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FreshRoast Roaster - Brian Phillips's Review
Posted: June 21, 2004, 6:03pm
review rating: 5.7
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Arrow The FreshRoast Roaster has 69 Reviews
Arrow The FreshRoast Roaster has been rated 8.29 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
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Jon Stout 9.50
Steve Pacenka 9.00
Jerry Kalpin 9.00
Arnie Quinn 9.00
Joseph Hession 8.75

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.8
Manufacturer: Fresh Beans Inc. Quality: 8
Average Price: $75.00 Usability: 10
Price Paid: $75.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: Sweet Maria's Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 6 months Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: dollar for dollar, the best roaster on the market.
Positive Product Points

Small- easy to store
easy to clean
Produces an even roast with a little experience.

Negative Product Points

Gets hot
small roasting chamber

Detailed Commentary

Great little roaster. I started with this, and learned how to watch the coffee as it was roasted to learn the process.
The new  design of the roaster is made from metal, and doesn't melt, or fall apart like the old ones.  Take my advice, and get an extra roasting chamber from Coffee Bean Corral, and an extra chaff collector. This way, you can keep right on roasting while the other one is cooling. I can make about 6 1/3 cup batches in about 45 minutes, that way.
The roasting chambers are larger than the old ones, but don't roast more than 1/3 cup. You'll keep a more even roast, and it won't take as long to roast a batch.
When I'm roasting, I like to tilt the machine on a small block of wood, just to help with the circulation of the beans.

Buying Experience

The experience was great. It came with a sample of 8- 1/2 lb. bags of different coffees, and I was sent tracking emails, and everything. Great company to deal with.

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