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Beanhead

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Feb 26, 2004
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Can anyone offer an opinion on Ambex coffee roasters vs. Diedrich ? I was thinking of buying (investing :-D ) in a Diedrich, then I came across Ambex in FL for a lot less cash. My Dad always said you get what you pay for, but the frugal business man in me can't resist a bargain.
 

topher

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Aug 14, 2003
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Ambex rock!! I have been roasting around 11 years....I have used Diedrich, Royal, Probat, and Ambex. I learned on a Diedrich and if you want you can pm me with any questions. I am currently using a probat and will have to say it is a work horse. I have used several different ambex roasters aslo....I roasted on a 5 kilo ambex for 2 locations..and some whole sale accounts....I used a 15 kilo at another location...I think the least amount I roasted on it(batch wise) was some where around 6 lbs! The next place I roast is going to use a 30 kilo ambex to start and a 2.2 kilo for samples..anyway if you have any questions drop me a line.
Topher
 

Coffee Guy

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Oct 19, 2003
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Seattle,Washington USA
I've never roasted on an Ambex. Have on Jarvis, and now a Diedrich. I did look at the Ambex and several others, but felt that the Diedrich in my opinion was worth the investment. I also felt when testing how solid each machine was, I found that the Diedrich was a lot more solid that the Ambex in it's construction. So I would have to say, we are very happy with this choice. I'd say go with the Diedrich.
 

wantcoffee

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Mar 15, 2004
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Can you guys tell me how can find hot-air roaster for larger capacity at least 2kg per patch? I have searching the intenet and found that most hot-air roasters are for home users only with low capacity. Since I am going to open a coffeeshop, I am looking for larger one?

Thanks
 

topher

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Aug 14, 2003
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you could try monster..sigh did I just say that ....personally I wouldn't use a hot air roaster...stick with the drum roasters
 

JP

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Mar 23, 2004
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I'm a little surprised. But hey, you're always helping someone to "wake up and smell the beans." Maybe you can't help yourself.

John
 

short

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Aug 31, 2004
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sydney
:grin: Hi Guys.
I'm new here!!!!
I have been reading all of your comments for the last 1/2 hour.
This is great!!!
I have a lot to learn.
 

topher

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Aug 14, 2003
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ello short...so you going to roast? Damn there sure alot of aussies here! Its funny cuz about 5 or 6 years ago I wanted to go over and open a roastery... :wink:
 

Coffee Guy

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Oct 19, 2003
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Seattle,Washington USA
The last time I was in your lovely country, namely...Darwin, Townsend, Sidney, and a few other locations there, all we did was slammed down pints and got pretty pissed most of the time :wink: I didn't know that you guys drank coffee too...Well what do us Yanks know :shock: In any case welcome aboard...
 

ksbell

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Sep 19, 2004
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Topher:
You mentioned "monster" in your post above.........I'm new here, be nice!.....what is that?

I am looking for a home roaster.......can you find them used other than ebay? They still seem expensive!

Kim in TN
 
Hey Kim in TN...welcome aboard. Topher was refering to monstercoffee.com I assume. Most of us are drum roasters...not hot air roasters...there are 000+1 reasons why we all love the drum roasters.... there are some intersting debates on the hot air vs drum roaster around here somewhere posted just last week I think.
 
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