Justin Gets Roasting

Justin and his partners decided on the Proaster 120 kg Batch Roasting line that included a green bean loader, destoner, afterburner and PLC control system that is manufactured by Taehwan Automation in Seoul, Korea. This wasn’t an easy decision for Justin to make, given that this would be the fi...

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The Skillfull Roaster

One of the things I have learnt from my time in the coffee industry and dealing on a daily basis with coffee roasters is that people’s approach to and their perceptions of coffee roasting are greatly varied. There is a wide scope for adding creative flair as a coffee roaster, so one must be very...

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SINGLE ORIGIN VERSE BLENDS – A ROASTERS PRESPECTIVE

The specialty coffee market is forever evolving and one of the buzz words at the moment is Single Origin. A lot of roasters and coffee outlets have or are looking to introduce single origins into the coffee repertoire but are struggling as to where it fits in the scheme of things verse the tried...

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7 Tips to becoming a Skilful Coffee Roaster

One of the things I have learnt from my time in the coffee industry and dealing on daily basis with coffee roasters is that peoples approach to and their perceptions of coffee roasting are greatly varied. There is a wide scope for adding creative flair as a coffee roaster so one must be very...

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7 Tips to becoming a Skilful Coffee Roaster

One of the things I have learnt from my time in the coffee industry and dealing on daily basis with coffee roasters is that peoples approach to and their perceptions of coffee roasting are greatly varied. There is a wide scope for adding creative flair as a coffee roaster so one must be very...

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ROYALE PACIFIQUE – A COFFEE ROASTING SUCCESS STORY IN NEW CALEDONIA

In May of this year I had the pleasure of supplying and installing a 60kg Coffee Roasting line in New Caledonia for local company Royal Pacifique S.A. This being my first visit to the island which was surprisingly only a one and a half hour flight from Brisbane. The Café Culture team on hearing...

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CONSISTENCY AND COFFEE

One of the biggest frustrations that I here from roasters, distributors, retailers and end consumers is “why does my coffee taste different? I’ve roasted the same beans with the same profile or I’ve ordered the same blend yet it tastes different.” I am sure everyone reading this will empathise...

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IN HOUSE COFFEE ROASTING

One doesn’t have to look far within the Australian coffee scene to see coffee shop roasting in house. It certainly is a growing trend as coffee shops look for ways to remain competitive in a market that is attracting a lot of new entrants. Like most things in business the pros and cons of such a...

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CONSISTENCY AND COFFEE

One of the biggest frustrations that I here from roasters, distributors, retailers and end consumers is “why does my coffee taste different? I’ve roasted the same beans with the same profile or I’ve ordered the same blend yet it tastes different.” I am sure everyone reading this will empathise...

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Gold Bean 2011

It was Golden Bean 2011 when I was first approached by about assisting with the first large scale installation for Proaster in Australia. Justin Metcalf was moving ahead with a new coffee roasting business venture with partners as part of the company AESP. The roaster and plant setup was...

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