Operating a successful independent coffee shop requires careful business planning. It also requires the right equipment, especially a top gear coffee roaster that makes it possible to brew high quality coffee to meet demand. Finally, selecting the right coffee to roast to satisfy your customers’ discerning palates is key to carving out a niche in a crowded field.
The following tips will help to maximize the chances of your business’ success by ensuring you are well-equipped to roast high-quality coffee with the very best equipment available.
Essential Features of a Roasting Machine
A roaster must allow for the creation of varying time-temperature profiles to bring out the flavors of each type of bean being roasted. Advanced Definition Roasting Technology available on Sonofresco’s Profile Coffee Roaster allows for the creation of custom roast profiles based on coffee type and taste preferences.
Roasters must also produce enough coffee to meet customer demand. Smaller coffee shops and bakeries could utilize the Sample Flagship roaster, which allows roasting of 120 gram sample batches or batches slightly exceeding 1lb of coffee. The Two Pound Profile Coffee Roaster allows for greater production, making it possible to produce 55 lbs of roasted coffee in just eight hours.
Sonofresco has an extensive line of commercial coffee roasting machines to meet any coffee shop needs.
Easy Operation of Roasting Machines
Roasters must be designed for ease of operation so customer demands are met in a timely manner.
The Flagship Roaster line //sonofresco.com/product/2lb-sonofresco-coffee-roaster makes operation easy with an intuitive control system. While Profile Coffee Roasters offer maximum control over end temperatures and roast profiles, they allow full control using Bluetooth-connected Advanced Definition Roasting Software (ADR). As many as five custom roast profiles can be uploaded and the roasting process can be monitored from any PC or Mac computer.
Adequate Ventilation for Roasting Machines
High quality professional coffee roasters must be appropriately vented in order to remove smoke created during the roasting process. Venting outside is required for removal of heat and exhaust gases.
Venting systems including a direct Vent Kit or a Power Ventilation Hood that can be purchased directly from Sonofresco.com to streamline installation and get roasting operations up-and-running in a timely manner. Qualified technicians or contractors may also construct custom venting.
The Right Coffee to Roast
Sonofresco sources their coffee beans from fair trade providers and offers a variety of options including green coffee beans, USDA certified organic coffee beans, and Sonofresco custom blends.
The coffee beans available are from some of the world’s best coffee-producing regions including Africa, South America, Central America, and Indonesia.
By using and working with the best coffee roasters and coffee beans available, your coffee shop can develop a reputation for serving the best coffee in town.
Let Sonofresco help you make your business a success. For further information or questions about any of our coffee roasting machines or coffee beans contact Sonofresco at 866-271-7666 or visit www.Sonofresco.com.