Banished Home-Roaster? Meet the Behmor.

Banished Home-Roaster? Meet the Behmor.

In Vermont, it’s said, there’s nine months of winter and three months’ rough sledding. While that’s fine for skiing and snowmobiling and such, it can put a real damper on the aspirations of the dedicated home coffee roaster, banished to the...

Bigger, better, badder, more…

I have never been content for terribly long. This is a part of my character, such as it is. It’s shown itself, over the years, in my tastes for cars, computers, and electronic gadgets of all stripes… in other words: stuff. [It has decidedly not shown...

A Visit to Riley’s Coffee

What you notice first is how quiet it is. At 400 plus pounds of iron and brass, chrome and enameled steel, it’s quieter in operation than any of the tiny air-roasters I own. I’m at Riley’s Coffee in Fairview Heights, Il, in the company of Barry...

Gourmet vs. Freshroast, Part II of II

Compared to the Freshbeans Freshroast, the Hearthware Gourmet is, by just about any measure, a cut above. Its larger capacity, its method of roasting, and its chaff collection system are superior. So why have I found it so onerous to get good results? The...
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