I did a bunch of research to buy my first coffee roaster.
I didn't want to go too big but also didn't want to start small because if the business was actually successful I would need to buy immediately a bigger machine. I decided to buy a 3kg machine which came out to a total of around $6,000 shipped.
To anyone who knows about these machines, this is really cheap. A 3kg machine in the US is probably around $15,000. I got mine from China from an actually pretty reputable company.
The machine arrived this week. So far I've done a couple of roasts on it with some coffee beans I bought online and it's been good.
I can't wait to start selling coffee online.