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In-store, on-demand coffee roasting
The solution for private label and high-margin retail
The Bellwether Roaster is a self-contained coffee roasting machine that is entirely electric, ventless, smokeless and automated. At the size of a standard refrigerator and housed on wheels, the Bellwether Roaster can live anywhere on-site and requires no construction, ventilation, gas lines, or permitting to operate.
Roast up to 200lbs a day to sell on store shelves, in bulk bins, and in your onsite cafes without adding extra labor costs thanks to automation. Place a roaster in each store and create identical products from anywhere.
Reasons Grocers Roast on a Bellwether
Frequent Asked Questions
Roasting coffee on a Bellwether takes less time, labor, and equipment than making many prepared deli foods, and can be done simultaneously while staff complete other tasks. A roast takes just 30 seconds to initiate, walk away until you’re ready to package. No added labor required.
No. The Bellwether Roaster requires no permitting, no gas lines, no venting, no construction of any kind. It plugs into any 220/208v outlet and operates smokelessley in any room.
Check out our process page to learn the steps for reserving and installing a roaster
We have financing options for lease, rental, and purchase. See our pricing page for more information.
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We designed the roaster with maintenance in mind. The daily upkeep is minimal and can be done during the course of roasting. We'll schedule your preventive maintenance for you, and for more involved maintenance, we have a first-class network of Bellwether Technicians located across the US to service your machine.
The Bellwether requires a standard 220V or 208V outlet attached to a 50A circuit. No ventilation, gas lines, fans or accessory equipment are required. The Bellwether is internet-connected and will require WiFi. Our Technical Services team will consult with you prior to install to make sure you're all set to roast.
The Bellwether can roast and cool 5lbs of coffee in 15 minutes, giving most users 2-3 roasts per hour. It can be operated continuously without required down time so daily capacity will depend on how many hours of operation your store allows for.
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