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gocciadoro
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Joined: 16 Aug 2005
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Location: Cambridge, UK
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Posted Sat Dec 7, 2013, 7:22am
Subject: Home roasting in the UK
 

Hi,
  i've been using a FreshRoast at home for the past 8 years in Canada.
Now i'm moving to the United Kingdom.  They have 240 Volts and 50 Hz there.

It's about time I bought a new machine anyways..but I can't seem to find information
on machines that work over there.

Does anybody roast at home in the UK ?
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Posted Sat Dec 7, 2013, 10:39am
Subject: Re: Home roasting in the UK
 

The gene cafe is certainly available in the UK, and the Fracino Roastilino is very highly regarded by those who own one. Many posting about it on home-barista I think.

Click Here (www.bellabarista.co.uk)

http://www.fracino.com/machines/roastilino.html

I think you may also be able to get the Behmor device as well, but not sure from where.  The manufacturer would be able to tell you I'm sure.

The freshroast was available once upon a time, but I think it may now be obsolete (over here anyway).

I haven't used either of the  machines linked to above.  
Having suffered with the truly awful I-Roast thing (which I still have, pending the day I take a large hammer to it for vengeance), I decided to leave roasting to the people with proper equipment who know what they are doing.
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gocciadoro
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gocciadoro
Joined: 16 Aug 2005
Posts: 2
Location: Cambridge, UK
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Spidem Stratos (automatic)
Grinder: Manual
Vac Pot: Press pot
Roaster: Fresh Roast Plus 8
Posted Sun Dec 8, 2013, 10:07am
Subject: Re: Home roasting in the UK
 

Thanks for the quick reply.

The machines available in the UK seem more expensive than what I'd pay.  
I'd rather save that money for a grinder and espresso machine.

I had a look at this page !
Click Here (www.home-barista.com)

Seems complicated for nothing.  It was really easy with my freshroast.
I can see why you gave up.

I can't wait to buy a new espresso machine in the UK.
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