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The San Franciscan SF-1: 1lb/500 gram Small Batch Coffee Roaster

San Franciscan SF-1 1lb 500g small batch and sample coffee roasting machine

SF1: 1lb/500g coffee roaster for training and sample roasting

The SF1, our 1-pound roaster, is the best-made sample/profile roaster on the market. It is perfectly suited for profiling and roasting high-end micro-lot boutique coffees. At the San Franciscan Roaster Company, we make use of meticulous craftsmanship to create a roaster that’s as beautiful as it is hardworking. The SF1 is robust and elegant. Due to its manageable size, the SF1 works brilliantly as a training roaster. It allows roastmasters to fine-tune their coffee profiles before transferring to a production roaster. It is the perfect machine for profiling and roasting exceptional specialty coffees.

How The SF1 Roaster Stands Out from the Pack

Although the SF1 is small in stature, it’s able to stand next to our larger roasters in its productivity and usefulness. The SF1’s roasting characteristics—including roasting time, BTU’s, and airflow—are directly proportional to our larger roasters. Our entire line of coffee roasters is fully made in the United States. We only make use of the finest components available. The SF1 includes solid brass exterior features as well as American-made gauges. This roaster is mounted on a rich walnut baseboard which is custom-made for us by the John Boos Company. The combination of a solid brass exterior trim and a custom-build walnut baseboard gives the SF1 a distinctive, durable finish. The SF1 is able to roast 8 oz. (200g) to 1.3 lbs. (590g) of green coffee per batch with up to three roasts per hour. This roaster gives you a maximum roast capacity of 4 lbs per hour and it can run on either natural gas or propane.

Our Roasters are Built in the United States with American-Made Parts

A San Franciscan SF-1 1lb/500gram coffee roaster on location

The SF1 roaster is made with high-quality American motors, sprockets, bearings and other components by companies such as Baldor, Morris, Martin Bearings, and Honeywell. The roaster comes complete with temperature probes for bean and environment temperatures, gas pressure gauge, and hot-air control. Since the face plates are 1/4” steel, the roaster will look great while working relentlessly. Since all of our roasters are built with American-made parts, replacements can be easily purchased in the USA or internationally. At the San Franciscan Roaster Company, we never skimp on quality. For this reason, our roasters and drums are fully hand-fabricated from schedule 40 steel. This ideal material maintains excellent thermal transfer characteristics without becoming brittle over time.

State-of-the-Art Temperature Probes Provide Total Control

Our roasters boast the beauty and elegance of handmade designs while making use of advanced temperature probes in order to yield great results, batch after batch. The SF1’s temperature probes are able to measure bean mass as well as the temperature inside the drum. This information is displayed on a dual-digital display, showing both temperatures simultaneously during the roast. This makes it easier for roastmasters to perfect their roast. Similarly to our other roasters, the SF1 is compatible with most data-logging software for coffee-roasting. In fact, we can easily build your choice of data logger into your new roaster! The roaster’s full manual control allows for roasting times from 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the roastmaster’s preference. Our roasters also include a high-quality gas pressure gauge that allows users to closely monitor BTU output.

Meticulously Designed for Simple Maintenance

The SF1 is as useful as it is easy to maintain. We strive to create a product that our clients will love for years and years. A well-maintained roaster will yield the best coffees day in, day out. For this reason, we’ve specifically designed our roasters to be easy to maintain. The SF1’s fan motor assembly and cooling tray can be removed or detached completely for easy cleaning. Exterior pipes and motors can also be removed for cleaning. The chaff cyclone resides in the cylinder on the back of the roaster, making it much easier to clean and maintain. Our roasters are meticulously designed to be functional and beautiful. The San Franciscan Roaster Company seamlessly combines classic style with modern reliability. Contact us todayto become part of the San Franciscan Roaster family!

Features of the San Franciscan Roaster™ Model SF-1

  • San Franciscan Roasters are built completely in The United States of America.
  • The SF-1 has the same quality instrumentation as the larger San Franciscan roasters.
  • Parts can be purchased in the USA or internationally.
  • Maintenance is easy and simple. The pipes and motors are exterior and can be taken off to clean.
  • The cooling tray detaches for easy cleaning.
  • The chaff cyclone is in the cylinder that sits behind the roaster, making it much easier to clean.
  • Fan motor assembly can be completely removed from the roaster for easy cleaning.
  • The roaster has RTD probes that measure the bean temperature and the environment temperature. The probes connect to a dual-digital display that shows both temperatures simultaneously during the roast.
  • A high-quality gas pressure gauge allows the user to closely monitor BTU input.
  • San Franciscan roasters are powder coated providing a very durable finish.
  • The San Franciscan Roaster and drum are hand-fabricated of 100% schedule 40 steel. This ideal material maintains excellent thermal transfer characteristics without becoming brittle over time.
  • Roasting time is 10-15 minutes depending on roast-master preference.
  • The face-plates are 1/4” steel.
  • San Franciscan roasters are made with well known high quality American made motors, sprockets, bearings and other components by companies such as Baldor, Morris, Martin Bearings, Honeywell components, etc.
  • Comes complete with temperature probes for bean and environment temperatures, gas pressure gauge and hot-air control.
  • San Franciscan Roasters are compatible with most data-logging programs and your choice of data logger can easily be built into your new roaster.


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lifetime-warranty

Guaranteed for Life

Each San Franciscan Roaster™ is covered by a Lifetime Warranty on the materials and fabrication work performed by the Company. Additionally, all of our roasters come with guaranteed personal support for the roaster’s entire lifetime. This lifetime warranty applies solely to the materials and fabrication work performed by the Company. The warranty covers failures due to defects in materials or workmanship and is limited to repair or replacement of the defective parts.
All third-party components meanwhile, such as engines, bearings, and moveable parts incorporated in the Roaster are guaranteed to be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use and service for a period of one (1) year from the date of purchase. Though they are built to last a lifetime and usually do.
While it is rare for our machines to face problems, our team is always available to troubleshoot and answer questions. Simply call or email us and a member of our support team will provide the necessary assistance in a quick, succinct manner.

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What Other Roastmasters think of San Franciscan Roasters

"We love their old style look mixed with good electronics"


"We have two 25lb San Franciscan roasters named Frannie and Cisco. As Roastmaster, I love roasting on these two work horses. I roast simultaneously on both of them, with no problem. We love their old style look mixed with good electronics. If maintainence is kept up, they will work well. As a good companion, we roast all our samples on our 1lb San Franciscan, keeping them harmonious with our roasting process."

Paul Allen - Roastmaster Caravan Coffee

"They've built a world class team around their world class roasters"

"The San Franciscan Coffee Roaster Co. has built a world class team around their world class roasters. Every person we have had the pleasure of working with is extremely knowledgeable in their craft and it shows in their final product. We have been using the same workhorse SF-25 for almost 30 years, so when it finally came time to purchase a new roaster we had no doubt it would be another San Franciscan. The American craftsmanship and American steel insure we will have another 30 years with our new SF-25. The pride they take in their craft shows and it allows us to take pride in ours." 

Nick Harris @petelumacoffee

"They took the roasting experience and perfected the process!"

San Franciscan Roaster Co. were so helpful and worked with us from the beginning (our first phone call with them) to our first roasting experience. They helped with deciding which roaster size would be best for our size business. We were put in contact with other coffee roasters who had purchased a San Franciscan Roaster to get feedback. We met some very awesome people who have had the San Franciscan Coffee Roaster for well over a decade and loved it!

The San Franciscan SF6 Coffee Roaster has been reliable and very easy on maintenance. Since we are in a very rural area (the mountains), they were able to guide us through standard maintenance and then some. We have been operating our SF6 Coffee Roaster now for 2 years and have not had any problems.

The roasting process with the San Franciscan is great...our coffee has had very high praise. They took the roasting experience and perfected the process!

If one day we decide to double our business we would definitely buy another San Franciscan Coffee Roaster!

Gary & Mary Ann, Owners Happy Trails Cafe, LLC

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