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JayAmin
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Posted Wed Feb 12, 2014, 8:51am
Subject: Roaster machine for coffee shop!!!
 

Hi everyone!!!

I am planning to open a coffee shop in Tajikistan in a year from now ( yeah the country you never heard of ). We have a problem with importing roasted beans into the country from South East Asia . It takes too much time to import the beans. So we thought of buying a coffee roaster machine and import only green beans so we can have fresh roasted coffee anytime. The question is What Type of Coffee Roaster Would You Recommend in this situation. I rely on your professionalism and experience and look forward to hear your thoughts soon.

Thank You

Jay
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boar_d_laze
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Posted Wed Feb 12, 2014, 8:59am
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How many types of beans do you plan to offer at any given time?

How many days and how much time (total) per week can you devote to roasting?

How much coffee (total weight) will you roast per week, initially?

How much coffee (total weight) do you expect to roast per week in two years?

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Posted Wed Feb 12, 2014, 11:39am
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So Tajikistan borders China and we all know China makes coffee roasters. Since you did not specify how you were going to purchase and ship your machine, I might suggest a Chinese roaster.
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Posted Wed Feb 12, 2014, 8:30pm
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OregonCityMan

Indeed we are going to purchase a roaster from China as well as other supplies needed for our store
But We need to know what type of roaster we should look for (model, size, cost and etc). We expecting to serve 100 cups of coffee per day.  Thanks
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boar_d_laze
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Posted Wed Feb 12, 2014, 11:12pm
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100 cups per day is a very small volume.  Can you survive on it?  

Assuming it's a realistic number... If none of those 100 cups per day are espresso, you're looking at around 1.5kg of roasted beans per day.  If half are espresso, you'd need around 2.25kg/day.  So, you'll need 11kg - 16kg of browns (roasted beans) per week.  

A 1kg roaster could handle that load easily in two half-day roasting sessions per week.  A good quality, basic, 1kg, gas roaster without a lot of electronics will probably cost in the neighborhood of the equivalent of $3000 USD, in the Chinese city of manufacture.    

Just for reference, and without any recommendation, you're probably looking at something a lot like this North Tj-067 gas.  FWIW, it's one of the few Chinese roasters I know anything about made in ROC and not Taiwan.  Maybe the only one, as it's sold under at least a couple of other names.    

There's a lot of interest on Home Barista regarding small, commercial, Chinese made roasters; more than a few users; and at least one importer.  I think you'll get more expertise there than here -- but it's worth working both forums.  

I did quite a bit of research about small, commercial, Chinese roasters over the past year and a half, bought a 1kg Dalian Amazon (electric), used it for a couple of hundred kilograms and a few months, only to find I didn't like it.  However, even with that much research and experience, I am still not knowledgeable about Asian made roasters.

Even if I were, I don't think I'd be comfortable making a specific recommendation, given how little you seem to know about roasting.    

The best thing you can do at this stage is hold off on making equipment decisions until you can get some roasting and coffee retail education and/or experience.  

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