Hi guys, I have two of these roasters but can't afford to keep them both. The one I'm selling just got refurbished at the Sonofresco factory in Burlington WA, and was deemed to be a great running example by the main designer and technician. Nice cosmetic condition, eye catching red case, very portable. It roasts with propane and is extremely to use, monitor roast temp on the fly, 9 different present settings mean a variety of consistent roast levels are possible. Also in early 2013 Sonofresco will be introducing a backwards compatible control board upgrade which will allow the user to monitor and create custom profiles wirelessly from their computer! I can't wait for this. This roaster easily handles 1.5lb batches and can run all day netting you more than 40 pounds.
Listing Details Asking / Suggested Price: 2000 Seller Name: Ben Piff Seller Location: Portland, OR Sale Type: For Sale
Posted Wed Dec 19, 2012, 9:30pm Subject: Re: FS: Sonofresco coffee roaster in Portland OR
Well I didn't buy them to roast that much, but I know some will find that option valuable. I bought a pair (but can't afford to keep both) with that upcoming upgrade in mind :) I think that's going to make them a real game changer, because every other roaster above the Behmor does smaller batches. This is the perfect size to roast for friends or special events.
Posted Wed Dec 19, 2012, 10:37pm Subject: Re: FS: Sonofresco coffee roaster in Portland OR
You bet. Here's a quick photo and video of it being tested after service at the factory last week. The tech roasted the beans a lot darker than I tend to, but man does it work for this blend! I'm also resting two great looking roasts, so if anyone would like to see photos of the final product, let me know.
My roaster will do 80lbs in a ten hour period if I work like a robot and 60 if I work like a human. I have never done more then 25lbs in one session but I regularly do 10-15lbs a session twice a month, I will more then likely roast 40-50lbs from now until the new year, so for some of us these are home roasters.
Roger that :-) Some of us use professional grade espresso machines and coffee brewers in the home as well.
I purchased a used 1-lb sample roaster for more than twice the asking price of this Sonofresco. If I worked all day with it then I could easily roast 20 or 30 pounds, but most of my roasting sessins are 3 to 5 pounds (once per week). For me, it's a home roaster, and I love it.
For an avid enthusiast, a professional grade roaster can be a serious step change for the home coffee experience.
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