As a semi-retired specialty coffee taster/buyer/roaster with three decades of experience I'd advise you to hold on to your money for now and give some more thought to your level of interest in coffee roasting.
You might start by spending a big chunk of time on the web site of this excellent company who specializes in selling small quantities of green (unroasted) coffees and home roasting equipment to enthusiast consumers:
Home Coffee Roasting Supplies - Sweet Maria's
That web site is easily the best source of information on coffee origins, brewing equipment and techniques and so on available anywhere. From there you can either try your hand at home roasting (recommended) or if you're reasonably certain you want to roast on a commercial scale contact a supplier such as Ambex or Probat. Training in use of the equipment is usually included with purchase.
Another learning opportunity on the West Coast is the annual Specialty Coffee Association of America convention and exhibit, which is in Portland this year, in April. It would be well worth attending.
Feel free to PM me for more information if you'd like.