another_jim wrote:Mike and Abe, what do you think? I have the impression that unlike other coffee equipment, there's not a lot of awareness how good or bad coffee roasters can be. Home roasters tend to be like evangelists, making it sound cheap and easy. But like everything else in coffee, cheap and easy gets you only so far (although arguably a lot further in roasting than in anything else), to get all the way, one needs to spend some money and time. Perhaps, keeping with the general tone of HB, we can focus on the roasting 202.
I think it's a good idea. Already seeing quite a few beginning home roast queries which have been and continue to be answered multiple other venues. If in fact the trend desired for this forum is more advanced home roasting specifically for espresso should likely be stated in the first Welcome or Statement of Purpose post kept at the top.