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The Makeup of a San Fran Roaster: Quality Materials for the Finest Roast

Posted by Maria Gomez

Tue, Aug, 27, 2019 @ 09:08 AM

The San Franciscan Roaster is a carefully constructed machine made for the purpose of roasting. As any specialty coffee aficionado is aware, roasting is an art as well as a science; this means that any alteration to the material, composition, and other variables will affect the process and the roastmaster’s ability to control or define the final roast. The makeup of our machines enhances the ability for unique roasts, which have a big impact on the final cup. It’s why our carefully crafted design has considered the architecture, the materials, and unique characteristics —such as the thickness of the drum—to create a stable thermal platform and the perfect conditions for a consistent, premium, and one-of-a-kind roast.

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Topics: handmade, high quality, education, coffee, coffee roasting

Of Kings and Coffee: A Denver Coffee House & Finding Light Through Roasting

Posted by Maria Gomez

Mon, Jun, 17, 2019 @ 08:06 AM

At Purple Door Coffee in Denver, Colorado, the beloved brewed beverage is more than just a caffeine kick; it is a catalyst that helps transform the lives of young people. Purple Door Coffee has helped homeless youth transition from life on the streets to meaningful employment via job training at their coffee shop and—more recently—in their roasting operation. Their name comes from a central belief within their mission; the color purple, they write, is often associated with royalty, but—as a faith-based organization— they believe everyone is royalty, as the true king lives inside us all, and we thus possess innate value worthy of opportunity, love, and kindness. His door is always open. Hence, the name Purple Door Coffee.  

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Topics: roaster profile, SF25, coffee roaster, coffee roasting, coffee culture

Using Data Collection to Achieve Consistency in Roasting

Posted by Jacqueline Gutierrez

Wed, May, 29, 2019 @ 10:05 AM

Fundamentally, the coffee industry relies on experimentation to improve its techniques and processes. Coffee roasting is the primary example of this. From the transfer of heat to the amount of time set at one specific temperature and then there’s the desire to achieve a specific hue, roasting is all about the art of experimentation.

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Topics: coffee roasting, art of roasting, coffee culture, coffee drinks, data collection, coffee metrics, numerical data in coffee roasting

From Coffee Farm to Coffee House: The San Franciscan Roaster's Love of the Journey

Posted by Maria Gomez

Thu, Mar, 21, 2019 @ 14:03 PM

 

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Topics: coffee roasting, art of roasting, history of coffee roasting, direct trade, coffee culture

From the First Coffee Bean to the Vanilla Latte: Coffee’s Long, Global History

Posted by Julia Hettiger

Fri, Mar, 01, 2019 @ 14:03 PM

Coffee is as universal as the air we breathe. From South America to Asia back to Europe and Africa, coffee is consumed all over the world. It’s one of the most popular drinks on the market and has been for hundreds and hundreds of years. While coffee may have been around a lot longer than researchers can prove, its earliest known use was in the 15th century in Yemen, in the Sufi Monasteries. From there, the consumption of coffee can be traced in many countries throughout history.

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Topics: International, education, coffee, coffee roasting, history of coffee roasting