What the heck is RoastPATH?
In the pursuit of better coffee, Mill City Roasters was the first manufacturer to embrace datalogging as a “standard” feature on all of our models. For years, Mill City Roasters pioneered and championed the use of Artisan and Cropster for several years even going so far as to contribute to the Artisan build library and provided Phidget and configuration support to hundreds of Cropster users.
Over time, we recognized the severe limitations of both platforms. Chief among them is the fact that traditional datalogging is “siloed” meaning that your data is only your data and remains dead to the roasting community at large. When you pass on, all of your understanding and knowledge and experience disappear.
This is the #1 reason that the state of roasting science is so utterly abysmal.
RoastPATH is an entirely new thing, built for professional collaboration between peers. Unlike other subscription services, data is never held hostage. As a cloud based SAS application, users are allowed and encouraged to import and export greens, coffee, and roast data. You can share whatever you want, with whoever you want including in real time. Sharing a roast profile at the beginning of a roast allows viewers to watch your roast on any browser live.
The RoastPATH Forum allows users to pose questions and offer feedback based on real data. The RoastPATH Forum also offers you insight into just exactly who it is you’re listening to in the form of user account validation and member feedback evaluations.
RoastPATH Greens data includes the entire Cafe Imports greens database. Users input the Cafe Imports “P” number to instantaneously access all of the data available on that particular green.
RoatPATH MasterPATH roast profiles can be displayed in the background to form roast templates and very soon will be able to be used as automated roast profiles on all Mill City digitally controlled machines.
Currently in Beta testing by invitation to Mill City owners worldwide, RoastPATH is currently available as a Windows 10 Store app. The system will be open to the general public upon completion of the Mac version in the Spring of 2021. RoastPATH is also designed to run on other operating systems and devices and will be available on both Android and IOS before the end of the year.
To date, RoastPATH has over 200 users that have logged almost 10000 roasts.