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Zach and Dani's Roaster - Michael Hendel's Review
Posted: December 5, 2004, 9:14am
review rating: 8.0
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Barry Stewart 9.00
Jeff Sheltren 9.00
Mark Palumbo 8.75
Stanley Zolenski 8.71
Mike Schwer 8.67

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.2
Manufacturer: Zach & Dani's LLC Quality: 10
Average Price: $150.00 Usability: 10
Price Paid: $99.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: Sweet Maria's Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 1 month Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: Easy to use, no smoke, 4oz batch size, great coffee
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Ease of use, no smoke

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Detailed Commentary

I had never roasted coffee before and wanted something that would be idiot-proof to get start.  This is as close as you can get to a run and forget machine.  I was concerned about some "flat cup" statements in some reviews.  Following advice I saw on this website and in the alt.coffee archives I have found that these procedures provide a wonderful roast:
a) Pre-heat for 5 minutes
b) I deduct those 5 minutes from the total time
c) After pre-heat pour in the beans and start the roast.
d) At the end of the roast don't bother with the cooling cycle.  Turn the machine off.  I have a fan ready outside and some collanders,  pour the beans between the two collanders to get rid of any remaining chaff and cool the beans to room temperature.
Follow the tip sheet at Sweet Maria's for times

Buying Experience

Seet Maria's is always easy to work with

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