I’ve just discovered a few interesting products I wanted to share. I haven’t tried any of them.

The iRoast 2 Home Coffee Roaster

The iRoast 2 is an interesting product for home roasting. It basically roasts using hot air, and you can customize the roasting with different blend profiles. Retails for about $200.


JavaVoo is a sort of espresso on the shelf product, with disposable microwave brewed container to make espresso or a latte. Comes complete with all necessary ingredients including water, ground coffee, cream and sugar. With the number of coffee shops in existence these days, you’d have to be pretty desperate to buy these.

Bada Beans

Basically what you do with these is make a cup of coffee, and then drop in one or two of these Bada Beans to sweeten your coffee. Comes in 3 flavors: Vanilla Bean, Nutty Hazelnut, and Caramel Fudge. There’s a quick review over at Slashfood.

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  1. I just realized that the iRoast 2 looks like a hand grenade. 🙂

  2. joshua morris

    While coffeegeek liked the IRoast…..a little…. I don’t think Larry needs to worry about us coming in and pushing him out of the marketplace with our home roasts!

  3. Yeah, seriously. I can’t imagine how many lbs of coffee it would take before you became proficient. Even then, it wouldn’t compare.

  4. Honestly, I think you can get better results from a turbo crazy setup for less than half the price of the air-roasting iRoast (or iRoast2).

    Just my $.02. Even still, no matter how many home-roasters there are (and there are quite a few), there will still be a place for the professional who can put out a consistency and quality unlike anything we can do at home.

  5. Ken

    I recently purchased an i-Roast 1 (there is little difference between it and the 2, except for ability to program 5 stages instead of 3). The machine works well, though you are limited to about 4-5 ounces of coffee. But that’s okay since you want to roast frequently anyhow to keep it fresh.

    I’ve experimented with a wide variety of beans and different roasts. It is really a great tool for learning about coffee. I’m sure professionals like Larry can far outshine the results I get from this machine. But it’s a fun hobby and should pay for itself quickly since green beans are cheaper than roasted.