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A sample roaster is a key part of any coffee roaster’s setup

A sample roaster is a key part of any coffee roaster’s setup

A sample roaster is a key part of any coffee roaster’s setup. It helps buyers choose green coffees in the first place, as well as supporting roasters with training and cupping further down the line. Having a reliable, high-tech sample roaster can greatly improve your...

Introducing Condesa’s brand new sample roasters

Introducing Condesa’s brand new sample roasters

At Condesa Co.Lab, we introduced three new ROEST sample roasters in May 2021. These have been hand-built in Norway, and boast many qualities that improve workflow in our coffee lab. They are electrically powered, making them quieter than other sample roasters, which...

Choosing a sample roaster

Choosing a sample roaster

There are a few different types of sample roasters, including drum roasters, digital roasters, and countertop home roasters. Each of them has unique capabilities in terms of automation, workflow, technology, and airflow. Some roasting equipment manufacturers produce...

Why is it important to use a high-quality sample roaster?

Why is it important to use a high-quality sample roaster?

A sample roaster is a small roaster, usually with a capacity of less than 300g, that is used to test roast samples of green coffee beans. These are then evaluated for quality, taste and aroma. These small samples are often sent to roasters by a trader or producer, and...

Logistics & challenges for shipping coffee

Logistics & challenges for shipping coffee

Before they are roasted, ground, and brewed, green coffee beans are exported from producing regions around the world, and generally travel by sea freight in shipping containers. When green coffee is shipped, time is of the essence. This is because the flavours of the...

How does the weather in Brazil affect the global coffee market?

How does the weather in Brazil affect the global coffee market?

Brazil is the largest coffee-producing region in the world, accounting for about one-third of global coffee production. Expert estimates claim the country will produce around 56.3 million bags (3.4 billion kg) of coffee in the 2021/2022 crop year. As it is responsible...

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