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Product Details
Overall Rating 8.3, Based on 68 Reviews
Avg Price $75.00
Manufacturer Fresh Beans Inc.
Machine Type Purpose built home coffee roaster, fluid bed
Colors Black
Class Coffee Roaster, Fluid Air
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This coffee roaster uses a fluid air roasting system to roast approximately 3oz of green coffee per batch.

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Jon Stout (quality: 9.5) 06.13.2010 Rating: 7.8
Product Reviewed: Fresh Roast SR500
Bottom Line: This is a much better roaster than the old Plus 8 and a better option than a hot air popper because it is built to take the heat and has more control, as well as a chaff collector and a timer.
Arnie Quinn (quality: 9.0) 10.29.2008 Rating: 7.6
Product Reviewed: Fresh Roast Plus 8
Bottom Line: Great starter machine.
Steve Pacenka (quality: 9.0) 05.03.2006 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: Tiny-batch (50g), consistent roaster for newbies and small-quantity users
Jerry Kalpin (quality: 9.0) 01.05.2009 Rating: 9.0
Product Reviewed: FreshRoast Plus 8
Bottom Line: With previous problems fixed, this is a clean, reliable, easy to use machine for low-volume or beginner.
Joseph Hession (quality: 8.8) 12.29.2005 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: Cheap, fast, and easy makes it a good into roaster with the ability to become dear to me.
Ian Patrick (quality: 8.7) 03.31.2004 Rating: 9.4
Bottom Line: Get it!!...Very Easy to Use...Fun to Use...It's satisfying to control your own roasts, save money and have fresh coffee on hand. It is well named!!
James Schulman (quality: 8.6) 12.18.2001 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: Best home roaster deal -- roasts a lot of coffee quickly, quietly, & reliably, but a little inconsistently.
Thomas Maynard (quality: 8.5) 11.05.2006 Rating: 8.8
Product Reviewed: Fresh Roast Plus 8
Bottom Line: The roaster for the common man.  Get one and make your life better!
Adam . (quality: 8.5) 07.17.2007 Rating: 8.0
Product Reviewed: FreshRoast 8+
Bottom Line: Inexpensive entry into coffee roasting made a bit more expensive by variac and thermocouple that are very helpful. Small batch size can be a plus.
Jim R. (quality: 8.4) 08.15.2002 Rating: 9.4
Bottom Line: Any concerns about home roasting vanished after using the FreshRoast+ the first time.
Darryl Rehr (quality: 8.1) 02.26.2002 Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: Best toy I have purchased in years. Does its job beautifully
TK (quality: 8.0) 06.20.2001 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: Best bet for beginners & people who dont want a fussy roaster, just great home roast!
Steve Engelbrecht (quality: 7.8) 12.09.2003 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: Best money you can spend,  new upgrade due out this month.
David Marley (quality: 7.7) 06.17.2002 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Excellent roaster for single coffee drinker home, or many variety roasts!
Steve Dearth (quality: 7.6) 07.04.2002 Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: An excellent way to introduce yourself to coffee roasting.
Michael C (quality: 7.1) 07.12.2005 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: At it's price point the best roaster there is.
Jerry Beecham (quality: 7.0) 09.24.2002 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: You won't regret purchasing the FRP.
Charles Gardner (quality: 7.0) 06.25.2002 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: Drop the air popper or the pre-roast.  Get a FR+ and find the next level.
Kate Schaumann (quality: 7.0) 03.30.2000 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: I recommend it as a starter roaster, and it may be the only one you will ever need.
Tony Reynolds (quality: 7.0) 09.23.2001 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: This is good machine for someone who isn‘t willing to mess with a popper and doesn‘t want to spend $$$
Holly D (quality: 7.0) 01.15.2002 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: A cheap, easy hottie. And I mean that in the nicest possible way!
Todd Saunders (quality: 7.0) 08.04.2007 Rating: 7.6
Product Reviewed: Fresh Plus 8
Bottom Line: I'd buy it again.
John Lance (quality: 7.0) 02.14.2011 Rating: 9.0
Product Reviewed: SR500
Bottom Line: A very usable hands on roaster.
Donald Blum (quality: 6.9) 04.10.2002 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: The FreshRoast+ is small, but efficient and seems to be heavy-duty enough to stand up to multiple roasts.
Joe Consentino (quality: 6.9) 04.02.2004 Rating: 7.4
Bottom Line: Utilitarian convenience at an attractive price the Fresh Roast coffee roaster is a must have for any coffee affectionato.
Michael Rich (quality: 6.8) 04.21.2002 Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: Save poppers for popcorn to go with fresh coffee from your FreshRoast.
Jim Lane (quality: 6.6) 10.12.2002 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: An easy-to-use roaster that can keep you in supply of fresh roasted coffee.
Elizabeth Ellis (quality: 6.5) 06.30.2002 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: I love this little workhorse.
French Lewis (quality: 6.5) 03.15.2005 Rating: 9.4
Bottom Line: solid construction, small batch size, fast roasts.   A great machine for a 1 or 2 coffee drinking household
John Boddie (quality: 6.3) 05.22.2011 Rating: 7.4
Product Reviewed: Fresh Roast Plus 8
Bottom Line: A good choice if you’re just starting to roast. Simple modifications allow you to create consistent roasts.
Paul Pikowsky (quality: 6.3) 08.29.2005 Rating: 7.8
Product Reviewed: FreshRoast Plus
Bottom Line: Roasts too fast, but real roasting made easy
Jerry Beecham (quality: 6.2) 09.24.2002 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: You won't regret purchasing the FRP.
Chris Brown (quality: 6.0) 08.20.2013 Rating: 8.2
Product Reviewed: SR500
Bottom Line: Small, simple, good control. Nice 1/4  lb roaster.
L C (quality: 6.0) 12.28.2006 Rating: 7.6
Product Reviewed: FreshRoast +8
Bottom Line: The machine does the job as advertised.  Now,  about the service.....
Will Smith (quality: 6.0) 04.08.2005 Rating: 7.4
Bottom Line: A good machine to learn the basics and decide if you like home roasting
Tim Eggers (quality: 6.0) 09.02.2006 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: Simple, Reliable, Dependable, Perfect first roaster!
Ben Irvin (quality: 6.0) 05.19.2002 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: Great for the do-it-yourselfer who is willing play a little to find the best settings.
Jack Kohms (quality: 6.0) 07.26.2001 Rating: 9.6
Bottom Line: I really like this roaster and only wish for longer roasting times so I did not feel that I had to make split-second decisions during the roast.
Brian Phillips (quality: 5.7) 06.21.2004 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: dollar for dollar, the best roaster on the market.
Joe Q (quality: 5.5) 05.16.2005 Rating: 7.6
Bottom Line: An excellent machine, keeping the roasting process simple and easy for a beginner or novice.
Roy Davis (quality: 5.5) 06.03.2003 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: cheap Quiet easy to use. roast great coffee.
Josh Gajewski (quality: 5.4) 07.08.2002 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: It's my first time roasting and I've not messed up once with this machine!
Becky Grimsrud (quality: 5.3) 11.20.2004 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: Great roaster!  For small volumes, you'll never have to upgrade.
Len Charleville (quality: 5.3) 04.11.2005 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: Buy it , you will like it, and you will learn.
Leah Nairn (quality: 5.3) 05.24.2005 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Good bang for your bucks!
Kelly King (quality: 5.2) 07.19.2005 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: I'm hooked!  The FreshRoaster is my friend!  sometimes I travel with it!
Robert Noles (quality: 5.0) 06.03.2001 Rating: 10.0
Bottom Line: For volume buy an Ambex, for the home by a FreshRoast.
Dee Ann Abel (quality: 5.0) 11.03.2000 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: If the small capacity means you can roast quickly, quietly, and with little smoke, then I guess you could count it as an advantage instead of a disadv
Brian Withnell (quality: 5.0) 02.21.2004 Rating: 7.2
Bottom Line: Produced good coffee -- the new design appears to have fixed the fire hazzard.
Robi Pochapin (quality: 5.0) 08.01.2007 Rating: 7.4
Product Reviewed: Freshroast +8
Bottom Line: Unassuming little portal to the homeroasting multiverse
Joe Von Kaenel (quality: 4.7) 09.16.2005 Rating: 9.0
Product Reviewed: Fresh Roast Plus 8
Bottom Line: I recommend this roaster and would definitely buy it again.
David Morcos (quality: 4.7) 12.22.2005 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: Makes roasting fun, with a very inexpensive roaster that is eay to use and works very well.
Green Bean (quality: 4.5) 11.17.2001 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: Good starter machine, but you may never upgrade
Carlos Alvarez (quality: 4.4) 10.13.2005 Rating: 7.4
Bottom Line: Inconsistent, small capacity.  Only buy it if you just really can't afford a better machine.
Mike Burman (quality: 4.2) 09.23.2005 Rating: 7.2
Bottom Line: It's a hyper-responsive, somewhat tempermental, hands-on and yet very lovable roaster.
Mike Garner (quality: 4.0) 07.16.2001 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: A good roaster at a great price if you can live with it‘s faults.
Greg Giglio (quality: 4.0) 04.28.2001 Rating: 7.2
Bottom Line: Great for smaller batches/daily roasting...A good price for a reliable product.
Rich Lyons (quality: 3.5) 02.22.2000 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: if you can live with 2.5 oz. capacity... get it!
Dennis Sesplankis (quality: 3.0) 12.23.2006 Rating: 8.0
Product Reviewed: Frest Roast 8
Bottom Line: I'm happy because the machine got me into roasting, but won't buy another.
George Skarpathiotakis (quality: 3.0) 10.12.2004 Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: Want to know with to start off? Well this is the one to begin your home roasting adventures with!!
Mario Taormina (quality: 3.0) 07.14.2005 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: Control your coffee destiny...  ROAST OFTEN
David D (quality: 2.5) 06.15.2007 Rating: 6.0
Product Reviewed: Fresh Roast Plus 8
Bottom Line: Try a popcorn popper before buying the Fresh Roast Plus 8
Doug Dollahan (quality: 2.0) 12.14.2005 Rating: 8.0
Product Reviewed: FreshRoast Roaster
Bottom Line: Can't go wrong, easy to use, inexpensive.  Does a great job.
Steve Steiman (quality: 2.0) 01.25.2000 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: If fresh coffee is your goal, this machine is going to be your best friend.
Jim Hensley (quality: 1.5) 05.16.2010 Rating: 4.2
Product Reviewed: French Roast
Bottom Line: Cheap, and cheaply made.  So so.
Anony Mous (quality: 1.0) 03.02.2012 Rating: 5.6
Product Reviewed: FreshRoast SR500
Bottom Line: Good for beginners; fairly cheap; poor capacity.
Eric Mathurin 08.09.2009 Rating: 7.0
Product Reviewed: FreshRoast Roaster
Bottom Line: Good value for a quiet "starter" roaster that produces small batches -- fast.
James Schulman 12.02.2001 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: Best home roaster deal -- roasts a lot of coffee quickly, quietly, & reliably, but a little inconsistently.
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