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The San Franciscan Roaster Community

"Thoroughly impressed by quality of their equipment and the level of customer care"
Chelsea Fountain
Rise & Grind Coffees, NC
(from Google reviews)

“Love the company and our roaster is, hands down, the best built in the world.”
Timothy Styczynski
Bridge Coffee
Yuba City, CA

"Easy to clean, operate, troubleshoot....you name it"
Bert Davis
Roaster @ Daysol Coffee Lab
BHM | AL

"Beautiful roaster! A center piece of our cafe"
 Ohio Roasting Company
(from Google reviews)

 Roast Magazine’s Micro Coffee Roaster of the Year Award for 2020, Mostra Coffee of the Philippines 

 Roast Magazine’s Micro Coffee Roaster of the Year Award for 2020, Mostra Coffee of San Diego.  Known for not only roasting coffees of superior quality, Mostra is also helping put the coffee industry of the Philippines on the map"Ease of use, consistency and the ability to manually adjust "on the fly" are just some of the few things that we love about our SF-25 roaster."

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Purple Door Coffee in Denver, Colorado, has helped homeless youth transition from life on the streets to meaningful employment.

Purple Door Coffee in Denver, Colorado, has helped homeless youth transition from life on the streets to meaningful employment. “The overall quality of the SF-25 build makes it a very responsive machine, so when I make an adjustment to the gas, it adjusts consistently every time,” 

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As the winner of the Colombia National Roaster Championship, Luisa Fernanda Quintero has plenty of credibility under her belt.

As the winner of the Colombia National Roaster Championship, Luisa Fernanda Quintero has plenty of credibility under her belt. "For me, working in coffee in Colombia is a privilege especially in my case; I daily roast, in my San Franciscan SF-6, specialty coffees produced by La Palma & El Tucán."

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Little Red Wagon is a low-overhead business with a trailer turned into a mobile roasting facility

Little Red Wagon is a low-overhead business: all three partners have full-time jobs, and in order to meet local health department regulations requiring a dedicated kitchen they turned a trailer into a mobile roasting facility. "The great thing about the Sf6 is that we can do 3 pound batches to see which profiles work. I guess you could say it’s fearless roasting. We’ll try anything and see if works.”

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Manifesto Coffee opened less than two years ago, but is already expanding their business in Tacoma's Hilltop neighborhood

Manifesto Coffee opened less than two years ago, but is already expanding their business in Tacoma's Hilltop neighborhood. The company is 100% owned and operated by a group of four friends, “We’ve had a couple of challenges, and it’s always been a very pleasant experience doing business with the San Franciscan Roaster Company.” 

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Augie's Coffee, originally founded in Redlands, has gained a rapid following on the outskirts of Los Angeles, with current locations in Redlands, Riverside, Claremont, and Temecula. "When we got the San Franciscan, it was nice, because we were able to use Cropster and have a lot more variable control on drum speed, fan speed, all of those different toys so that was very exciting."

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The Community of San Franciscan Coffee Roastmasters: Excellence in Every Roast

The community using San Franciscan Roasters is a passionate group of artisans dedicated to producing the highest quality coffee. These roastmasters are not just coffee enthusiasts; they are craftsmen who demand the best from their equipment and themselves. They refuse to compromise on quality and strive to create unique coffee that enhances the lives of their patrons.

The Craftsmanship of San Franciscan Roasters

San Franciscan Roasters are renowned for their exceptional quality and precision. Built with an emphasis on durability and consistency, these roasters are the tool of choice for serious coffee professionals. Each roaster is handcrafted in the USA, combining traditional craftsmanship with modern technology to provide unparalleled control over the roasting process.

For the roastmasters, using a San Franciscan Roaster means having the ability to fine-tune every aspect of the roast. From controlling the airflow to adjusting the drum speed and temperature, these machines allow for an incredible degree of precision. This precision is crucial for bringing out the unique flavors and characteristics of each coffee bean, ensuring that every batch is roasted to perfection.

Cà Phê Roasters is Helping Revitalize Philadelphia's Kensington Neighborhood with Vietnamese Coffee.

Cà Phê Roasters is Helping Revitalize Philadelphia's Kensington Neighborhood with Vietnamese Coffee. "What many people don’t know is that there’s a chicory flavor, which is an additive that I don’t put in our coffee. But I was able to bring out that flavor through the roasting process."

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In the small town of Yuba City, California, Bridge Coffee Company has been making strides in the industry.

In the small town of Yuba City, California, Bridge Coffee Company has been making strides in the industry. " I’m passionate about coffee, so I want the product to be good, but I also have been blessed with a phenomenal team of people that care about people."

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Caravan Coffee is guided by three basic principles: source with intention, roast with intention, and brew with intention.

Caravan Coffee is guided by three basic principles: source with intention, roast with intention, and brew with intention. "Our philosophy at Caravan is that we need to do a great job with the coffee.  If we don’t treat it with the respect it deserves, it’s like saying the people at source aren’t worth the work they put into this."

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Valhalla Coffee, located in Tacoma, Washington, was originally founded in 2004 long before you heard the terms 'micro-lots' or 'third-wave' being thrown around coffeehouses. "The  San Franciscan SF- 25 roaster was the coolest thing I had ever seen in my life."

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Bold Bean in Jacksonville, Florida, is a specialty café and roastery, started in a garage about ten years ago and since then, has gained a rapid following that has lead to the opening of two new shops. "It just blows me away the type of people who drink coffee, the variety of people, the conversations you have, and the relationships you are able to develop."

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Treeline Coffee is inspired by travelers, adventurers, and outdoor enthusiasts, based on the idea that coffee should fuel you to do what you love. "Everyone has this love for coffee, it’s indescribable.  I don’t know any other industry that functions like the coffee industry."

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A Commitment to Quality

The roastmasters who use San Franciscan Roasters share a common commitment to quality. They meticulously source their beans from the best coffee-growing regions around the world, often working directly with farmers to ensure that the beans are grown and harvested under the best conditions. This direct trade approach not only guarantees high-quality beans but also supports sustainable farming practices and fair compensation for the farmers.

Once the beans are sourced, the real art begins. Using their San Franciscan Roasters, these artisans experiment with different roast profiles to find the perfect balance of flavor, acidity, and body. The ability to precisely control the roasting process allows them to highlight the unique attributes of each coffee, whether it's the bright citrus notes of an Ethiopian Yirgacheffe or the deep, chocolatey tones of a Colombian Supremo.

 Tico Coffee from Campbell in the South Bay, California specialize in high-quality coffee beans from around the world.

 Tico Coffee from Campbell in the South Bay, California specialize in high-quality coffee beans from around the world. "For me to be able to come and start this company and learn to roast, being able to transform those beans into something people enjoy, makes me feel humbled but also proud."

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Sonder Coffee, from Denver, Colorado is a bright and airy coffeehouse and roastery

Sonder Coffee, from Denver, Colorado is a bright and airy coffeehouse and roastery, opened by three friends. "Our philosophy with owning a coffee shop is to add value to peoples’ lives in small ways.  It wasn’t until after our travels that we discovered craft coffee and fell in love with it. "

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 The Kookaburra, located in St. Augustine, Florida, is made up of three locations and a roastery.

The Kookaburra, located in St. Augustine, Florida, is made up of three locations and a roastery. "The whole reason we ended up going with San Franciscan is because Zach recommended it. When I started shopping around for a roaster.  He was like, “It’s the best roaster we have used.”

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 A certified woman-owned small business, Black Powder Coffee works hard to source coffee responsibly and roast it to optimal flavor, presenting it to customers in a variety of venues. The San Franciscan Roaster appealed to Dave’s engineering background. “I appreciate how Matt and the team design the componentry,” he says.

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The only specialty coffee roaster in a town called "The Next Napa" for its vibrant wine-producing culture, Gold Country Roasters's current iteration had a rocky start but promises increasing success. "We started out with no employees, just 70-hour weeks, and 3 months later hired our first employee. He's still with us, but now we have 12 employees. Business has just exploded."

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Svejda  of Bootstrap Coffee, says he chose to use a San Franciscan based on its reputation, because he'd worked around two SF25's in the past, and that every dealing he's had with our folks has been easy and friendly. "I'm still getting to know the machine," he says, "and I love it. It's easy to clean and maintain, and replicating roasts is simple.

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Enhancing Lives with Every Cup

For the roastmasters using San Franciscan Roasters, coffee is more than just a beverage; it's an experience that can add value to people's lives. We believe that a well-crafted cup of coffee has the power to bring joy, comfort, and inspiration. Whether it's a morning ritual that starts the day off right or a moment of relaxation in the afternoon, their coffee is crafted to enhance these moments.

The dedication to quality, the precision of the San Franciscan Roasters, and the innovative spirit of these artisans come together to create a coffee experience like no other. Each cup is a testament to their commitment to excellence and their passion for the craft. Through their work, these roastmasters are not just making coffee; they are creating something truly special that enriches the lives of those who enjoy it.

Henry's House of Coffee, San Francisco

 Henry's House of Coffee in San Francisco has used a green SF25 for decades. 2nd generation owner, Hrag Kalebjian says, "It's the focal point of our shop. We get so many compliments--people think it's form the 1800's because of its classic steam engine look." 

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Case Study Coffee, Portland.

Christine and husband Wes Russell started their business, Case Study Coffee back before the explosion of micro roasters in Portland.  Christine and Wes became acquainted with The San Franciscan Roaster during training and purchased their fire-engine red SF1 shortly thereafter. Christine says she has a blast with her little San Franciscan--" It's quick and zippy and turns on a dime. It's so responsive!" 

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Avoca Coffee

Avoca Coffee was established in 2011, in the historic Near Southside district of Fort Worth, TX, the project of childhood friends Garold LaRue and Jimmy Story. “I’m a fifth-generation coffee grower,” says Garold, “and at eighteen when I started working, I decided to become a barista. I’ve been in coffee ever since—seen part of the 2nd wave, the 3rd wave, and the birth of the new wave, whatever it is.” 

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The San Franciscan Roaster™ Range

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Guaranteed for Life

Each San Franciscan Roaster™ is covered by a Lifetime Warranty on the materials and fabrication work performed by the Company. Additionally, all of our roasters come with guaranteed personal support for the roaster’s entire lifetime. This lifetime warranty applies solely to the materials and fabrication work performed by the Company. The warranty covers failures due to defects in materials or workmanship and is limited to repair or replacement of the defective parts.
All third-party components meanwhile, such as engines, bearings, and moveable parts incorporated in the Roaster are guaranteed to be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use and service for a period of one (1) year from the date of purchase. Though they are built to last a lifetime and usually do.
While it is rare for our machines to face problems, our team is always available to troubleshoot and answer questions. Simply call or email us and a member of our support team will provide the necessary assistance in a quick, succinct manner.

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