"" It eliminates the roasting equipment ""
no coffee snob would leave the roasting to anyone else.
why let them ruin your Perfect Cup ?
OK maybe you only had a very very very good cup.
but not a perfect one unless you roast yourself.
it will take you at least a year or more of home roasting to find your perfect cup
but there is very good news : top quality green beans are easy to find for start.
no Snob " grows they own " at least for coffee