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Otto Nicli

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Old School Design in Modern Times | Keeping the Craft of Coffee Roasting Alive

Posted by Otto Nicli

Fri, Nov, 16, 2018 @ 13:11 PM

Every year, people wait with bated breath to hear news about the next generation of iPhones. Everyday, people scroll through their brand new smartphones to learn about the next big gadget. We’re living in a culture of “new.”  We’ve grown accustomed to the lifestyle of simply upgrading as soon as something falters or breaks down. Thankfully, this culture has yet to take over every facet of life (although it does appear to be going that way). There are still artisans who use their craft to build beautiful instruments and tools that are meant to last generations. Sculptors, blacksmiths, potters, and painters continue honing their craft, inspiring those around them with meticulous design that cherishes an inexhaustible history.

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Topics: coffee roasting, art of roasting, sense of taste, taste vs. flavor, coffee flavors, experience, handmade, high quality, SF10, education

Educating The Next Generation of Roastmasters While Protecting the Environment

Posted by Otto Nicli

Fri, Aug, 10, 2018 @ 07:08 AM

The Specialty Coffee community is all about sustainability, from farm to cup. When it comes to roasting, roastmasters must be completely aware of how their machines affect the environment. Local municipalities are in charge of regulating emissions. As such, regulations differs from state to state but larger roasters (specifically those that roast over 10 lbs/5 kg) require some type of permit in order to be operated. The San Franciscan Roaster Company is devoted to building machines that exceed expectations. Our largest roasters, the SF25 and SF75, come outfitted with afterburners in order to comply with the most stringent air quality control mandates. But the work doesn’t stop there. The San Franciscan Roaster Company is doing its part in bettering the environment. Our coffee school, the Coffee Roasting Institute in North Carolina, is working on becoming a net zero carbon footprint business. This way, prospective roastmasters can learn everything there is to know about roasting while reducing their environmental footprint.

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Topics: SF10, education, experience, SF6, roaster, coffee roaster, commercial coffee roaster

Five Reasons Why the SF6 Ranks as the Best Small-Batch Coffee Roaster

Posted by Otto Nicli

Mon, Jul, 09, 2018 @ 07:07 AM

There are many reasons why the SF6 is known as the best small-batch coffee roaster in the world. From the American-made parts to the classic design, the SF6 from the San Franciscan Roaster Company stands apart from other roasters as a robust and reliable small-batch coffee roaster for beginners and professionals alike. If you’re considering a new roaster for your coffee house, the SF6 may be exactly what you’re looking for.

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Bridging The Gap Between Coffee Farmer and Coffee Consumer

Posted by Otto Nicli

Mon, Jun, 18, 2018 @ 10:06 AM

Specialty coffee roasting is an exciting journey to embark on whether you’re working as a part-time barista at your local coffee house or an entrepreneur who’s looking for the next challenge. The coffee roasting industry is simultaneously a global enterprise while being incredibly individualistic. In most cases, specialty coffee roasters, brands, and shops are managed by only a handful of people. And not every coffee roaster has his or her own coffee shop or coffee house. Thanks to the internet and online shopping, many coffee roasters are able to ship their product all around the world. In order for a batch of coffee beans to achieve the distinction of specialty coffee, the coffee roaster must use his or her personal skills and abilities to create something truly unique. Unlike mass-produced coffees, specialty coffee roasting boasts a personal touch that allows it to stand apart from the rest. It’s also necessary to use a specialty coffee roaster like the ones available from the San Franciscan Roaster Company. We build our products by hand to your exact specifications.

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Topics: experience, education, high quality, handmade, commercial coffee roaster, roaster profile, coffee roaster, roaster

How to Gain Valuable Insight in the Art of Coffee Roasting

Posted by Otto Nicli

Mon, Jun, 11, 2018 @ 08:06 AM

If you’ve always dreamed of starting up your own coffee roasting business, it’s best to get started on the right foot. Perhaps you’ve never roasted before or maybe you’ve dabbled a bit but you don’t feel ready to take it to the next level. Well, you chose the right industry to become a part of! As you may or may not know, the specialty coffee roasting industry is very community-oriented so we’re always ready to help our friends and peers succeed. Not only does the San Franciscan Roaster Company build small-batch machines for small-batch roasters, we also provide training services for roastmasters to become perfectly acquainted with their San Franciscan Roaster! In order to provide as much knowledge as possible, we’ve teamed up with Bald Guy Brew to create The Coffee Roasting Institute, an official, SCA-Certified premiere training campus is located in Boone, North Carolina. It’s our goal to help you know everything there is to know about roasting!

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Topics: roaster, legacy, Successful business, commercial coffee roaster, coffee roaster, education, experience