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Behmor 1600: first look

Postby Raf » Thu May 15, 2008 3:12 pm

This morning a package arrived at my door, containing a bright red Behmor 1600, 240V, kindly loaned to me by Steve from HasBean for testing purposes. I can't say too much (sorry, promised Steve that I wouldn't go too much into detail), but the first run was promising. It's almost plug and play, that easy. Just dumped 250 grams of Cup of Excellence in it, pressed "Program 1" and 20 minutes later I had roasted coffee... 8) Me likes. Steve will have to pry this machine from my cold, dead fingers I'm afraid... :twisted:

*disclaimer: I'm not entirely unbiased about this machine. I have mailed extensively about it with its inventor since I heard about it some four or five years ago, and have eagerly been awaiting its landing on European shores.
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RE: Behmor 1600: first look

Postby GeorgeW » Fri May 16, 2008 10:25 am

This is going to be very interesting Raf. I'm looking forward to what you think about this machine.
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RE: Behmor 1600: first look

Postby Steve » Fri May 16, 2008 10:27 am

Just to say Raf has the 230v version not the 240 I have that here in a lovely green :)
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RE: Behmor 1600: first look

Postby Raf » Fri May 16, 2008 11:50 am

:oops: well I'm not good with numbers

it's red, that's enough info for me!
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Postby rooienar » Fri May 16, 2008 12:11 pm

Great news,

looking forward to your review,

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Re: RE: Behmor 1600: first look

Postby Gouezeri » Fri May 16, 2008 12:45 pm

Steve wrote:Just to say Raf has the 230v version not the 240 I have that here in a lovely green :)

British racing green I hope! :wink:
Feel free to send it my way if you want someone to review the 240v :wink:

Joking aside, I just thought, have you compared both machines Steve? Is there still a need for a 230v and 240v machines? Historically this has been an issue, and I'd be keen to see whether any progress has been made as there can be huge variations in line voltage just within the UK. Anybody know whether the US gets the same kinda variation?
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RE: Re: RE: Behmor 1600: first look

Postby Steve » Fri May 16, 2008 2:00 pm

Raf has been instrumental in us talking to Joe so I thought I'd give him first look then grab it back for the side by side comparisons. Lots going on at the moment so time for testing two machines is difficult.

I may be after a home roaster who has some time to put it through its paces once I've had a play for maybe a week, but someone who is good, so that rules you out Dom :)
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Re: RE: Re: RE: Behmor 1600: first look

Postby Raf » Fri May 16, 2008 2:03 pm

Steve wrote:Raf has been instrumental in us talking to Joe so I thought I'd give him first look then grab it back for the side by side comparisons. Lots going on at the moment so time for testing two machines is difficult.


you think I'll let it go again???

my aren't you naive... 8)
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Re: RE: Re: RE: Behmor 1600: first look

Postby Gouezeri » Fri May 16, 2008 2:10 pm

Steve wrote:I may be after a home roaster who has some time to put it through its paces once I've had a play for maybe a week, but someone who is good, so that rules you out Dom :)

Well if you sent me something decent to roast in it, rather than the usual sticks and stones :P


Seriously though, at the moment the main review on the machine is Tom's at SM. It would be interesting to see what you and other people think compared to Tom's comments. I think a lot of us have high hopes for this machine.
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RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Behmor 1600: first look

Postby Raf » Fri May 16, 2008 3:08 pm

Interesting (and very favorable) review by Tom there. I don't think I'll be able to add much.
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RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Behmor 1600: first look

Postby Bombcup » Fri May 16, 2008 3:19 pm

Would be good to get a european review, I imagine the 230v model could behave quite differently to the 110v version.
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RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Behmor 1600: first look

Postby the_dude » Sat May 17, 2008 3:19 pm

When will the behmor be available in Europe?
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RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Behmor 1600: first look

Postby Steve » Sat May 17, 2008 6:39 pm

Hopefully October/ November time, although no set dates yet.
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Postby the_dude » Sat May 17, 2008 7:23 pm

*sigh*
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RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Behmor 1600: first look

Postby Steve » Sat May 17, 2008 7:43 pm

Its not so easy to get one of these type of things to market in the EU CE testing has proven challenging if not a little picky.
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