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

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

It’s What’s Inside That Counts: How Our Roasters Stand Apart from the Rest

Posted by Otto Nicli

Thu, Jun, 07, 2018 @ 08:06 AM

The San Franciscan Roaster Company has been producing robust, high-quality coffee roasters for many years. Throughout our time in the industry, we’ve gained valuable knowledge and insight which has allowed us to produce coffee roasters that can suit the needs of even the most meticulous roastmaster. Every single one of our roasters—from the small, yet mighty SF-1 to the robust and quiet SF-75—is 100% American built and manufactured. We never compromise quality.

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Topics: commercial coffee roaster, roaster, Successful business, legacy, sf1, Local, who we are, SF75, SF6, handmade, high quality

How the San Franciscan Roasters Company Stands Apart From the Rest

Posted by The San Franciscan Roaster Co.

Thu, May, 17, 2018 @ 12:05 PM

Coffee roasting is a meticulously detailed process. Converting green coffee into a delicious roast takes time and precision but most importantly, it requires complete control. As with most things in this modern age, coffee roasting machines have gone on to become more automatic, more computerized in order to produce coffees at a faster pace. But coffee roasting is an art form that benefits from complete, personal control. Coffee roasters are the engines that propel any coffee shop forward. Make sure yours is built to last. The San Franciscan Roaster Company believes in the intrinsic value of handmade machines. Not only are our machines designed and built to last a lifetime, they are also incredibly beautiful. Each roastmaster should feel proud of their roaster, from how it works to how it looks. The San Franciscan Roaster Company can provide this and much more!

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Topics: SF25, coffee roaster, commercial coffee roaster, roaster, tradition, legacy, sf1, who we are, SF75, SF6

Roaster Profile: Bootstrap Coffee Roaster

Posted by Emily McIntrye

Sat, Jun, 21, 2014 @ 13:06 PM

Like many coffee professionals, Micah Svejda didn't set out to dedicate his life to the elusive bean. Nor, years ago in a philosophy program in St. Louis, Missouri, could he forsee roasting on a red San Franciscan coffee roaster in the stately city of St. Paul. "I took a job at Kaldi's Coffee to supplement my income as a teaching assistant," says Svejda, who'd put in years behind the bar in chains like Caribou and Dunn Bros., "and the truth is that I fell in love with coffee and out of love with academia."
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Topics: roaster profile, coffee roaster, commercial coffee roaster, roaster, Successful business, Local, SF6