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What We Do

428 Roasters designs and manufactures fluid-bed coffee roasters as well as a variety of other roasting equipment. Currently we offer two sizes of roasters, a 15 kg (35 lb) and a 35 kg (75 lb). By working directly with each client and learning about them and their coffees we are able to build the exact roaster that they want and need.

Coffee roasting takes time and patience, and fluctuates from crop to crop and from bean to bean. Your individual goals as a roaster reflect the culture your company is working to build for itself. We are committed to assisting our clients with this by taking time to listen to your goals as a company and as a coffee roaster. In this way we can better match your company with the roaster that will help you to build that culture.

Our goal is to provide a positive collaborative relationship with you and your company. We welcome all questions and requests and will answer them in a complete and timely manner. We can perform all work in person, over the phone, or by e-mail. If you are interested in learning more give us a call or send us an e-mail.

Latest From the Blog

Stainless vs. mild steel, the throw down.

Where to start, where to start.  There are so many different aspects of these two metals that we could talk about but so we don’t bore anyone by making the article 20 pages we will (try)… Read More

Blog Dates

The posts below this one were transfered from our other blog and so the dates that are on the blogs are no longer correct.  Sorry for any confusion.

New green bean bin design.

Just a couple pictures of a green-bean bin we designed and built for a client. The viewing window in the front is an easy way to measure the volume of the green. We can add… Read More

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The Fluid-Bed Advantage

The most efficient and accurate way to roast, fluid-bed involves almost no moving parts or maintenance. We're constantly in the lab engineering better technologies to integrate into our roasting systems.

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History of Coffee Roasting

Legend has it that goats were the first to discover the joys of coffee, only they--and then the Galla tribe in Ethiopa tending them--chewed the green berries raw….

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Not Just Coffee

Coffee beans are not the only product that can be roasters on a fluid-bed system. All sorts of beans (think cocoa) can roast to perfection, as well as nuts, seeds, and even grains.

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