I know this a home roasters list. This is where i started. I just want to share my excitement with fellow enthusiasts. I took my first big plunge when i got a 3kilo USRC roaster and leased a small warehouse space to start going after wholesale accounts. That was in January. And things have been good. Every month has trumped the previous month, got one really good account (she owns 2 cafes and catering business), a few smaller accounts, and more in the works. NOW, i've been approached to buy a coffee house here in town. The potential here is huge. I'd move my roaster into the cafe, clear out all nick-knacks they have cluttering the space, simplify the menu, retrain the staff, and bring the focus back to coffee. I thought i took my biggest risk earlier this year when i signed the lease to the warehouse. But i still work weekends at my "regular" job. If this deal comes through, NOW i'll be taking my biggest risk. I'd have to quit my job to devote myself full time to the cafe and wholesale business. My bank is looking in to what they could offer me as far as financing, so this might not even work out at all if the financing doesn't come through. And my roasting began with sweet marias. It started with the i-Roast 2, then the Behmor. I actually had my first wholesale account with the Behmor (my church). I still read and follow the list and contribute when i can. So if nothing else, this is a letter of thanks. To Tom especially, and to all you who make this list what it is. I have no idea what God has in store for me next. It might be to buy and revamp this cafe, it might be to be turned down on the financing and focus on wholesale, heck it might be to fail entirely in the coffee biz (i sure hope not). One thing is certain; it's been one heck of a ride and i am very blessed to have found a hobby that i might could make a living off of. Okay now i'm rambling. it's nearing midnight and i've got deliveries in the morning and about 15 pounds to grind. Thanks again friends! God Bless! Happy Roasting! Michael B b'ham, AL The New Busy is not the too busy. Combine all your e-mail accounts with Hotmail.