What You Get With The Kickstarter Power Roaster
Here are the components of the Power Roaster:
1. Wooden Base. This is made of solid wood that is sustainably sourced in Java, Indonesia. The base panels and top are made from a combination of Rosewood and Teakwood. The part of the tree that we use are the roots of already cut trees. These roots have been sitting in the ground long after the trees were cut and are not being used at all. The roots have a very interesting and unique looking grain which is why we have chosen them. We prefer using wood as our base material because it does a good job of resisting heat. The internal machinery of our roaster gets very hot to the touch and the wood base does an excellent job of staying at room temperature during and after the roasting process.
2. Heating Component. This has been designed together with our manufacturing partner; a company focused on electrical food appliances. The heating component, being the main electrical system, will undergo a certification process to meet safety and regulatory requirements for the countries we will ship to. This heating component resides within the wooden base.
3. Roasting Chamber. The roasting chamber, consisting of both metal and glass, was designed and built for multiple purposes:
a. Achieving a fluid bed roasting process through the introduction of hot air produced by the heating component.
b. Allowing visualization of the roasting process. Here, you, our backers, can observe the roasting process. The size expansion of the beans as well as the color changes the beans goes through from green to brown.
c. The roasting chamber can be removed after roasting to pour out the coffee beans.
4. Chaff Catcher. Our chaff catcher is made from solid and durable stainless steel with wood handles that match our base in shape and type of wood. We use a 76 micron steel mesh which allows hot air to escape while keeping all of the chaff inside.
Additional Note: The glass seen in the prototype in the photo was manually handblown by glass blowers in Bali, Indonesia. As we enter production after the KickStarter campaign, this glass will be sourced from commercial glass manufacturers using a borosilicate glass. The handle will also be redesigned without the use of a hose clamp making it more elegant and improving its function.