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I am new to the forum but not to good coffee! So hello everybody and thanks for allowing me to join!


I am a very keen home roaster and have recently bought a Behmor 1600 from Steve at HasBean.


I started roasting in the oven. I then progressed to a FreshRoast which was fine until it fell to bits. I then bought an iRoast which I really loved except that the old models forgot all your programming as soon as it was unplugged. Wanting to roast in larger quantities I then bough tan Alpenroast but hated it! Too much smoke (neighbours called the fire brigade when I was roasting in my garage) and a real bugger to clean. I could never recommend it..


I love the Behmor and find I can roast really dark (with just a glisten on the beans). Excellent!


I have recently replaced my old, old Stainless-steel Pavoni Eurobar which I have had for twenty years with a spanking new Isomac Tea II and I am enjoying getting grips with my first HX machine.


I currently have about a dozen different green beans in stock and like to make my own blends. I often add a small amount of robusta to help the crema along. My brother's brother-in-law works for the UN in Sudan and I have just been given a big bag of Sudanese green beans. I particularly like both African and Asian beans roasted dark for Espresso. If I can emulate Steve Leighton's Toba Sulawesi Espresso Blend then I shall be a perpetually happy man!!!


I also have a HandPresso which allows me have a decent coffee whenever I am away. Add to that various stovetop Espresso makers and you'll start to build up a picture.


Glad to be here on this non-US coffee forum,



An espresso machine and a grinder - who wants to read a whole list?

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Hi David - welcome to Coffee Forums.

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Welcome David


Great to see another coffee enthusiast onboard

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Hi David and welcome. I enjoyed reading your roasting experiences. Mrs Banish wont let me have a roaster so I will have to make do with HasBean and Square Mile.

Still learning on... Gaggia TS, Cunill Tauro, PTM Tamper, Motta Tamping Stand and Knock Box, Gaggia Milk Jug and fresh beans!

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