As I’ve mentioned before we have been speaking with the maker of Behmor about working together for the UK and european machine. Last week Joe sent me the very first UK and european machine to take a look at. I spent last weekend home roasting again (something I’ve not done for a while).
Results on the whole were good, I did a 100g. 200g, 300g and a 400g. the 400g roasting into second crack under 18 mins, which for me is within parameters. I haven’t tried any more than this but the next plan is to see what 500g does.
I was pleased how little smoke there was, yes there was some but no where near as much as you would expect from 400g.
The most important part is of course taste. I much prefer radiant heat to hot air roasting and I really enjoyed the coffee.
There is some feedback to Joe on niggles but on the whole for a pre production prototype its a top machine. Hi hopes for this one.