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Commercial Coffee Roasting Machines

It takes a quality commercial roaster to create a quality cup of coffee

The Perfect cup of coffee does not Just happen randomly

It’s essential to start with quality coffee beans – But, a low quality commercial coffee roaster can reduce them to a bitter, acidic tasting brew — resembling something you’d typically get from a fast-food drive through.

The secret is in the roasting! A combination of the right amount of conduction heating spread consistently, through a high-quality steel drum, combined with just enough convection heating to burn up the impurities, without destroying the unique flavor of those beautiful beans.

That’s what it takes to create a cup of coffee people rave about. Coffee they will come back for, year after year.

The 3-step Formula for roasting perfect coffee

Quality coffee beans are essential for good coffee, but it is essential they are properly roasted


A good cup of coffee starts with quality beans. There’s no substitute for that. Quality beans are essential for good coffee so it’s almost criminal to destroy them with a cheap, poor quality coffee roaster.

Coffee roasting expertise is necessary for exceptional roasting


Expertise from training with masters in the craft of coffee roasting. That’s why San Franciscan employ some of the best roasters in the business and hold regular training sessions for our clients.

Consistency in coffee roasting comes from using a quality commercial coffee roaster


Consistency comes with a coffee roaster that responds to your controls, a roaster made of quality materials, that disperses heat evenly, giving you consistency throughout your roasts.

The Secret is in the Materials and the Craftsmanship

At San Franciscan Roaster, we don’t compromise on quality. We use consistent quality US steel for our roasting drums, because it does not contain the impurities found in imported steel. US steel disperses heat consistently, ensuring an even roast. Every time. That way, when your roast is perfect – exactly the way you want it, you can use our Cropster Replay automation to consistently repeat that roast, over and over — without any variations

The build quality of a San Franciscan Roaster is legendary. It means that they continue to produce beautiful roasts, consistently for decades. With a minimum of maintenance. Outlasting cheaper, knock off roasters many times over. This ensures you get a decent return on investment, while enjoying the satisfaction of being counted among an elite group of coffee roasters.

When it comes to coffee roasting, aim to be the best. The Gold Standard of coffee roasting machines — a San Franciscan Roaster — could be within your reach. Fill out the form and start a conversation with one of our experts today. 

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What You Should Know About Our Commercial Coffee Roasters

San Franciscan commercial coffee roasters are fabricated from quality USA steel
Single-walled drums give roastmasters complete control over their roasts

At the San Franciscan Roaster Company, our team builds the best commercial coffee roasters in the world. We’ve achieved this distinction by paying close attention to every detail. From the materials used to the ease of maintenance, our commercial coffee roasters are hand-fabricated to produce an experience of the highest quality, time and time again.


Materials — Commercial Coffee Roasters Built with 100% Schedule 40 Domestic Steel

Reliability is crucial when it comes to commercial coffee roasters. Every San Franciscan Coffee Roaster is built with US steel instead of foreign steel. Unlike other roasters, which are built with lower-quality steel imported from Asia, San Franciscan Roasters are built from hand-fabricated, 100% schedule 40 US steel. 

Our commercial coffee roasters yield more even heat diffusion characteristics, resulting in precision-conductive heating transfer. Domestic steel is strong and tough but not tempered. Due to the superb heat diffusion characteristics of mild carbon steel, the temperature of the entire surface of the inside of the drum will be consistent.


Single-Walled Drums — Precision-Conducting Heating Transfer Capabilities

Our single-walled drums give roastmasters the ability to get as involved with the roasting process as possible. We intentionally avoid double-wall drums in our roasters as they limit the heat application by conductivity. 


All Of Our Machines are Proudly Built by Hand in the USA

In addition to only using domestic steel, we also build every single machine by hand right here in our factory in Carson City, Nevada. Our products are never mass-produced. Each roaster is built with your exact needs and specifications in mind. 

A Wide Range of Personalization Options 

With thousands of color choices available, your future San Franciscan roaster will perfectly represent your coffee house’s brand colors or your particular aesthetic. When a product boasts the “Made in the USA” distinction, people notice. We hold ourselves to a higher standard and want to make our customers proud of their purchase.

Commercial Coffee Roaster Specifications

Drum & Chassis

  • Hand-fabricated, 100% schedule 40 steel
  • Single-wall, domestic steel drums 
  • Precision-conductive heating transfer 
  • Built completely in the United States
  • Face-plates are ¼” steel
  • Stainless steel cooling tray
  • Powder-coated to provide a durable finish
  • 650 color options


  • Designed and built with Magnehelic gauges to measure pressure

Power & Technology

  • High-quality American-made motors
  • Roasters come with temperature probes for bean and environment temperatures, gas pursue gauge and hot-air control
  • Compatible with most data-logging programs
    • Automation options available such as Cropster Replay
  • Variable speed drums
  • Damper and variable speed air fan 
  • Cool air fan in SF-10 and above


  • Gas roasters
  • Outfitted for natural gas or propane (option for adaptability)
  • 110v (SF1-SF6) 
  • 220 v (SF10-SF25)

ANSI Certification

  • ANSI and CSA Certified/NSF Certified
  • ETL Listed

Installation & Maintenance

  • Pipes and motors are on the exterior and can be taken off for cleaning
  • Cooling tray detaches for easy cleaning
  • Chaff cyclone sits behind the roaster, making it much easier to clean
  • Fan motor assembly can be completely removed

Control of the Craft with State-of-the-Art Data Logging Technology

By making use of excellent data-logging software such as Cropster and Artisan, today’s generation of coffee roasters is able to embrace creativity and experimentation. Having all the right data points may help in some regards, but it doesn’t particularly mean you’ll make the perfect roast time and again. 

While the data might say a roast should be perfect, your coffee roasting senses may say otherwise. San Franciscan roasters are designed specifically to enhance the roastmaster’s ability to use his or her physical senses while roasting. This way, you’ll be able to embrace (and control) the craft as completely as possible!

It’s necessary for roastmasters to embrace the craft of commercial coffee roasting, and our roasters make that a reality! The San Franciscan Roaster Company strives to keep the spirit of artistry alive in the world of specialty coffee roasting. 

At the San Franciscan Roaster Company, we like to say, “don’t fear the craft; embrace it!” We think technology can save us from mistakes. But technology can very easily go awry when you have the wrong inputs. More often than not, people are afraid to use their own senses to bring correction to a roast. 

The combination of automation software and manual control make San Franciscan roasters the best in the world

Meticulously Designed for Efficient Cleaning and Maintenance

San Franciscan Roasters are designed for ease of cleaning and maintenance

Not only is commercial coffee roaster maintenance important, but it’s also crucial for the overall usefulness and functionality of the machine. We’ve designed our machines for maintenance to be as efficient and palpable as possible. Roastmasters are able to get to every part of their San Franciscan roaster easily. Everything is easy to access. Since the parts are removable, cleaning becomes less of a hassle. 

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Lifetime Maintenance Assistance Available!

We understand the importance of this investment, so we want to make your ownership of your roaster as seamless and frustration-free as possible. So, when it comes to maintaining your commercial coffee roaster, the San Franciscan team is here to help

We provide lifetime maintenance assistance over the phone or through email. Our machines also come with a 1-year limited warranty, so if you encounter any obstacles, you won’t have to worry. 

Contact the San Franciscan Roaster Company Today!

Every San Franciscan™ roaster is made proportionally, giving you the freedom to duplicate roasts across our entire line of machines. In fact, you won't be able to tell the difference in blind cuppings! This is particularly impressive if you’d like to develop a premium profile that can be easily duplicated with a larger roaster. 

Size is a big factor when it comes to choosing the right commercial coffee roaster. Perhaps your roasting business is just starting out or maybe you’d like to expand your workload. 

So many details go into the design and construction of our machines; this page only scratches the surface. Our goal is to offer the best commercial coffee roasters on the market. 

If you’d like to delve deeper into our commercial coffee roaster equipment or if you’re ready to purchase a new machine, give us a call at 775-996-2280! We’d love to answer any questions you may have. 

Witness the true beauty that comes from embracing the craft of coffee roasting today!

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