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Fresh Roast SR500 *Discontinued* Zoom

Fresh Roast SR500 *Discontinued*

Currently sold out at our warehouses as well as with the manufacture.
Get the Fresh Roast SR500 with three pounds of quality green coffee beans to get you started!
With the Fresh Roast SR500, you'll roast around 4 ounces at a time in about ten minutes. When you order from The Coffee Project, you'll also get to choose your 3 pounds of free unroasted coffee beans.
Yes, you can choose the same bean more than once if you so desire. SR500 Features

  • A Fan Speed Control Knob. This allows you to make temperature adjustments of+or- 10%.

  • Three different Temperature Control settings.

    • High Temp. = 490 degrees - 1500 watts

    • Medium Temp. = 455 degrees

    • Low Temp. = 390 degrees

  • Capacity = 120 gms, 4.2 ounces

  • Roast Time is 5-10 minutes 

*Warranty: Full 1 year *warranty on the Base Unit and a 6 month *warranty on the Chaff Collector, Top Cap, and Basket. (*Warranty void if used outside of North America)
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    When starting the roast, the beans are at their heaviest. The fan speed can be turned up to keep the beans fluid and give an even roast. Then, as the beans become lighter, the fan speed can be turned down. The slower the fan, the hotter the roast. But be aware that a lower fan speed will also not lift the beans as well. So you may want to play with bean volume a bit as well. The combinations can be endless. you'll find that a faster roast will give you a lot more snappiness in the cup. You'll also find first and second crack (see Roasting 101) fall closer together, so listen for that.

    Faster Roast = brighter cup. A slower roast will help to draw out body. If all goes well you'll have to adjust your roaster to exactly the way you like it. The SR series home roasters roast around 4.2 ounces at a time. This can depend somewhat on the power supply and the beans themselves. In practice, you'll find that you can get away with roasting a bit more or a bit less depending on your own conditions. An extension cord, for instance, is not recommended because it can reduce the power supply. Roasting outside where the machine will have to heat up cold air is also discouraged. Let common sense be your guide.

    Roasting coffee can produce some smoke. Managing this depends on the amount you're roasting and how dark. If you have a stove top vent that's usually enough. But if you like especially dark roasts you might choose to roast less. You won't see a lot of smoke until you get to a darker roast.

    We can't say enough about the Fresh Roast line of roasters. They are some of our favorites. The glass chamber allows full visibility of the beans. Smoke control is easy to deal with. Both those points can be a big advantage on their own. But the price is excellent as well for all that they do. The Fresh Roast roasters are a reliable and  cost-effective; way to roast coffee at home.

    Please note: The standard warranty on glass chambers is 6 months. We recommend allowing 15 minutes between roasts for the longest life of your chamber!

Additional Information

    Additional Information

    Pros Inexpensive. High degree of control. Very quiet. Easily replaceable parts. Good choice for experimenting with blends and espresso.
    Cons Small batch size.
    Capacity 120 grams (4.233 ounces)
    Temperature High (490°) Med (455°) Low (390°)
    Fan Control Control Knob to adjust + and - 10%

    Full 1 year *warranty on the Base Unit and a 6 month *warranty on the Chaff Collector, Top Cap, and Basket. 

    *Warranty void if used outside of North America.

Product's Review
    1. MUST HAVE! Review by FrankR

      The SR500 roaster is excellent. Nearly a year ago, I upgraded to the SR500 after having used a popcorn popper to get started and experiment a bit.

      The difference cannot be overstated. Roasting in a popper was always questionable - how long will it take to reach second crack? Can I even get to second crack? Do I even know what second crack sounds like?

      With the SR500, no questions... I let it go for the standard 6 minutes; first crack is easy recognize, about 5 or 5-1/2 mins in, second crack begins and I just add 1/2 to 1 min from there, letting a full and rapid second crack go for atleast 30 seconds before letting the time run out. Very easy to run longer for an oily and dark French roast - not my preferred roast, but very simple to achieve.

      Have used the SR500 2x week for nearly a year, about 3 oz. per batch, various CP beans and blends. Have several chips in the top half of the chaff catcher (but I'm not especially careful with it, and it's only $18 to replace if needed). Cleanup is super quick and easy - just a minute or two to brush out the chaff and done.

      If you have a nice roaster, then great; if your roasting in a popper or stovetop, then you NEED the SR500. Really, you NEED it. (Posted on 12/12/2017)

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