Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Rather than pollute the "postie" thread with discussion, I've started another for anyone who wants to follow the progress of this.

 

 

  • Like 3
  • Thanks 2

 My reviews at https://coffeeequipmentreviews.wordpress.com/ - Various Machines and grinders, Amazon Dalian 1kg Drum Roaster: YouTube channel at https://tinyurl.com/szhgxzl .......

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looking forward to updates as you get to drips with this Dave. This seems like it could be a nice little home roaster for those of us who don't have the space or facilities for something large. Many of the home roasting pictures I have seen suggest that the roasts are very uneven but then many of these are people either using a popcorn maker or even just a frying pan over a stove!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Watched the vids, look a great roaster but I feel the price will be over the top for it.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Watching with interest too!

The price charged  in Oz converted to UK £'s makes it about £850, but if it turns out to be exceptional for its job then who knows?

(I am the only coffee drinker at home, so relatively a low amount of roasting requirements needed.)


Vesuvius, Pavoni Europiccola, Niche Zero, Feld 47, Osmio Zero.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 minutes ago, Kman10 said:

Watched the vids, look a great roaster but I feel the price will be over the top for it.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

It will be expensive, I guess it's paying for the support, the idea, the development....It's heavy feels nice quality, fun and simple to use. Everything I suppose the average home roaster wants. As always the proof of the pudding is in the eating.....the roasts look good but do they taste good. I've tried Fridays roast yesterday and will have another go today and I have many different coffees I want to try in it at all sorts of different roast levels.

Another very important consideration, there is no point having a home roaster if it's  too much hassle to use....fun and as simple or complex as you want to make it, is so important

  • Like 2

 My reviews at https://coffeeequipmentreviews.wordpress.com/ - Various Machines and grinders, Amazon Dalian 1kg Drum Roaster: YouTube channel at https://tinyurl.com/szhgxzl .......

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well if this review gets good im having it simple as that.

  • Like 1

SAGE IS NOT A UPGRADE

 

 

:)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mine is shipping on Monday :-)

I bought a bag of roasted and the same green beans to see how they compare.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Watching with interest too!
The price charged  in Oz converted to UK £'s makes it about £850, but if it turns out to be exceptional for its job then who knows?
(I am the only coffee drinker at home, so relatively a low amount of roasting requirements needed.)

Same here.

I’d be interested on a few things:

- taste in the cup: I struggled with the Gene.
- sensitivity to mains voltage: I struggled with the Gene.
- ability to edit/create/share profiles
- reproducibility of the roasting profiles
- adaptability of the algorithms to cater for differences and fluctuations in mains voltage and external temperature.
- maintainability and long term support: if it pops, will I end up with another door stopper?

If the review is positive on the points above, it might be a winner for the occasional home roaster.
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
49 minutes ago, CoffeeNick said:

Mine is shipping on Monday 🙂

I bought a bag of roasted and the same green beans to see how they compare.

How much is the roaster shipped inc all taxes? As said in the vids..Bella Barista will be the UK authorised dealer for this.

Edited by DavecUK

 My reviews at https://coffeeequipmentreviews.wordpress.com/ - Various Machines and grinders, Amazon Dalian 1kg Drum Roaster: YouTube channel at https://tinyurl.com/szhgxzl .......

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I spent a happy 44 minutes today producing a total of 408g of coffee. Brewing scales courtesy of Bella Barista a few months ago now....I couldn't exactly send them back after trying them out could I ;) (I left the plastic on the display just in case though)

https://www.bellabarista.co.uk/catalog/product/view/id/4612/s/digital-drip-coffee-scale-3kg-0-1g-with-timer-function/category/407/

zIAdejHa-dgDFmhrU7xSqvNL2TBQaYtfEl4OsBJt

I purchased some heat sealable bags from e-bay with clear fronts for storing the test roasts, I just use my cheapy impulse heat sealer (ebay) to seal them and a chalk pen to write on the bags, wipeable if I make an error.

Looking at it I'm quite glad Bella Barista gave me the opportunity to try this little roaster out......if anyone is local to me, feel free to come and help me sample some roasts (I know I will probably experiment on Mark) @MWJB or if you want to try it again If I'm about and there is time, happy to let you try a roast on it....bring your own beans if you want.

 

P.S. I even remembered to put the USB key in the back to log the roasts!

 

 

Edited by DavecUK
44 mins not 35 min
  • Like 5

 My reviews at https://coffeeequipmentreviews.wordpress.com/ - Various Machines and grinders, Amazon Dalian 1kg Drum Roaster: YouTube channel at https://tinyurl.com/szhgxzl .......

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
It will be expensive, I guess it's paying for the support, the idea, the development....It's heavy feels nice quality, fun and simple to use. Everything I suppose the average home roaster wants. As always the proof of the pudding is in the eating.....the roasts look good but do they taste good. I've tried Fridays roast yesterday and will have another go today and I have many different coffees I want to try in it at all sorts of different roast levels.
Another very important consideration, there is no point having a home roaster if it's  too much hassle to use....fun and as simple or complex as you want to make it, is so important

I look forward to the result. Going off the video it looks very user friendly.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cough cough you want my postal address haha

 

Looks good that @DavecUK

Edited by Jony

SAGE IS NOT A UPGRADE

 

 

:)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

£627 plus whatever duty I get hit with on the way in.

 

They told me the price around the World will be the local equivalent of A$1600.00

 

I bought it direct for NZ$1250 inc shipping - the £627 was what showed on my card after send an international bank transfer.

 

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, CoffeeNick said:

Mine is shipping on Monday 🙂

I bought a bag of roasted and the same green beans to see how they compare.

You said that already, How much is the roaster shipped inc all taxes? (I also already asked that) ;)


 My reviews at https://coffeeequipmentreviews.wordpress.com/ - Various Machines and grinders, Amazon Dalian 1kg Drum Roaster: YouTube channel at https://tinyurl.com/szhgxzl .......

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
You said that already, How much is the roaster shipped inc all taxes? (I also already asked that)

 

I somehow double posted when I was having network issues, but have now edited the post with an answer to confuse things further :-)

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If Gene cafe is 850 NZD and retails at 479GBP in Bella Barista, shall we expect Kaffelogic nano 7 to be priced around 750 GBP :)


Gaggia Classic 2010 PID(IMS 200µm shower screen&Brass Dispersion Plate&OPV&Steam Wand Modded) | Kinu M47 V3 Niche Zero | Bottomless Portafilter&VST Ridgeless 15gr and 18gr | Decent Tamper V2 | MouMou 58mm Distribution Tool | 2X 64oz Airscapes & CoffeeVac

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would love to see some comparison videos between the two roasters


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
27 minutes ago, Kman10 said:

I would love to see some comparison videos between the two roasters

I'm sure someone with a Gene Cafe will buy one and do that for you...... You could also try viewing Gene Vid on the web and then viewing full roast vids on the Nano and see how they compare.

  • Like 1

 My reviews at https://coffeeequipmentreviews.wordpress.com/ - Various Machines and grinders, Amazon Dalian 1kg Drum Roaster: YouTube channel at https://tinyurl.com/szhgxzl .......

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I'm sure someone with a Gene Cafe will buy one and do that for you...... You could also try viewing Gene Vid on the web and then viewing full roast vids on the Nano and see how they compare.

I have watched a lot of vids on the gene as I’m looking to get one but this has my attention now if it’s Uk bound. I think a side by side would be great to see (I’m happy to test if anyone wants to supply ). To be honest I’m surprised we don’t get the hottop or behemor roasters over here.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, Kman10 said:

I’m surprised we don’t get the hottop or behemor roasters over here.

We did, people have them. Mate of mine had a Hottop, as for the Behmor, I've not used one but others on here have, not sure if they post any more. You could try a search for old threads. 


 My reviews at https://coffeeequipmentreviews.wordpress.com/ - Various Machines and grinders, Amazon Dalian 1kg Drum Roaster: YouTube channel at https://tinyurl.com/szhgxzl .......

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
We did, people have them. Mate of mine had a Hottop, as for the Behmor, I've not used one but others on here have, not sure if they post any more. You could try a search for old threads. 

Doesn’t seem to be any Uk distributors for the hottop or behmor. Did you ever use the hottop? Have you ever looked at the cormorant roaster. Made in the Uk, if I’m correct it’s a 1 man operation but they certainly look the part, like a pro roaster in miniature.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@Kman10 Possibly best to start a general Roaster comparison thread to discuss the merits of different roasters, heating types and capacities. It would probably have legs... 


 My reviews at https://coffeeequipmentreviews.wordpress.com/ - Various Machines and grinders, Amazon Dalian 1kg Drum Roaster: YouTube channel at https://tinyurl.com/szhgxzl .......

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@davecuk are you going to reserve verdict as to the quality of the espresso from these roasts until the end or you will give some views along the way?

Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk


Sage Duo Temp - La Cimbali 6/S A 64mm flat burr + numerous projects: Sunbeam, Ascaso, Gaggia

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 minutes ago, M_H_S said:

@davecuk are you going to reserve verdict as to the quality of the espresso from these roasts until the end or you will give some views along the way?

I will have to rest the coffees, roast 4 or 5 different coffees I know well and each one to different roast levels to try and find sweet spot. That's all with factory profiles, then I have to try making profiles to suit some of the coffees. It's quite a bit of work. I tend to go dark during those phases in terms of lots of detail. 

I've seen some of the review stuff on the Web but that sort of review is not my style. I like to really get stuck in. That said I don't have much time (2 weeks) until 2 more machines arrive plus the Crem work to finish. 


 My reviews at https://coffeeequipmentreviews.wordpress.com/ - Various Machines and grinders, Amazon Dalian 1kg Drum Roaster: YouTube channel at https://tinyurl.com/szhgxzl .......

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • About
    Coffee Forums UK is the UK's premier coffee forum Started in June 2008 by Glenn Watson, we now have more than 24000 mainly UK based members, and welcome more than 3000 members and visitors from around the world each day! With strategic investment and digital expertise from the Jackson Lockhart team (Tait Pollack and Adam Bateman), we are taking Coffee Forums UK to the next level, and are delighted to share the journey with you.

    New Members:
    We are often referred to as the friendliest forum on the web and we look forward to welcoming you onboard. Please read our Terms of Use.

    Advertising

    Coffee Forums Media Kit

    Click Here To Buy Advertising Space 
    £100 p/m when paid yearly, up-to: 690000 banner impressions per month!

    Donate / Sponsor

    Click Here To Donate (big thank you!)

    Get Your Supporter Badge Today (per year)

    image.png

×
×
  • Create New...