This roaster was a gift for a dear loved one. He absolutely loves it and put it to use immediately. He highly recommends the SR800. There are lots of places to buy a roaster, but Bodhi Leaf included some awesome coffee beans and kept me aware everything during shipping. I recommend giving them your business.
Great customer service, the green bean crew is the best! Always enjoy visiting the green bean warehouse, the crew knows the product and cares about service, makes me want to keep coming back! And their relationship with the farmers is special, I love roasting with them
I've made two batches thus far and am still getting the hang of it, and am learning more each time I use it. The two batches have turned out great, and I now have a whole new appreciation of coffee. I'm very pleased. Be sure to find a good location for your roasting, the first time I set off the smoke alarm about 5 times. The second time I moved near an open window and turned on an overhead fan. Thank goddess I found a good youtube and write-up about how to use the thing, otherwise I would have never figured it out.
Coming from a popcorn popper, this fresh roast has been a blast to tinker with. A lot more adjustability with just a few buttons. Bodhi shipped it out to me really quickly and included 5 lbs of free beans to boot! I was up and running in no time. Great stuff guys, thank you!
The 800 roasts more, with better control. I find that a speed of 7 and heat of 9 is optimal.