We have been roasting coffee for a couple of years now and the difference between store bought beans and home roasted is amazing not only price but flavor. I have sent some Christmas presents to some of my long time compadres to taste and the feedback has been very positive so far. That is the good news. The bad news is that our roaster died so we had to get a new one and the one we had has been on back order for at least 6 months so I had to go to the next step. This is a hefty investment of $500 but will be worth the $ in the long run based on how much coffee we go thru. Here is the new roaster What are the other roasters using and where are you getting beans? We have been very happy with Sweet Marias beans. Great product, supports the environment and awesome customer service Who are you using?