MEET THE TEAM
Brown Bag Coffee Roasters consists of hard working individuals that aim to bring you quality products in a timely manner, and LOVE doing what they do.
The heart of our roasting operations! What started as one, quickly grew to two. Then four. And now we boast a 10lb Artisan XE Deluxe with a 55lb/hour roasting capacity and state of the art data collection software that allows us to capture up to 6 different readings at once. This allows repeatability ensuring we provide stunning consistency with every roast. The Artisan XE utilizes Fluid Bed technology, bringing top notch industry standards that you have come to expect from Brown Bag Coffee Roasters. The roaster is manufactured by our partner, Coffee Crafters, recognized as producing some of the highest quality roasters using the latest technologies currently available.
While we have increased our roasting capacity, we still employ our 2lb Sonofresco machines which are capable of small batch roasting and sample roasting. They allow us to monitor and manipulate select characteristics of each bean by allowing us to create roast profiles unique to Brown Bag Coffee Roasters before production.
As mentioned above, all our roasters use fluid bed technology. What does that mean?
There are two major technologies used to roast coffee in the world today. Drum Roasting and Fluid Bed roasting. Fluid bed is a newer technology developed in the 1970s. These machines produce a stream of heated air from below the beans allowing them to roast and remove the outer coating of the bean - called the chaff. In traditional drum roasters more chaff remains in the drum during roasting and bakes onto the walls of the drum, which promotes carcinogenic properties roasted onto your coffee. We are able to remove and clean our roast chamber, allowing the beans to develop a much brighter flavour profile which is typically sought after in a drip, pour over or french press. Compared to drum roasters, fluid bed technology is significantly more energy efficient, allowing for less wasted energy and heat production.
Each of these roasters is connected to a computer and through the use of specialized software we are able to control the amount of heat applied precisely over time. With this specialized equipment in place, we can dial in the exact qualities of each bean to bring out the best each has to offer. Very few roasters can claim the level of control we have over our roast profiles.
You can rest assured that delivering you the highest and healthiest quality coffee is our top priority which we have thought about since our very inception, and not as an afterthought.
Want to see them in action? We invite you to reach out to book a studio tour, and roast up some fresh coffee as you get a first hand look at what we are up to.