sluflyer06 wrote:I worry about not being good enough at it and either having to just give up on the investment of the roaster or ending up with subpar coffee. I do have a couple friends that home roast but they both moved away.
I sure wasn't worried and knew if others (professional and home level) could successfully do it then I could as well. In the past I've used thousands of pounds of different coffees (primarily for espresso) for home/commercial use from some of the best artisan roasters nationwide. What I get from home roasting has kept me quite satisfied for over 3 years now. Seriously doubt I'll ever spend another $ on roasted coffee. My home devised/built roaster has long paid for itself, so that wasn't a concern either. It's a matter of sourcing high quality green coffee(s) and find the right roast level you like for a particular brew method and just work on maximizing that for taste/consistency.