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The Behmor 1600 AB Plus Roaster can roast 1/4 to 1 pound of green coffee at a time, making it the largest capacity home coffee roaster available. The Behmor features patented catalytic converter technology smoke reducer, although if you roast 1 pound of coffee at a time, smoke will be produced, so put this in a well vented area when using. When comparing to the Gene Cafe drum roaster, the Behmor has less visibility of the roasting coffee, more capacity, and less ability than the Gene Cafe to achieve really dark roasts.

Features 8 customer pre-programmed time controls, and 5 custom pre-programmed heat/roast profile controls, so you can vary the amount of heat the roaster produces during the 15 to 20 minute roast as well as the time. Automatic system diagnostic and troubleshooting is programmed into the unit as well.

This machine is ideal if you want to roast a lot of coffee at once, and do not like to roast to extremely dark French Roast levels, as the Behmor has fire safeguards which strongly discourage really dark roasts (look at the Gene Cafe if you want your roasted coffee black and shiny). A scale is needed when using the Behmor to accurately weigh out the 1/4, 1/2, or 1 pound of green coffee needed to correspond to the Behmor's preset coffee weight roast profiles (the proper roast is dependent on the exact weight of coffee in the drum). It is harder to see the roasting coffee compared with the Gene Cafe, as you have to look through a lighted window and then through a screened roast drum to see the roasting coffee. Accordingly, this machine is best for the intermediate to advanced roaster who depends as much on the sound of the crack as on the color of the bean. The Behmor is quiet (like an electric rotisserie) and it is easy to hear the coffee crack as it roasts. It gets hot when roasting, and the steel top and sides become too hot to the touch.

18" long, 11" high, 13" deep. Uses 1630 watts when running. One year manufacturers warranty included. Click HERE for a manufacturers data sheet.

SPECIAL OFFER: Get 8 pounds of free gourmet green coffee when you order a Behmor.  And get the chance to purchase other green coffees at a big discount.


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by Julian
on 8/5/2019
from NJ
Very Happy
Been roasting on a modified hot air popper outside, and on a Whirley Pop on my gas stove in the kitchen.  Much better roasts with the 1600 AB, very happy.  Smoke suppression, chaff collection, even roasts without any burnt spots, and complete control of the roast process makes it a worthwhile investment.  I roast a full pound on P5 manual high drum speed to 1st crack and P3 until very start of 2nd crack.  Cool externally, not 100% necessary but I do feel it helps with flavor development.  Built in cooling system works well too, it's just my preference to do it the other way.

The coffee that comes with it is great as well, quite fond of the Costa Rican Black Honey, seems they have a lot of great choices.  The fact that everything shipped the same day I ordered it and received a tracking number immediately is a bonus, packaged well, kudos to Williams Brewing.  Would definitely purchase again.  FYI I did get the extra 6 pounds of coffee that is optional at a discounted price, good stuff.
by Charles
on 2/25/2019
from Newark
Major Upgrade from Fresh Roast
I purchased the Behmor 1600+ as an upgrade from the Fresh Roast SR340. The main reason was that the SR340 was making a noise that was driving my dog crazy. I wanted something that worked better but had gone with the SR340 for cost and storage space reasons.

I have been using the Behmor for about 2 weeks and it has done great. It easily reaches the darker roasts that I like with some beans (the Behmor manual seems to imply that it can't but it does much better than the SR340). I like being able to roast 1/2 lb. batches. A half pound of regular plus a half pound of decaf is a week's supply for me.

You do need to monitor it closely as it seems to go from 1st Crack to 2nd crack and smoke faster than the Rosetta Stone times.
by Steve
on 9/6/2018
from California
2nd Behmore
Had the original Behmore for 10 years, it final quit.
Like this one better as you have more control when roasting.
by Gary Kerr
on 2/19/2018
from PA
Behmor 1600 Plus
Great product at the best price out there! Perfect for anyone who wants really good coffee while learning to roast. I recommend getting the discounted coffee with it. 
by Craig Sterry
on 7/25/2015
from Hingham, Mt.
Things You Should Know About The Behmor

1st observation: The digital roasting profile is completely unnecessary. This unit could cost half what it now does by its elimination, thereby allowing the owner to gauge by sight and sound where the bean is at in the roasting process; I have been roasting thusly since the beginning with near perfect results. 
I began doing so when I realized that the provided profiles were almost always wrong! There was a lot of frustration before I realized this and just went forward by carefully watching the beans. Yes, it takes practice but much better than relying on the bogus profiles.

In the beginning, when Behmor was a small and upcoming biz, they responded to emails; now, they don't.

After 4 years, the roasting bulbs have weakened so that it takes almost an hour to reach 2nd crack.
(Yes, I tried cleaning the interior. It didn't work.)

Tho all in all, it's a good roaster.
Would like to replace bulbs but...

Behmor is not responsive, now that they've become the Big Boys.
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Bitter Donald
1/3/2018 3:33:49 PM
Could this be used to roast home malted grains?
It could, but there would be a risk of the grain catching on fire, so we do not recommend this.
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