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Topic: SW Michigan (2 msgs / 57 lines)
1) From: silascoelho
I read several of this treaths, and was wondering how many of us are 
currently working as a roaster (comercial bussiness). Im leaving in SW 
Michigan (Benton Harbor area) , and I dont know anyone that has small roast 
bussines, in fact the only places that Im aware to buy roasted coffee are 
the big-stores type of bussiness (x-Mart, Martins, ...),  I have a very 
limited experience in roasting (about a  year, only home), with couple 
trainings here and there, but it seems that this type of bussines, nowadays, 
can have some attraction, specially considering the current financial 
situation. I have not finished the estimatives on the cost for roaster, but 
my first impression is that there are potential here.
Any toughts??
Silas
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2) From: raymanowen
Me, too, but don't jump in without knowing that you have the clientele
demanding your expertise.
If you get all set with a couple of CAT D-10's and off- highway trucks for a
limestone quarry to build Pyramids, I hope you already had some firm
contracts, otherwise the ForQ-lation wouldn't bail you out.
If others already want you to roast for them, you could set up 3 Behmor 1600
drum roasters. Use two, with one as a hot standby. You couldn't beat a $900
investment for a very flexible 1kg roasting setup. The reliability is
well-known and improved with the standby machine.
If the business grows, you'll have time to expand. If it contracts, you
won't have to find a well-heeled customer for your idle commercial roaster.
Even if you sold the commercial roaster for even money, you could hardly
sell the installation, which would be nearly as expensive if done right.
It's always easy to buy in, but don't engineer a disaster if you have to
bail out.
I know nothing-
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
On Tue, Mar 3, 2009 at 5:43 PM, silascoelho wrote:
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