Why roast your own gourmet coffee at home? Besides freshness, roasting your own specialty coffee saves money. Quality green beans sell for about half the price of already roasted specialty coffee. Home roasting is easy, fun, and involving. It takes about 10 minutes from start to finish.
The Fresh Roast SR500 features a 4.5 ounce green bean capacity, so you can roast enough coffee for 20 cups in one batch. It is 12.5" tall, and 7.5" wide. The keypad features a digital keypad present with a 5.9 minute roast time. The roast time can be extended by pressing the up buttons, shortened by pressing the down buttons, and ended by pressing the cool button, which starts a 4 minute cooling cycle. In addition, a fan speed control knob and low, medium, and high heat settings are also available, valuable tools for the advanced roaster who wants to tailor their roast to perfection.
- Variable convection fan control
- Temperature control - 3 settings for roast control
- Time control - precise digital time display
- Adjust temperature and time without interrupting roasting cycle
- Heat override switch to fine tune your roast without interrupting roasting cycle
- Roast beans enough for 20 cups in under 10 minutes
- Easy to use for novice and experienced roasters
- Speed Roast fluid motion system ensures fast, even roasting
- Roast any coffee light or dark
The long awaited new model coffee roaster from Freshbeans has double the capacity of the Freshroast Plus 8 model- up to 120 grams or or about a quarter of a pound per roast cycle. Some other design improvements include a digital timer, a better chaff collecting basket, and the roasting jar has an improved base that will not overheat with dark roasts, which caused problems with warping in the previous model. The SR series roasters are quiet so you can hear the crackling of the beans, and the small chamber and fan make this one of the more energy efficient coffee roasters on the market. The SR500 has 2 additional features which give the user a great deal of control over the roast cycle. With the adjustable fan speed control you can speed up the fan speed for heavier, more dense coffee, to make sure the beans are agitated enough to roast evenly. For green beans with less moisture content, a lower fan speed will keep the temperature high. The fan speed can be adjusted at any time during the cycle. We really like the ability to start a cycle with the fan set to high to dry out the beans. As the coffee loses water and becomes lighter during the roast cycle, turning the fan speed down will allow the roast chamber to retain more heat, speeding up the roasting time- a good feature to prevent over baking really dark roasts. The SR500 also has three temperature settings that can be adjusted any time during the roasting process: high temperature, 490 degrees medium temperature, 455 degrees and low temperature, 390 degrees.