When we decided to set up our own coffee roasters
Everything we do, we try to do it consistently. It was not otherwise at the birth of our coffee roasters. Choosing the right roasting machine was one of the most important decisions we had to make. However, with the passage of time, we can safely say that we decided well.
The place where coffee is born
The heart of each coffee roasting plant is a roasting machine. However, that would not be us if we were not ‘standing out from the crowd’ a little. So the heart of our coffee roasting plant consists of two roasting machines! For more than four years we roasted coffee for you on a 800 kilogram Giesen machine, which was custom-made for us in the Netherlands. However, everything changed in January 2020. A new member – Giesen W45A – has joined our family.
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While only the laptop and control tower belong to our first roaster, the new Giesen is almost a fleet of machines. So our roaster Andrej must also operate the suction device, cyclone, afterburner and destoner during roasting. The differences between Hedviga and Agatha – as our boss Marek casually calls them – can also be noticed, of course, in the volume of the roasting drum. Within a single batch, we can roast about 15 kilograms of coffee in a small roaster, in a large one up to 45.
When roasting coffee, the human factor is as important as technology
Although it may seem that the whole process of roasting coffee is just about technique, it is not. Our roaster Andrej monitors, controls and, if necessary, makes slight adjustments to the entire process of roasting coffee, for example by adjusting the efficiency of the burners or changing the speed of rotation of the drum. Thanks to the unique combination of handmade production and state-of-the-art technology, the Giesen is one of the best machines in its category.
The human factor will never be replaced, but the technique can make it easier for you to roast and help you achieve stable quality.
Due to the advanced technology, we are able to monitor and measure several parameters during roasting, such as roasting time, pressure, air temperature in the drum or beans temperature. The roaster can adjust all these parameters and so he defines a recipe for each of our coffees. Different external factors, such as outside temperature and air humidity, may also affect the quality of roasting. Therefore, it is especially important for the roaster to watch the whole roasting process and to make sure that the same recipe is maintained.
Come and see our coffee roasters
Wondering how our coffee is made? So stop by at our company store in Modra, Slovakia. We will happilly talk to you about the whole process of making coffee: from the arrival of green coffee beans to their roasting. In addition, you can taste our coffees and choose the one you like the most.
For more information about the possibility of a tour of our roastery, contact us by phone, e-mail or through our social networks. We look forward to your visit!