Do you have other choices to make, like gas or air roaster, if you decide you want to roast your own coffee beans? In my opinion, gas roasters are the better ones. They can operate on natural or propane gas and an open flame on a revolving drum is the heat source. Like an oven, the internal drum heats up. Before getting into industrial-sized roasters, you should roast small batches of 5-30lbs. I think flame drum roasters, however, give your coffee beans a more even roast and a better flavour profile overall. Learn more about them at Sheboygan Coffee Shop
An air roaster called a fluid bed roaster is the other alternative. It uses dense, forced air (heating element) that is either heated by a flame or electricity. Within the roasting chamber, the force of the blowing hot air holds the beans suspended for roasting even in the air. Think of the old popcorn poppers in the breeze. I assume that for higher capacity roasting of 250lbs or more at a time, fluid bed roasters are safer. The weather is much colder and the time for roasting is a little shorter.
Determine, however, the capability at which you want to roast coffee beans: just your shop or you and other stores, cafes and restaurants? Get the bigger roaster if you think you’re going to try wholesale. To adequately roast for wholesale, you will need a minimum of a 30 lb roaster. Anything less and it will take you 2-3 times longer to roast. Obviously, being able to roast 30lbs of coffee vs. 10lbs is an advantage. For wholesale, a bigger roaster would come in handy. It will also be an advantage for your own store, however, since you will be able to roast larger batches of coffee beans and allow you to wear all of your hats a little easier in a faster time frame.
Also, the roaster must be properly vented and, if necessary, connected to a gas or propane grid. It is very likely that you would have to have a plumbing contractor put in a gas line and/or have an electrician specifically for the roaster instal a power receptacle. If your city needs this done by a licenced contractor, you will also have to have an HVAC individual placed in the exhaust stack. When you get your figures, be sure to add this cost to your list.
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