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Fresh Roast SR540 Roast Bundle

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The Fresh Roast SR540 is one of the most popular home roasters on the market. With variable heat control, a proper cooling cycle, and a roast capacity of up to four ounces, or 120 grams, this roaster is a refined, yet relatively low stakes intro to coffee roasting. With more control, and upgraded features, this machine offers much more pliability and control over your roast.
It would probably be easy to pass along marginal grade coffee to novices, but that's opposite of what we've done here. We have selected four high-quality coffees, each with distinctly different characteristics so you can discover how doable it is to achieve impressive results at home.

Kenya - Kenya coffees are often regarded as some of the best coffees in the world. They are bright, with crisp vibrant acidity and nuances of dried fruits and cocoa.

Ethiopia Dry Process - The aroma and flavors of this coffee often blow the minds of folks just starting out. We affectionately refer to this coffee as a "blueberry bomb" because of the very distinct berry fruit notes that are front and center. Much of this stems from the Dry Processing of the coffee cherries at harvest.

Guatemala - These Central American coffees consistently rank on the high end. The selection we've included is suited for roasting light or dark, sporting rich chocolate and caramel notes.

Panama - Panama is also celebrated as an origin of top shelf coffees, giving credit to its many unique micro-climates. Often noted for chocolate and citrus notes, as well as layers of nuance. These are also suitable for light and darker roasts.

Consistent with our design style: clean, simple.
We really, really want you to take notes on your roasts. There are so many variables in play that affect your final cup, that note-taking discipline will move your quality and consistency ahead much faster. Trust us.
The brightly-colored card in the photo is a tool. It is a reproduction of the official SCA color wheel, noting all the flavor nuances found in coffee. Use this to improve your sensory development and memory. The Lab Card also includes a coffee roast color chart. This is an approximation of the technical color spectrum developed by the fine folks at Agtron. While this only mimics their number range and colors, it is designed to help you develop some color targets and consistency as you learn.