Norwegian roasting tools maker Roest (previously Røst) is rolling out the L100 variant of its flagship AI-driven hybrid pattern roaster. On the identical time, the corporate is prepping its subsequent large launch, an electrical 2-kilo business roaster referred to as the P2000.
Roest could have the L100 on show on the Specialty Espresso Expo in Boston this week (sales space #331), the place representatives can even share details about the upcoming P2000 roaster.
(See our full protection of the 2022 Expo right here.)
Roest L100 Pattern Roaster
The electrical-powered Roest L100 enters the market with black panels versus the white panels of a 2020 pilot model or the wooden panels of the unique Roest mannequin, the S100.
Handles composed of PTFE polymer present sturdiness and warmth resistance. The L100 consists of the identical environmental and bean temperature sensors because the S100, whereas including new drum and exhaust temperature sensors.
Two extra slots can be found on the L100 for added sensors, together with one Ok-type sensor and one PT100 kind sensor, for a possible whole of six sensors that may be fitted upon clients’ request.
“The mix of design and extra sensors makes the samplers splendid for analysis functions and likewise for espresso companies with superior necessities,” Roest Head of Advertising and marketing Veronika Galova Bolduc advised Day by day Espresso Information. “The extra correct information we are able to present about espresso throughout roasting, the higher for consistency, and extra importantly, new information we are able to achieve from it.”
Bolstered agitation paddles contained in the drum of the L100 are 3 times stronger than these of the S100, whereas a proximity sensor on the L100 alerts customers to presence of beans ready to be cleared from the cooling tray.
“When you will have a completely automated roaster, you would possibly end up being too targeted on the opposite necessary duties of your job,” stated Bolduc, “so it is actually useful when the machine lets you realize it’s best to take away espresso from the cooling tray to keep away from two batches mixing in collectively in a tray.”
The Roest P2000 Industrial Roaster
That includes a drum and hot-air roasting hybrid system much like what’s present in different Roest machines, the bigger P2000 is designed to roast batches within the 1-2 kilogram vary (2.2-4.4 kilos).
The machine weighs in at about 60 kilos (132 kilos) whereas operating on 3,500-5,500 watts (1 or 3 part). Whereas the pattern roasters pull sizzling air by means of the openings at both finish of the drum, the P2000 pushes air roast by means of all the bean mass, which Roest says will increase the vitality effectivity of roasting bigger batches whereas permitting a quicker and decrease temperatures.
Heating parts at every finish of the P2000 roast chamber are monitored by a devoted temperature sensor that corresponds with a bean temperature (BT) sensor and environmental temperature (ET) sensor. The automated system is designed to take care of and regulate temperatures exactly and evenly all through.
The machine can even have the pattern roasters’ first crack detection function in addition to a colour monitoring function, a chaff compression system, a case design favoring ease of upkeep and extra options, in response to the corporate.
“Our ultimate prototype is presently in manufacturing,” Roest CTO, Co-Founder and Product Developer Sverre Simonsen advised Day by day Espresso Information. “We’re aiming to have a small variety of roasters prepared for meeting and testing after summer time, and these will go to our first ‘pilot’ clients… Sadly, the brand new prototype won’t be prepared for the SCA Expo in Boston however we’re assured to carry to the US the ultimate mannequin subsequent yr, which might be prepared for buy.”
Simonsen stated the estimated worth for a P2000 will begin at $16,000 USD. The Roest L100 is on the market now in configurations starting from $7,200 to $7,850 (excluding VAT).
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Howard Bryman is the affiliate editor of Day by day Espresso Information by Roast Journal. He’s based mostly in Portland, Oregon.