Kewl! I use a small home unit every once in a while to play with blends...I am going to install a sample roaster in my home in the next year! CAN'T WAIT! Yeah thats just what I need bring work home with me!
I only drink coffee @ home. And, I only roast my own. Been doing that for some time. Cannot drink/take ANY coffee in any Coffee Shop &/or Restaurant. I gave up trying long ago (to find a place for good coffee). Not even "drinkable" coffee (of any kind--- regular, espresso, cappuccino, latte, mocha). It's all pretty bad out there (in the retail world).
tintinet...he is spoiled..he can roast his own coffee. once you have had coffee that fresh you can not go back! Most large chains have a central roasting plant..so the roaster roasts the coffee...then it is sent out...to make a long story short the coffee you get at a lot of coffee shops could be anywhere from 1 week to many months old !!