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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

Choosing a Commercial Coffee Roaster for Your First Coffee House

Posted by Jacqueline Gutierrez

Fri, Aug, 24, 2018 @ 07:08 AM

As you venture into becoming a coffee house owner, one of the primary components of your coffee house will ultimately be your roaster. Evaluating your options for a commercial coffee roaster will depend on your needs and business plans. 

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Topics: SF10, experience, education, high quality, handmade, SF6, SF75, sf1, legacy, roaster, Successful business, coffee roaster, SF25, commercial coffee roaster

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

Celebrating Individuality & Commercial Coffee Roasters: Introducing the New SF10

Posted by Maria Gomez

Fri, Jun, 29, 2018 @ 12:06 PM

America has always celebrated the individual and the potential of every person to contribute something of unique value to the larger picture. Individualism is an upheld value in the specialty coffee culture; every vision is different and every pair of hands involved in the process is distinct, valuable, and necessary.  This idea is intrinsic to the San Franciscan Roaster Company, where we build using only American-made parts and cherish ideas of craftsmanship, artistry, and innovation. Every machine we construct is handcrafted, carefully assembled, and representative of our profound knowledge of the industry. So in the spirit of one of  America’s finest founding principles, we are proud to introduce our newest roaster: the SF10.

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Topics: high quality, handmade, SF10, roaster profile, coffee roaster, commercial coffee roaster, Successful business, roaster, tradition

Introducing the SF10 + Expo Recap

Posted by The San Franciscan Roaster Co.

Fri, May, 04, 2018 @ 11:05 AM

  

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Topics: SF10