29 Nov '17, 1am

The Quick Economics of Home Roasting #Coffee

The next expense to consider is the cost and expected life of the roaster. Home coffee roasters are not immortal. Home coffee roasters range in price from a $2 oven tray to over $1,000. I’ve roasted coffee using many different methods, and even though roasters are built much better today, I still allow for a 50-cent per pound depreciation on the roaster. Some roasters are tanks and will last much longer. Some are duds and will have a shorter life. Other home roasters have disagreed with my 50 cents number as being too much. I’d rather err on the conservative side. The takeaway point is that a home coffee roaster has a finite lifespan.

Full article: https://ineedcoffee.com/the-quick-economics-of-home-roast...

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