Hi Alberto. You may need to slow the drum down, but it should have no problem roasting a few pounds of cacao. It's pretty expensive for the amount of cacao you'll be able to roast at a time, but it looks like a good machine that should last a good long time.
Compared to a Behmor, this looks more 'professional' and has the benefits of not having a built-in temperature probe, and not having to remove the drum to load and unload. You'll also have finer level control of your roasting profiles than you can achieve with a Behmor.
I don't know of any other professional roasters in that price range. Everything else is more of a home roaster, which isn't to say they're not good. The behmor is the obvious one, and one that many use to roast cacao.
The Behmor does have manual control so you can have more control over your roast profile--you don't have to use the pre-programmed profiles. The main issues are that you need to hack it to add a bean temperature probe and that the manual control is not as fine-grained as you may want.
Post by krizzstroganof on Jul 15, 2020 11:56:14 GMT -5
brelto85 is mentioning Aillio Bullet coffee roaster, is there someone out there using this? What is your experience?
Aillio Bullet seems like a really interesting roaster, good capacity, induction heating, compact and some nice temperature reading tracking all your data. From what a read it's mostly conductive heating which makes me a bit thoughtful. Any thought on conductive vs convective heating in a drum roaster like this?