We’ve spent thousands of hours engineering 12 various sized roasting machines uniquely built to answer the demands of modern specialty coffee production. The result is that Mill City Roasters now produces the most powerful, heaviest built, most controllable, and most uniquely instrumented commercial coffee roasters in the broadest range of sizes ever offered.
While better machine design is enormously important to the development of operator skill, and by association coffee quality and consistency, it turns out there’s a whole lot of room for improvement in terms of information technology and machine control.
RoastPATH is a collaborative platform for industry professionals. On the logging side, every MCR machine uses RoastPATH as a roast feedback loop allowing the operator to see changes in the roast environment, anticipate impactful deviations, and take corrective action.
On the QC side, RoastPATH allows operators to designate and create masterpath roast profiles relative to results at the cupping table. It also allows users to share roast profiles, greens, and cupping results within a group of professional collaborators of their own choosing and even in real time during a roast.
Beyond automation, all digitally controlled Mill City machines are capable of highly advanced operator assist roast replay and machine control functions allowing increased equipment utilization by entry level operators with potentially enormously higher quality roast outcomes relative to industry standard “dumb” stepped temperature autopilot automation.
Standard data collected during the roast on every Mill City roaster:
Standard data on every digitally controlled studio and production roaster: