Originally Posted by Fisher's Mom
Thanks! I found both the FreshRoast and the Caffe Rosto on ebay. Do you prefer one over the other? I have been to Sweet Maria's and you're right - there's tons of info there. I'll definitely order my beans from there when I get a roaster. I like Mexican coffees too. The already roasted beans I buy at the store are Mexican beans.
I prefer the Freshroast...I generally like dry-processed coffees, and they produce a lot of chaff. The Freshroast just blows it out, but the Caffe Rosto recirculates the hot air, and the chaff can build up quickly and stop the air flow. You might consider starting out with a hot air popcorn popper. Same baych size, and much less $$$ to get started.