We are now including a your choice of a couple of free items to help your dollar go a bit further. Details are below.
That said, there is a lot of buzz about the Behmor 1600 Gourmet Coffee Roaster Plus. For me, a large part of that is that it is also the Behmor 1600 Gourmet Coffee AND COCOA Roaster. It is the first and currently only commercial roaster on the market that does a good job at roasting cocoa with no (major) modifications. I want to clarify that point very quickly before anyone thinks “oh no, I have to hack something else”. NO. Not what I mean. All I mean is that the Behmor 1600 is designed for one pound of coffee. We know just how far 1 lb of cocoa goes (not very). The only thing you have to do to make to Behmor behave for Cocoa Roasting is roast more cocoa. If you load instead of 1 lb, 2 – 2 1/2 lbs, it behaves perfectly for cocoa (since cocoa roasts so much cooler compared to coffee).
The Behmor 1600 is a 4 oz – 1 lb, multi program drum style coffee roaster plus has new manual controls. It is also a great cocoa roaster. Since cocoa roasts so much cooler than coffee (250 – 300 F vs 400-450 F) you can roast quite a bit more cocoa than coffee.
For a complete review please go to Behmor 1600 Review
In an attempt to defray a little of the cost of shipping we have both set the shipping weight a few pounds lighter and for our Canadian friends up north, I have included a Canadian only option that includes shipping at a discounted rate.
For the 220-240 V part of the world, we are now offering the 220/240 V models of the Behmor. They drop ship from Australia (which is currently out of stock until 2015) and shipping is included in the listed price. We are no longer offering Surface mail. Too many were taking too long, being damaged and being lost. Air mail is traceable, insured and takes 1-2 weeks and is our recommended method of shipping.
These come with a new articulated chaff tray that better catch and trap chaff and greatly reduce the chance of chaff fires (which are only pesky, but not dangerous). These all come with a 3 prong SSA style plug - one vertical prong, two 45 degree prongs. You will need an appropriate adapter for your location.
Currently you can get a total of 4 lbs of beans – and that can be your choice of either 4 lbs of cocoa beans or 2 lbs of each of coffee and cocoa (sorry, not 4 lbs of coffee - see below).
The cocoa is a lot of Peru. Chocolatey. A great intro to just how all cocoa beans are not made the same.
I also have a 2 coffees you can choose. Either a soft chocolatey WP Brazil Formosa or one from India - a great one with a crazy name - Extra Bold Mysore Nuggets..
In the event you just want the roaster, just choose that option.==
Q: I don’t see an option for 4 lbs of coffee. Can I have 4 lbs of coffee? I don’t want any cocoa.
A: Sorry, no. I mostly sell cocoa and just am not set up to offer only coffee.
Q: I can get 8 lbs of coffee from another dealer plus free shipping. Will you match that?
A: In most cases no. I am a small company and I just can’t compete head to head with the big boys.
***5/25/12 At this point, I am out of Refurbished units with VERY few coming in (says something about longevity actually. As they come in (if they come in) I will simply put them for sale, but can not maintain a waiting list or notify anyone as I have in the past..***
If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us.