I'm about to retire (within the next 6 months or so) and am looking to go into selling speciality roasted coffee. So far I have been selling to co-workers using a Bravi and GeneCafe roaster. But I need something that will do a much larger batch size as it takes me hours and hours to do the required amounts now. I have looked into the RK drum, but living in Central New York with it's winters would require me to build a coffee shed to roast in during the winter. I don't have a garage and I'm in a WW II area housing development with small lots. I have received info on the Ambex YM-2 roaster and it looks like something I could setup in my basement and use my furnace chimney for an exhause. (I'm going to replace the old converted oil furnace with the new "cold" exhause system that don't need the chimney. I also looked at the Delaware city coffee roasters, in particular the 2.5k unit. Also the Caffe Rosto Digirosto PRO1500+HD, but had several reviews in the 1998 to 2002 range that were not good. I don't know when Tom of Sweet Marias did his glowing review of this unit that they at one time apparently sold. Any info on any of these units or any others that could do at least a 2 to 3 pound finished roast batch would be greatly appreciated. George aka the MadHemi Roaster
You may (or may not) get better results asking commercial roaster questions on the SCAA Roaster Guild forum. http://bbs.stoneworks.com/rgbbs/miKe <Snip>
George have you talked with Terry Davis terry He is really a nice guy to deal with and it might help to talk to him personally. Cheers RK
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. Not from Kodak by chance are you George ???
I haven't spoken to him directly, but did send an e-mail to their companies e-mail address. They responded in a few hours with 3 downloadable files about the different models, and references with e-mail addresses of those who use each model. So far I think it's a toss up between the ambex YM-2 and secondly the Delaware City unit. George aka the MadHemi Roaster On 23 Nov 2006 at 6:45, RK wrote: <Snip>
Nope, not from Kodak. I'm from the former Chrysler New Process Gear transfer case plant in East Syracuse, New York. Magna international is currently the 80 percent owner and full owner next year. The company name is now Magna Drive Train, New Process Gear Division if I got it right. I'm supposed to get a retirement buyout before their total takeover sometime in 2007. Magna will be reducing currently Chrysler pay by about 40%, new employees will get about 33% of what we make now, no retirement package, and higher insurance costs. Chrysler is supposed to give me a reduced retirement package. I will have 23 years with them in March and I'm 58. That will give me 81 points of the 85 points for an early out pension. Too bad it took me 17 years to get in there because of their past hiring practices. I would have had my 30 and out a long time ago. Oh well, crap happens. On 23 Nov 2006 at 7:44, Robert Avery wrote: <Snip>