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 can for understandable reasons be sent much more quickly than 60kg bags of green coffee. They are used by green coffee buyers to ascertain the quality of a much larger lot before they place an order.

A sample roaster is a vital part of any roasting business’ setup. Coffee roasters need to ensure they are delivering quality and consistency, and sample roasters help them guarantee it when buying green coffee.

But why is using a high-quality sample roaster so important? Read on to find out.