I saw this roaster when browsing the web because i am looking to upgrade roasters. im currently using a gene cafe and a swissmar alp.
I have yet to find a bad review about someone who has used it. However, I am wary of spending 1000$ on a roaster that looks pretty primitive in terms of it being a steel drum, rotisserie oven, and a fan.
Btw, i am looking at the JavaPro-Crc 5Lb. commercial w/ PID
Is this also how commercial drum roasters roast beans?
I am basically looking for the negatives of the roasters vs the positives which i have already seen (to some extent)
I am also open to any advice in the direction of another roaster within the same price range of $800-1500 that can roast at least two pound if not more.
oldgearhead Senior Member Joined: 25 Jan 2010 Posts: 382 Location: Go Colts! Expertise: I like coffee
Grinder: Virtuoso by Baratza Drip: Chemex,Dilongi DCM900 Roaster: 1/2K Fluid-bed
Posted Sat Jul 21, 2012, 7:54am Subject: Re: Looking for Info on JavaPro Crc
I have five thoughts: 1) None of the commercial roasters, I know, use this roaster. They use gas. 2) Len (CRC) is a good engineer with vast coffee roasting knowledge. 4) My 500 gram, 1500 watt, electric,one-pound, home-built, fluid-bed cost me $510 + several hours of labor.. 5) Two to five pound for under 1K USD = gas BBQ/drum.
I did a lot of research on commercial roasters before getting the IR-1. The problem with the Toper Cafemino is that it has no heat control for gas or the electric version. The problem with the IR-1 nowadays is the price increase, costs as much as the IR-2.5.
If your intention is to sell roasts then I recommend going bigger then a 1kg machine, 6.6 pounds of green per hour is a lot of work for very little return. Excellent size for personal use or profiling when paired with a larger machine.
BTW I love my Ir-1, I can produce all the coffe my house needs plus take care of friends and family.
hankua Senior Member Joined: 29 Aug 2009 Posts: 237 Location: Jacksonville, Florida Expertise: Just starting
Espresso: Salvatore One Black Grinder: Pharos,Rossi RR45OD, Lido,... Drip: CCD Roaster: Yang-Chia 800n
Posted Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:21am Subject: Re: Looking for Info on JavaPro Crc
The Hand Cranked Roaster might be worth looking into. I've had some communication with a customer of Lloyd (builder in DFW) who's selling at a market. You can find it on YouTube; it's all carbon steel and heavy, uses a propane burner underneath and has no motor (can be modded with a motor). He sells on eBay and is in your price range; it's a part time thing for Lloyd and he only sells a few every year. On Ebay he's "lloyddster".
Symbols: = New Posts since your last visit = No New Posts since last visit = Newest post
Forum Rules: No profanity, illegal acts or personal attacks will be tolerated in these discussion boards. No commercial posting of any nature will be tolerated; only private sales by private individuals, in the "Buy and Sell" forum. No SEO style postings will be tolerated. SEO related posts will result in immediate ban from CoffeeGeek. No cross posting allowed - do not post your topic to more than one forum, nor repost a topic to the same forum. Who Can Read The Forum? Anyone can read posts in these discussion boards. Who Can Post New Topics? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post new topics. Who Can Post Replies? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post replies. Can Photos be posted? Anyone can post photos in their new topics or replies. Who can change or delete posts? Any CoffeeGeek member can edit their own posts. Only moderators can delete posts. Probationary Period: If you are a new signup for CoffeeGeek, you cannot promote, endorse, criticise or otherwise post an unsolicited endorsement for any company, product or service in your first five postings.