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ginny
Jonas,

I echo Scott, aka freshbeans, that you have one beautiful roaster and there is no question that your batch size would clearly the largest in the home roaster market.

I for one and thrilled to see your batch size come to the market. If I were to ask members here what they wanted in a home roaster they could purchase it would be larger capacity for roasting at home without going to a small commercial roaster that will cost them way too much and take up too much space.

While we do not know your price point your batch size is unprecedented for a home roaster. To be able to roast 2 pounds of coffee on your countertop is amazing. My Hot Top will do 9 ounces if I push it.

If you look at our builders be it drum, fluid bed or other type of roaster they all build for batch size.

Also Jonas, you are going to get asked so I will simply do it,

do you have some idea of what you plan to sell her for? Your Bullet...



Thank you for taking time to field questions with our membership.


ginny


rockon
Edited by ginny on 03/14/2014 12:16 PM
 
Aillio
Hi Ginny

As you said, 9 ounces is not much, and this was the inspiration for the Bullet.

As far as the price goes, I really dont want to say too much at the moment, but it will be more than the Hot-Top, and less than the Cheap 1Kg Chinese roasters.

Jonas
 
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ginny
You have mentioned your max bean capacity what is the least amount that one could roast in the Bullet?

thanks,

ginny
 
Aillio
The minimum batch we have tested is 250g.

The temp readings will not be accurate if you go much below this, but you might still be able to program it to less than 250g, even its not something we have had the chance to try yet.
 
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farmroast
How does a full 1kg batch do at a light roast level? With the efficiency of the roaster and heavy drum do you still have adequate braking to control roast momentum for a properly developed clean and sweet light/city roast. The profiles you show are all well into second crack where you can get away with carrying the momentum through 1st crack.
Ed B.
DreamRoast 1kg roaster, Levers, Hand Mills http://coffee-roasting.blogspot.com/
 
Aillio
Hi Farmroast

Great question.
The drum is 2mm thick, so its not really heavy compared to many other 1kg roasters. Its heavy compared to other home roasters. :-)

First of all, the power response is quick because of the efficiency of the heat system, but we also have a really powerful fan. You can stall the roast by running the fan at full power, so I dont think it would be hard to make a profile as you describe.
The reason we show the roasts that go into second crack is because it would be cheating if the roast was ended between FC and SC and we state 12min.

If you can send us a profile that you would like to try to "copy", then we would like the challenge.

Jonas
 
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farmroast
Hi Jonas,
It's not as easy as just suggesting a profile. The heat transfer dynamics of every roaster is really different. A really experienced roaster of all roast levels and a solid understanding of various roasters has to examine how the beans are reacting during all points along the roast with the various control and specific design dynamics. With this one can really determine the potential of the roaster to not just turn beans brown but can really make for great results in the cup.
If you were closer I'd love to test it out for you. Would strongly recommend convincing a top progressive roaster/cupper to do some serious testing for you. This will help determine the spectrum of your potential market. Too many little roasters have been released without this level of testing and early claims brought into reality. It's then often realized that either slight modifications should have been improved before production or that after production user will realize and do needed modifications. For liability issues for both involved it is far better to avoid this before hand than to have a lot of future hacking happening. Those of us who have been around for a while have seen this problem far too often.

best,
Ed
Edited by ginny on 06/02/2015 8:39 AM
Ed B.
DreamRoast 1kg roaster, Levers, Hand Mills http://coffee-roasting.blogspot.com/
 
JETROASTER
Ed,
Could you elaborate on this a bit more?

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This will help determine the spectrum of your potential market.

Thanks, -Scott
 
Aillio
Hi Ed

Thanks for the reply.
I think I have mentioned this in previous posts, but we are collaborating with two experts- one in Denmark, and now one in Taiwan as well.

You are right, the heat transfer dynamics is different in every roaster, but since we are using a solid drum, together with proper agitation, airflow as on the commercial machines, and variable drum speed its not to difficult to emulate the commercial electrics roasters... sort of.

The idea behind the Bullet R1 is to take the best and proven- the solid drum, but modernize everything else. Sure we can discuss other ways of roasting, but we wanted something "classic".

What we have tasted so far has been really great, but we will do even more cupping in the coming month. I can promise you that we will not release a product that has not been testes and approved by the best of the best in the business. We are also planning a small tour to let the end user try it out and taste for themselves ( Europe, US, and Australia ).
If this roaster will not be something truly special ( at least to me ) I wouldn't bother to make it! :-)

Where in the world are you? I hope you will have a chance to see it for yourself soon, and would still like to see what kind of profile you are talking about as we have not done many really light roasts yet.


Jonas
 
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farmroast
Scott,

With my opportunities to talk with top roasters around the world the last couple years it's been fascinating realizing just how much is happening and changing in roasting.
We have seen the upgraditis with home roasters. Many wanting something just a little larger that this roaster could satisfy. We have family, close friends and work that before long catch on to what we are doing and desire our roasts.
Lots more interest in nano craft pro roasting within the buy local movement.
Other levels of Pro's are thinking more about capable small profile development roasters and not just limited control sample roasters. They have added much more monitoring abilities to their production roasters and are doing more experimenting with ever more challenging profiles and beans.
Ed B.
DreamRoast 1kg roaster, Levers, Hand Mills http://coffee-roasting.blogspot.com/
 
Aillio
We posted on the exact same time, please read above. :-)

Jonas
 
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farmroast
Jonus,
I'm in Massachusetts, east coast of USA,

Really the specific roaster and it's design and the specific beans used is what determines the profile needed for what basically boils down to as clean and sweet a roast as possible. Light roasting becomes more popular because of the higher quality beans now available to both home roasters and all levels of craft roasters. Light roast bring out more of what's special in these beans. But light roasting is also more challenging and demanding of a capable roaster.
We often recommend finding the very best roaster that you can buy a bag of roasted from and will also sell you some green beans of the same lot. Then see how close you can get to there roast in the cup. Even after a few attempts and logging the data and cup results we could then help with some finer adjustments
Ed B.
DreamRoast 1kg roaster, Levers, Hand Mills http://coffee-roasting.blogspot.com/
 
ginny

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Light roasting becomes more popular because of the higher quality beans now available to both home roasters and all levels of craft roasters. Light roast bring out more of what's special in these beans.



Light roasting is only a matter of personal taste Ed. All roasting is personal taste.

I disagree that a lighter roast brings out the best in "these" beans. Simply not true.


-g
 
farmroast

Quote

ginny wrote:

Quote

Light roasting becomes more popular because of the higher quality beans now available to both home roasters and all levels of craft roasters. Light roast bring out more of what's special in these beans.



Light roasting is only a matter of personal taste Ed. All roasting is personal taste.

I disagree that a lighter roast brings out the best in "these" beans. Simply not true.


-g
I'll rephrase, some great beans are so well grown and processed that are both pretty defect free(important for a light roast) and have some great subtle unique notes that can often only be substantially distinguished at a lighter roast level. This is not to say that these beans don't also present wonderful roasts and spectrum of flavor notes at other roast levels.
I've focused on light roasts only because they are generally considered the most challenging and best test of a roasting machines abilities.
Ed B.
DreamRoast 1kg roaster, Levers, Hand Mills http://coffee-roasting.blogspot.com/
 
ginny

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I've focused on light roasts only because they are generally considered the most challenging and best test of a roasting machines abilities.


that's fine and dandy Ed but we are really talking about the average home roaster here and I do not believe that the majority of home roasters are going to consider the challenge of lighter roasts when they purchase a new roaster...


-g


many so called experts are "into" the lighter roasts these days and that is great but not all want a light roast just like they do not want the charbucks burnt stuff either.

they want a roaster that will allow them to roast at home a variety and I think they can easily do that with what is out there and what is coming to us by others.

I can get a great light roast in my Hot Top and Quest. I don't need to have data from experts and the exact temp I will need or should have to get there - it works for me as well as others.
 
farmroast

Quote

ginny wrote:

Quote

I've focused on light roasts only because they are generally considered the most challenging and best test of a roasting machines abilities.


that's fine and dandy Ed but we are really talking about the average home roaster here and I do not believe that the majority of home roasters are going to consider the challenge of lighter roasts when they purchase a new roaster...


-g


many so called experts are "into" the lighter roasts these days and that is great but not all want a light roast just like they do not want the charbucks burnt stuff either.

they want a roaster that will allow them to roast at home a variety and I think they can easily do that with what is out there and what is coming to us by others.

I can get a great light roast in my Hot Top and Quest. I don't need to have data from experts and the exact temp I will need or should have to get there - it works for me as well as others.

I'm sorry g,I was just giving my thoughts that I didn't realize were out of line in this discussion/thread
peace,
Ed
Ed B.
DreamRoast 1kg roaster, Levers, Hand Mills http://coffee-roasting.blogspot.com/
 
ginny
come on Ed, I am simply adding my thoughts as well.

you believe on thing and I another, no one is out of line for their personal thoughts so please don't make it sound like they are...

this is am open forum..

ginny


greenman
 
JETROASTER
n here lies two different perspectives on homeroasting. Both are relevant.

There are some highly technical homeroasting people out there. They are passionate about digging into the details.
Many share their research....free of charge. A benefit to all of us.

Then there are also now some folks that just want fresh coffee. They had some of mine, now they want their own. They really don't want to think very hard about it. They are the mid and late adopters

The more technical folks are generally the "early adopters". They build, tweak and modify. Early adopters are normally not very profitable*** but, they lead the way to the advances that make later products more useful to the larger market.

The market desire for a larger capacity roaster is proof that the early adopters are paving the way for a broader market.

If I were manufacturing machines, I would be targeting the larger market. They buy more units, and they don't whine as much.
For a lot of people, it really doesn't have to be the best cup in the world. It simply has to be the best within a range of convenience.

From that perspective, easy controls and 1lb capacity are a winner.

Imagine someone having a coffee roaster that was as easy as their super-auto brewer.

What a wonderful world it could be.
-Cheers -Scott
 
MerlinWerks
Scott,

Seems like some of your father's skills have rubbed off after all.

Well said ThumbsUp

I know I am watching this sub-forum with great interest...
 
ginny
this was interesting:


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03...13544.html

though I think K-cups are disgusting...


-g
 
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