We updated our Roastery and reception area so that it would not be confused with the workshop.
It is slightly more pleasant to sit down at a Granite table for the morning Espresso than a work bench. Well, there is the optional bar height table for the devotees of the fitness club.
The main goal is to show that our roaster does not require a lot of room. There is a full glass door that encourages observation though a full glass wall would yield a better view of the Roasting Theatre.
The coffee roaster is the focal point and the "raison d'être". The green beans are loaded into the counter height Bean Loader Hopper. the design of which expresses our opinion about overhead bean loading. After roasting the beans are pneumatically conveyed to the Packaging area which saves the Roast Master from picking up roasted coffee from the floor area. It appears that drum roaster designers just do not think of ergonomics and Roast Master comfort. These are important considerations when the Roast Master does sessions of over 20 roasts.
The previous post has some pictures of some of our morning Espresso shots. Not all shots are photographed since pictures are secondary to tasting. That series of pictures were intended to illustrate the Crema obtained with Freshly Roasted coffee.
The Coffee Roaster is labelled "Roastaire" which is the distributor for NXT Roasters in Canada. Check out their site for information about roasting, energy conversion efficiency, and roasting pollution controls.