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Topic: Behmor 1600 Espresso Report - availability (5 msgs / 221 lines)
1) From: miKe mcKoffee
Obviously your best answer would come from Joe. He answers his emails BTW!
Try the contact page athttp://www.behmor.com/My best guess would be a couple months. The unit we have was from the first
"test" production run in China just a few days before PNWG V. They're making
a couple tweaks before going into full production, then there's packaging,
container slow boat to US etc. so it'll take a bit of time. Quite certain
you'll know rather quickly when it's actually available for sale!
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2) From: Dave Nielsen
I asked Joe that very question at PNWG V, his reply was that he was
shooting for arrival of units in the US in approximately 70 days.
I'll leave the math for someone else to figure out the estimated
arrival date.
On 6/25/07, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:

3) From: Dan Bollinger
Interesting. It appears it won't be vapor-ware after all. I applaud Joe for 
making this happen. It is not easy to get a new appliance to market, especially 
for a small market.  He may have found a way to expand the market, not just fill 

4) From: Alchemist John
I am surprised you would think it might be vapor ware.  Did you have 
concerns?  I can't think of  a roaster that has made it this far and 
not made it to market.  From discussions with Joe, final specs have 
been approved, the contracts are in place and I think the first batch 
starts production within a week or so.  What I/Mike have is one of 
the final pre-production test models but exactly what the production 
models will be like.
Yes, he may well have found a way to expand it.
BTW, according to Joe, the afterburner has been tested for 1000 hours 
of life in the roaster, not just theoretical life span.  And that is 
full cycles, not just on for 1000 hours according to Joe.  A little 
number crunching gives that thing years of life - and it is easily 
replaceable and will be available.
At 06:31 6/28/2007, you wrote:
John Nanci
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5) From: Dan Bollinger
This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
Nah, John, you misread.  It looks like a great product. And, until the =
first unit comes off the line and ships its all vapor-ware, to me. I've =
been in design and manufacturing for thirty years and have lead design =
teams. Lot's of things can happen between now and then. I hope that Joe =
does quite well.  Dan

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