Solar Shop Cafe Roaster

Shop / Cafe Roaster

SOLAR

Onsite, small batch specialty coffee roasting in your shop or cafe.

It's simple . . . and you can do it without hiring special staff or expensive installation requirements.

Technical Specifications

Materials 100% metal structure
Noise Level

Remarkably silent

Batch Capacity

0.5 - 2 Kg (1.1-4.4 Lbs.)

Roasting Cycle

16-18 minutes for a 2 Kg full capacity batch

Roasting Method

Rotating drum with limited fluid bed

Operation Method

Individual manual operation of heating elements; digital frequency inverters for controlling convection ratio (airflow blower) & drum speed

Electrical Specifications

220-240 Volts 50/60 Hz. 3300 Watt single phase

Drum Motor

Direct drive heavy duty gear motor 1/8 HP, AC

Heating Source

Specially made high temperature metal infrared heating elements (3X1000 Watt)

Heating Method

Infrared radiation, convective air, conduction, thermo-siphoned heat

Cooling

Cooling in-drum and outer cooling group

Process Quality Control

Large pyrex lens for easy monitoring of roasting progress. Digital double temperature controller for heat control allows determining temperature range for roasting

Chaff Collection

Detachable 100% efficient centrifugal cyclone made of welded heavy gauge steel, with quick release thumb nuts for thorough cleaning

Exhaust

Single duct 4” standard diameter. Machine’s exhaust is attached with quick release thumb nuts for easy cleaning

Maintenance

Emptying and periodical cleaning of the chaff collector and exhaust tubing only, chaff blower does not need any cleaning

Safety

Safety drum discharger

Dimensions

Prev Model :W: 58 cm / 23 in D: 77 cm / 30 in H: 74 cm / 29 in

Current Model: Coming Soon

Weight

41 kg / 82 lbs

The most advanced Shop and Cafe Roaster in the World!

The Solar Coffee Shop Roaster was launched in 2006 as the third generation of Coffee Tech's innovative Shop Roasters project. This leading-edge machine has since became one of their most popular products. Coffee Tech is confident in their claim that the Solar is the best roaster of it's kind in every category.


HISTORY OF SHOP AND CAFE ROASTING

Everyone loves the smell of coffee, even people who don't like the taste! The irresistible aromatics and sounds of a coffee roaster bring attention and traffic into any shop that has an operating roaster.

Until now, small format roasting in your cafe has simply been smaller version of production roasting. After you learn how to start and run your first business (retail coffee) you get to start and learn a SECOND!

If you have the capital to buy a roaster, the space, the time to learn and train your staff (and RETAIN them) you get to take a stab at it.

Unfortunately, the realities of the idea never used to work out too well until the Solar. The investment, the regulations, the premium space, the staff.... it all becomes so difficult to manage that putting in a roaster AFTER you set up your shop is almost impossible.


THE PROFIT POTENTIAL OF SHOP ROASTING

The increase in traffic is a serious motivator. Retail coffee is all about how many tickets you can turn

BUT THE REAL SECRET TO PROFIT ISN'T JUST MORE TRAFFIC.

IT IS ABOUT THE PROFIT IN THOSE ORDERS.

AND ONE OF YOUR BIGGEST COSTS IS THE ROASTED COFFEE.

The cost difference in buying specialty coffee vs. roasting your own is MAJOR. Like BIG. Like SIGNIFICANT. Like . . .we are running out of capital words to use.

Multi Roaster Profit Problems

This is the reason why multi-roaster cafes fold within the first year or two. The margins, especially on espresso based products which are the majority, are horrible with wholesale beans. It is rare to see any multi-roaster operations that are still in business after 2 years, and you almost never see them near a self roasting operation because they get killed for price.

It isn't just the price per shot. It is the timed out coffee. It is the last minute shipping costs. And don't even get us started on how many horror stories of roasters "losing" shipments in transit (i.e. never shipped them) and left a cafe high and dry over the weekend.

Self Roasting to the Rescue

If you can roast your own specialty beans, you not only get that "Wow" factor + traffic, but you also make significantly higher margin on day to day operations.

  • Roast on demand, product when you need it.
  • Avoid timed out coffee and losing product.
  • Avoid shipping costs.
  • Pay significantly less (potentially 33%) of the cost per pound of roasted coffee.
  • Take advantage of special pricing and green coffee options.

The trick is to get this advantage without all the capital investment, and staff requirements. And that takes the right technology.


THIS IS WHERE THE SOLAR CAFE ROASTER COMES IN.

PROFIT MARGIN... MEET YOUR PLUG AND PLAY SOLUTION.


The Solar excels in its superb roasting quality, plug-and-play operation, compact design and exceptional reliability with no maintenance needed.

This isn't a small commercial roasted trying to squeeze into a retail cafe . . .  It was designed from scratch to work inside a retail coffee shop and roast all day long.

Thanks to these features, it’s no wonder the Solar was adopted by many micro roasting start-ups, specialty coffee shops and coffee bars all across Asia and Europe. Now it is available in North America.

Avirnaki Smoke Elimination

The Solar Shop Roaster is able to work with traditional heat and smoke ducting. However for even better operation and easier installation, the Solar is designed to work with the Avirnaki Smoke Elimination system from Coffee Tech.

This unit also serves as a movable stand for the Solar, and eliminates smoke and cools down the exhaust to an easily manageable temperature that can exit via basic venting. Indoor roasting without expensive, time consuming construction and AQMD inspections!


DAY IN, DAY OUT YOU CAN MAKE FRESH ROASTED COFFEE WITHOUT BEING AN EXPERT COMMERCIAL ROASTER. SAVE $$, IMPRESS YOUR CUSTOMERS AND SET YOUR ORGANIZATION APART.

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At USD$ 9,999 this product puts out 2 kg batches all day, every day. Learn how to bring this profit generator into your shop today! Schedule a Live Demo at our facility and see it in action...