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Caffé Rosto Home Coffee Roaster - Discontinued
The heat cycle is thermostatically controlled for consistent roasting independent of environmental variables. It has a patented airflow design that recycles the hot air through the roast chamber. The roaster comes with a nice stainless steel measuring cup, but it is a bit large. It is a 1 cup measure, and the batch capacity of this machine is between 4.8 oz by weight (136 grams), or around 3/4 cup green coffee (which expands around 50% in the roast process).
The Caffé Rosto Home Coffee Roaster, a straight-forward, well-built machine that works on a wide range of roasts. It features a slower-roast design that recirculates part of the hot air stream back into the roast chamber. This allows the Caffé Rosto to roast a larger batch than a Freshroast in a longer roast time ... the resulting cup profile having improved body. This profile received the praise of George Howell, founder of the seminal Coffee Connection in Boston and owner of Copacafe restaurant.
|The roast time will vary depending on the voltage of the circuit you use. The latest model features an updated, beefier motor and heating element. Roast times are about 9 minutes to a Full City roast. The Rosto does a great job cooling the coffee, with an ample automatic 5 minute cool cycle after each roast cycle. If you have low voltage, you may want to run the Caffe Rosto off of a Variac - a voltage controller. The Variac also can be used to "profile" the roast - an advanced roasting technique to apply more or less heat at key times to influence the roast results.||
Because it does not have a removable roast chamber, you invert the entire roaster to dump the roasted coffee out ... but you have to remove the chaff screen before you do this or you will mix the chaff in with the roasted coffee. Also, there is chaff that collects under the chaff screen in the secondary chamber. You are going to want to remove this chaff after every 2-3 roasts, and a shop vac would be the best way to do that.
For More Caffe Rosto Information, and adjustments, tips and tricks, see our Caffe Rosto Tip Sheet -updated 12.4.03
Caffé Rosto: $143 (+ 7 lbs. Shipping), without green coffee Discontinued
For More Caffe Rosto Information, and adjustments, tips and tricks, see our Caffe Rosto Tip Sheet. Also see our info-only page about the Brightways Pro 1500