be able to get that up-close experience that you would with a popcorn popper or the FreshRoast. The cooling cycle works great but you need to anticipate the end of your roast time since it takes a while for the machine to get down to room temperature.
The Behmor is rated at 120v. If you live in a country with 220v oulets, using an adaptor won't work. Behmors are tested before they leave the factory, so if you see a little discoloration of the grill protecting the heating elements of your brand new roaster, this is a good thing. It's a sign of quality control. This is the latest version Behmor roaster with the updated control panel, matte finish, improved fans, improved small grid drum and low-profile chaff collector.
The smoke reduction feature makes it a pleasure to use indoors. Keep in mind though, it is not 100% smoke free. There will be some smoke and aroma coming from the machine when roasting larger, darker batches, and when opening the door after your roast is complete.
Already own an older model Behmor and want to take advantage of the manual features only available on the Behmor Plus? Don't worry, you can always upgrade your machine by installing an upgrade panel.
Every roaster ships with a tip sheet.
Does drum speed matter? It sure does. Check out the video above to see.
|Batch Size||16 oz|
|Control||Keypad with 4 pre-programmed roast times and 5 power level profiles|
|Roast Time||8-25 min. Varies by weight|
|Heating Source||Halogen heating elements|
|Dimensions||12.5 x 17.5 x 10.5|
|Warranty||1 year warranty. Parts available after warranty from Behmor.|
|Cons||Internal cooling, Limited visibility, Not good for darker roasts|
|Pros||Can roast up to a full pound, Durable, Easy to use and clean, Economical way to get started drum roasting, Quiet, easy to hear the cracks|
|Volts/Watts||120v / 1630w|