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    by Published on 13th May 2022 10:07 PM  Number of Views: 68 

    here's my setup...

    Launched onto the market in November 2018.

    I've bought OE grinders in the past, and haven't had an issue, so just picked one of these hunks up for just under £300 new, but is it worth the retail £525 UK price tag?

    With 78 to 75mm flat 'Ghost' burrs; is it a good deal?:
    The hopper holds around 80grms of beans

    • Hardened Stainless Steel nested Deep Cut Triangular Prism Tooth Burr Set
    • Rotational Burr 78 mm, Stationary Burr 75 mm
    • Stepped Grind Adjustment 20 Steps
    • Not suitable for Espresso or Turkish Grind
    • Made in Taiwan

    The Orphan Espresso Apex is the world's first and only flat burr manual coffee grinder! The Apex uses a Ghost Tooth Burr set, and when combined with the moderate speed of manual grinding, the result is a clean, and uniform grind.
    The Apex hand grinder is designed for all coffee brewing methods (but NOT suitable for Espresso or Turkish coffee).


    • Hardened Stainless Steel nested Deep Cut Triangular Prism Tooth Burr Set - commonly called a "Ghost Tooth Burr" (Rotational Burr 78 mm, Stationary Burr 75 mm)
    • Stepped grind adjustment has 20 steps for grinding from fine through coarse settings
    • 1 to 4 Planetary Gear Drive delivers optimum speed for efficient operation
    • True Left or Right Hand operation - The ghost tooth burr delivers the same excellent grind result in either rotational direction. In fact, due to burr geometry counterclockwise grinding is slightly easier - perfect light roasts or hard beans (but it is not quite as fast in this direction)
    • Affix to work top for one handed operation, or use the supplied reusable, non-marking, silicone anti-slip gel pads for smooth counter top placement
    • EPD coated aluminum Chassis with Roller Bearing Mounted Stainless Steel axle for stable burr alignment, and strength (5 bearing sets are in the Apex!)
    • EPD coated Cast Zinc Body/Base
    • Removable Silicone Base cover
    • Hand Made Glass Catch Cup

    how to clean:

    for 20g of beans, it will take around 1min to grind; will post more feedback soon...
    by Published on 21st May 2022 12:44 PM

    for around £95 Imported plus you'll need a Stepdown Transformer to use it in the UK, you can now get a purpose built coffee roaster which is in the shape of the popular popcorn maker but designed for coffee roasting and can roast 100g max in 7 minutes and has control over time, temperature and air speed, with a 3:00 cooling cycle at the end of the ...
    by Published on 3rd May 2020 09:48 AM

    After only 15 months of use, the grinder's gearbox has failed, and making an awful noise as it attempts to turn the burrs; this also happened to the older model I had, the 270W, so I've contacted Baratza, in the US, and they confirmed that it was a KNOWN issue in the 270W and 270Wi gearboxes, so I'm now hoping that they will replace this part for FREE even though the Warranty lapsed in January 2020.

    Will update soon!
    by Published on 12th July 2021 03:31 PM     Number of Views: 412 

    I now have a new version 2020sr for sale; I've only used it for testing so not heavily used; price: £300 delivered!

    available here: [For Sale] Behmor 2020sr Coffee Roaster
    by Published on 17th May 2022 10:08 AM
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    For Sale -After some years in the making (2012), and a Kickstarter event, UniTerra have finally launched the UniTerra Nomad Espresso Machine to the masses. It features a double action pump, 9 bars of pressure ( no pressurized filter basket involved!), and takes 17 grams of freshly roasted 'fine' ground coffee.
    The basket size in Nomad is the same as the La Pavoni Europiccola 49mm two cup filter ...
    by Published on 25th September 2012 07:19 PM  Number of Views: 2945 

    This is by far the best quality Popper I've tried so far as it being suitable for Coffee Roasting as well as popping the odd cup of corn! Forget the crappy £10 machines...they just won't work for decent coffee roasting! .

    Unlike other popcorn makers that have an outer plastic 'inlet' chamber with a limited circumference, this one is wider, and is made of metal, with a metal edge; see pics:

    also the important part is side hot air vents, not base vent!!
    You can get a great coffee roast in as little as 7 minutes with 3 brief 15sec rest periods in between. See our dedicated Popcorn forum for more tips and some great video tutorials here:

    Popcorn Popper Coffee Roaster Forum

    Brand: Giles & Posner - decent quality and good wattage.

    I will be sending this as New and Boxed, as it's never been used!

    Your Price: £22
    (Retail normally: £38)
    Postage: £6

    Private Message me if you're interested!
    by Published on 19th August 2013 09:07 PM  Number of Views: 5898 

    just acquired this! It runs on electric and gas. An electric motor powers each cog of the 4 drums, and the gas of course roasts the beans; each drum can be run independently as and when required!

    Whitmee sample roaster. A "sample roaster" is a device used by either a coffee importer or roaster to roast small samples (usually around 4-6 oz or so) of green coffee.

    The purpose of the roaster is to allow evaluation in the cup of the taste and aroma of samples of certain coffees.

    In the hands of a coffee importer, the "cupping" of the resulting beans helps establish how good or bad the large lot (probably ranging from a few hundred to a few thousand pounds in size) the sample has been drawn from actually is, which will help the coffee trader set the price of the lot.

    In the hands of the hands of a coffee roaster, the cupping of the traders' samples helps the roaster compare the coffees' cup quality to it's price. The roaster can do a better job of finding the sort of taste and quality the are looking for at the price they can afford to pay - coffees, even if they are from the same country or village, will seldom taste the same, so doing some sort of quality assessment of the roasted coffee is key.

    What do you think?

    I have this FOR SALE from late September 2013!

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