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1) From: gin
Welcome Paul and family...
Having a roasting business would be work, work and more work, It's like have two full time jobs plus more work...
You will never go back to "regular roasted" again. Your allowance if forever used up and you may need to take out a loan
to buy, buy and buy more...

2) From: pcevoli
Hi Folks,
I just wanted to introduce myself and say you have a great list. I haven't gotten completely set up and I'm facsinated by all this stuff!! My wife and I are avid coffee addicts and are completely fed up with Dunkin' Donuts and Honey Dew so we're taking the plunge into home coffee roasting. 
In MA there is a complete lack of any decent coffee. Starbucks and Peets are slowly moving in but nowhere near where I live. Starbucks has really wrecked the Coffee Connection and I'm not really interesting in a cup of candy anyway.  So wish us luck!
I'm just curious why don't more of you folks take your passion for coffee roasting and start a roasting company?
Thanks in advance.

3) From: DEchelbarg
In a message dated 12/3/2004 7:03:18 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
pcevoli writes:
I'm just curious why don't more of you folks take your passion for coffee 
roasting and start a roasting company?
Thanks in advance.
Making it a job is a sure way to lose the fun, at least for me.  Welcome to 
the ranks.  Plus as a small roaster, I have dozens of varieties -- my buddy who 
commercially roasts can't afford to have that much on hand in terms of 
volume.  I think through Sweet Maria's I can buy, on average, better beans than he 
can, have what I want when I want, with no compulsion to please anyone but 
myself -- sounds self centered, well just a bit.  I've been approached several 
times to roast for money, and at this point I'm not set up for it and doubt I'll 
do it, although it might be a way to buy a bigger roaster.  Maybe when I 
retire someday.

4) From: AlChemist John
Sometime around 04:02 12/3/2004, pcevoli typed:
Good luck and welcome to our world.
It is fun IMO, that would make it work.  Seriously, it takes a really large 
setup to make it financially worthwhile as a viable business.  A number of 
us have run those numbers.
John Nanci 
AlChemist at large
Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.dreamsandbones.net/blog/http://www.chocolatealchemy.com/

5) From: Bob Baker
Hi Paul,
Welcome to the list & good luck.
On Fri, 03 Dec 2004 12:02:46 +0000,  wrote:

6) From: Brent - SC/TO Roasting
Welcome to homeroasting.  It's quite a journey.  In answer to your =
in a way you are starting a roasting company - soon you'll be roasting =
family and friends, or your local groups, or sending batches to troops, =
on and on.
I wouldn't want to make it a real business, though.  While enjoying a =
cup of
your own roasted coffee is a great reward, I find it interesting to try
different mixes of beans and trying different roasts.  It kind of brings =
the dormant chemist/physicist in you.  Then there are those times when
you're sitting on your deck or porch and watching the sun go down and =
roasting and get a sniff of promises to come.  Just amazing!
Good luck, have fun, and let us know about your experience with home
Roasting in an SC/TO
For drip, presspot, and moka brew

7) From: Gary Townsend
Paul, however you got here is only part of the journey! You need to
decide which path to choose, coffee or espresso. Unless your rich,
then you can just buy everthing! I highly reccomend looking through
the research already done by Tom at SweetMaria's, awesome reading, and
all you need to get started in about a week.
Beans, roasting machines, brewing equipment it's all there, including reviews.
Plan on roasting about a pound a week when you begin, soon you'll be
doing 3-4 #'s a week, as word gets out in your neighborhood. When
people start dropping by your place more often, you are on the right
Gary Townsend

8) From: Brett Mason
I have a microscopic client base - 5 other families - maybe someday
itll become a company...
On Fri, 03 Dec 2004 12:02:46 +0000, pcevoli
Brett Mason
   _(( )_  Please don't spill the coffee!

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