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“Everyone has a roasting philosophy,” he said, “here the philosophy is to let the customer make the roasting choices.” That’s made possible by the JavaMaster, a little fluid bed air roaster that roasts 1-3 pounds of coffee in about 6 minutes.

Basically you can pick batch size and internal bean temperature, and it does the job for you. I have no idea how it does this in practice – Lieban told me they were looking forward to a software update that would give them more control over actual roast profiles. Alex Lowe assured me that it’s drinkable practically right out of the roaster, and they’ve even noticed shorter degassing times than with drum roasted coffees...