Things are starting to come together quickly for Motorhead Coffee. I’ve been down this road before and I know what comes next. It is the time that I start to question everything. “Am I crazy? Is this a bad idea? Am I ready to go back to working 90 hours a week? How bad do I want this? Wouldn’t I rather spend my days relaxing by the pool? Can I make it work this time? Am I wasting my time and money? Who even cares whether they drink bad coffee or good coffee? Is this particular approach a clever niche concept that will succeed wildly or is it so narrow it will fall on its face?” And the big question: “What roaster should I end up buying?”
I am in the middle of working out a deal with a friend to launch the business by renting his machine until I have a home for my own machine. He roasts on a 5 kilo US Roasters. I have never used one of these before and am looking forward to getting my hands on one. For mobile purposes, there are only two machines I am considering:
I like the fact that both machines are US made. The San Franciscan is a work of art. The US Roasters is more affordable. Both get the job done. Either of these machines would look great on the back of a “roasting trailer.” Which brings me to another question: “If this succeeds, what am I going to do when a little 3 kilo can’t keep up with demand?” Buy a bigger roaster! Did I mention I need a partner?!!
Enough questions for today; my head is beginning to hurt.