Where to buy used coffee roasters

Discuss roast levels and profiles for espresso, equipment for roasting coffee.

#1: Post by NEcoffeesnob » Jan 12, 2020, 6:31 pm

I've been looking to make the jump to a larger roaster for the last year. I currently have a Huky 500 and it's served me well. I probably roast 200 pounds a year, which isn't a lot but I feel like I could get better roasts on a 1kg to 2kg roaster. It would also enable me to expand my capacity to sell more.

Buying a new roaster is really pricey, and I'm wondering if I can get into something for a bit less money. I've looked at coffeetec, the North roaster forum, here, Craigslist, and eBay. Am I missing anywhere?

The anecdotes I see allude to used roasters being available everywhere and are easy to find. From those sites I listed, there are some, but not many.

In some respects I'd like to get a new roaster, but if I can save a few thousand dollars it would seem worth it to go used.

Just exploring all my options, but any additional input would be appreciated. Thanks! Tim

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#2: Post by CarefreeBuzzBuzz » Jan 12, 2020, 6:43 pm

Artisan Quick Start Guide

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#3: Post by Almico » Jan 12, 2020, 7:42 pm

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#4: Post by yakster » Jan 12, 2020, 8:12 pm

Roast magazine has classifieds, but you really only see huge roasters there.

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#5: Post by EddyQ » Jan 13, 2020, 12:12 am

You could also check out manufacturers forums. For instance, Mill City has a pretty nice forum with classifieds (you can join without owning a machine)