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Topic: Where to get a I-Roast II in Miami? (10 msgs / 264 lines)
1) From: Pieter Sijbrandij
Hi,
I am lucky to live in Brazil, but homeroasting is far more difficult than
you can imagine. It seems all this good stuff happens in the US or Euope. =
Another day I will tell you about how people deal with coffee over here… =
you
will be surprised how much of really good coffee is transformed into black,
awfully sweet rubbish.
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For now I have a small request. As I was looking for an I-Roast, I found out
they are available here for around 800 US Dollars!
Sweet Maria’s told me they can´t ship abroad, however, end this month I=
 will
have a stopover in Miami with a couple of hours to spare.
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So can anybody tell me where in Miami I can get an I-Roast II?
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Thanks a lot and sorry for my crappy English!
Pieter =
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2) From: Brian Kamnetz
On Sun, Jun 8, 2008 at 11:30 AM, Pieter Sijbrandij  wrote:
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Thank you for your interesting post! (Sorry I can't help with info re: Miami.)
Brian
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3) From: Dave Kvindlog
Sweet Maria's ships to Miami.  Perhaps you could arrange shipping to a
location there where you could pick it up?
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Dave Kvindlog
iHomeroast
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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4) From: Jamie Dolan
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Here is an idea.  In the us there is a store called Mail Boxes Etc.
They are a shipping services store.  Most of the time, they will agree
to receive a package on your behalf and hold it until you get there
for a small fee.  I used to run a business very similar to a Mail
Boxes Etc. and we charged $1 to receive a package on your behalf.
There is a Mail Boxes Etc. in Miami, FL about 1 mile from the Airport:
Mail Boxes Etc.
7891 W Flagler St
Miami, FL 33144
(305) 267-9966
I suggest you call them and find out if they are willing to receive a
package on your behalf and what they would charge.  If they are
unwilling for some reason, I would search for a Kinkos store, similar
concept, and they also may be willing to get a package for you.  I
know Sweet Marias accepts most credit cards.  It does say on there
page that they will do some verification on foreign cards before they
ship.  If this become an issue.  My suggestion if Sweet Marias accepts
this would be to use Western Union.  They are in your country, and
they put cash into the hands of Sweet Marias, so they don't have to
worry at all about fraud.
Then just place your order in advance from Sweet Marias, and have your
package sent with a traceable service like UPS, make sure in advance
it made it to the Mail Boxes ETC store, and then you can pick it up
when your there.
If you have the money for it, the Behmor is also a great roaster, it
is a different style than the I Roast.  It is $299.  I would get one
of each roaster if I was in your position.  Sweet Marias Sells both
roasters.
Good Luck
Jamie
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5) From: Bob Hazen
Pieter,
Before you buy, please be aware that an IR2 bought in the USA will be
configured for 120 Vac power.  I understand parts of Brazil are 220 Vac.
Bob

6) From: Jamie Dolan
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I don't know if Tom sells them or not, but Joe just made a Behmor in
220volt.  I saw it last month at SCAA.
Jamie
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7) From: Brian Kamnetz
The Behmor is probably a better choice. I've heard of lots of people
moving from I-Roast to Behmor, but have heard of none moving in the
other direction.
Brian
On Mon, Jun 9, 2008 at 2:21 PM, Jamie Dolan  wrote:
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8) From: Jamie Dolan
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I like being able to see the beans while they are roasting on the
I-Roast.  It is a huge advantage in the learning process.  When I
start having problems with a bean on the drum, I can go back to the
I-Roast - then I can WATCH, smell and listen to the bean roasting.
I've gone back to the I-Roast a couple times recently and it has
helped me learn whats going on with a bean.  Plus the I-Roast is
limited to 5.3 ounces, thats a huge bonus, because when I burn a batch
in the drum, I often have 2 to 3 pounds in there. (no fires yet, HA!)
The visible (glass) chamber is the biggest advantage I see to the I-Roast.
Jamie
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9) From: Barry Luterman
Although long range reliability of the Behmor is yet to be proved. The
proof simply is not there simply because of the relative short time it
has been on the market. Better dealer support has constantly been
demonstrated by Behmor than that shown for the I-roast. If I were
planning on taking one out of the country I would definitely opt for
The Behmor over the i-roast. I am finding I usually opt for my Behmor
over my programable Hot Top. I have gotten lay and don't want to set
up outside to roast. I also like doing one pound loads.
On Mon, Jun 9, 2008 at 9:27 AM, Jamie Dolan  wrote:
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10) From: Frank Parth
Hi, Pieter,
No need to apologize for your English, it's much better than my Portuguese.
I have a friend in the British Virgin Islands who =
has the same problem. Many US web-based outlets =
will not ship overseas. He gets around that by =
having things shipped to a friend's house in the =
US (often mine) and then reshipped by the friend =
to his BVI address.
Is that possible for  you?
Frank Parth
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