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1 lb. Sonofresco Profile Roaster with Advanced Definition Roasting (ADR) Software - New

Color: Black



Roasting your own coffee opens up a world of potential for any café or coffee seller, and it begins with the right equipment. Sonofresco’s coffee roasters work for any business that desires to set themselves apart from the competition with a unique approach to the customer.

Whether you run a commercial operation, retail shop, or home-based coffee business, or simply starting a hobby, Sonofresco offers reliable, commercial-grade products that produce consistently fresh roasted coffee for the beginner to the seasoned professional. The tools to create exclusive flavor profiles in batches as small as 1/4 lbs. or produce up to 20 lbs. of retail-ready coffee in an 8-hour period with this 1 lb unit.

A new feature if you are roasting at 4500 ft or higher - additional venting on the roaster body to improve air flow.

There is no limit to how far your retail or home-based coffee business can go when you have the power to roast every batch of beans to perfection. In addition to the great look and small footprint of our roasters, you can enjoy the upgrade in your business’s ambiance when you bring the roasting in-house.


  • Natural Gas or Propane

  • Option of extra venting on your roaster for high altitude over 4500 ft 
  • 120 vac/60hz, 3 amp 

  • Height: 27.75 inches (705 mm) Width: 11 1/4 inches (286 mm) Depth: 19 inches (483 mm)

  • Weight: 54 lbs (24.5 kg) Shipping Weight: 60 lbs (34 kg)

  • Roast/cool cycle times: Approximately 6 minutes each

  • Input rating (natural gas): 27,000 BTU/hr Input rating (propane): 31,000 BTU/hr

  • 3 Color Options: Black, Red Polyester Powder, or Stainless Steel. Black is the Standard Color. Red Polyester Powder can be requested for no additional charge. Stainless Steel Color is an additional charge.

  • Natural Gas or Propane Gas

  • Store unlimited roast profiles on your computer.

  • Wirelessly download up to 6 selected roast profiles to the 1-lb or 2-lb Sonofresco Coffee Roaster. (The Sonofresco Default Profile will always be stored on the Roaster.)

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    About ADR (Advanced Definition Roasting) Software

    Here are the high-points to understand this method of sample roasting: Advanced Definition Roasting (ADR) software package will indeed transform your business (won't need specially dedicated employee just to roast) and give you the tools to control your specific flavor developed profile . . . like anybody can roast at any time.

    Remember, the machine not only follows your custom profile, but is also operating totally hands-free, and shuts off when finished. This leaves your helpers free to serve customers. ADR software package creates the ability to design multiple time-temperature roasting profiles using on-screen click and drag and to specify degrees of roast on a laptop computer. Up to 6 different profiles can be downloaded wirelessly and stored on the Sonofresco Roaster Control by Bluetooth.

    The desired roast profile and degree of roast are selected before pushing the start roast button. As the roast develops the actual roast temperature is traced on the computer screen against the selected profile. Includes the new control board and a stainless steel sensor. Includes ADR (Advanced Definition Roaster) Software that enables you to get the perfect roast. Profile sample air controllable roaster that allows you to roast anything from 100-120 grams sample up to 1 full pound of coffee. Net weights. Blue tooth compatible Profile controlled - built-in programmable chip so that each milestone on the control profile can be moved up or down or to the right or the left. Even the speed of the ramp changes - it's all able to be programmed into the chip by the actual operator.

    You can also run the roaster with your PC with the roaster running right next to it so you can see live responses in the profile curve and make permanent adjustments. You can make the program as custom as you want to make it. Anytime you want to watch what's going on, you turn on your computer and it will follow and track your roaster.

    When you've done all your work, you can download 6 pre-set programs into the physical programmer on the roaster. Once the program is complete, the program switches to cooling and you no longer have any options because cooling is not controllable. Includes an all-new control board method and a stainless steel sensor. Older units can be upgraded.

    Your sampling time is reduced! Just enter the desired profile color number, press start and the machine takes over and shuts off when finished - maybe 13 to 15 minutes later according to color choice. Hands-free during the sampling time! Your coffees will always be within the same color spectrum each sample until the profile setting is changed. It is a Sample Roaster that is an indicator of the traditional roaster using the same airflow process that is used in PROBAT and JOPER cast-iron roasters. The beans swirl around horizontally or bounce (dance) a little - as they are not suspended up in the air like in a Sivetz style - as the entire purpose is to be as close to the traditional drum as possible.

    Select a roast profile and degree of roast setting on your Sonofresco Roaster control board prior to the start of each roast. Monitor the roast cycle on your computer. (See image above: the red line indicates the actual roast temperature and how closely the roaster followed your selected roast profile.

    The blue dot indicates the end of the roast and the start of cooling.) The profile and trace along with notes about the coffee and roasting conditions can be saved and printed for future reference.

    The software package contains the Sonofresco Default profile used on all Sonofresco Roasters along with 2 slower/lighter profiles designed for low and high-density beans, and suitable for sample roasting. Roaster follows the selected profile, cut-off temperature, and automatically shuts down on completion.

    Upgrade ADR kits are available for all pre-2014 model roasters. (The kit includes a new control board, a new stainless steel temperature sensor, Bluetooth board, and software CD and license). View of ADR's Computer Screen.

    The Sonofresco Sample Roaster offers and provides the cleanest, even roast. This allows the insides of the bean to come alive and produce the truest taste possible so you can make better decisions in your buying and blending of coffee beans. How? We have created the adjustment of airflow to imitate the average drum roasting method but without picking up flavor from the drum sidewalls.

    The science of the airflow prevents excess air from drying out the coffee (notice the shrinkage data above) and too little air from scorching the beans - as we all know what charcoal tastes like. Use the Sonofresco Sample Roaster for each sample roast of every bean product to know and to prove that the bean, and not the broker, is the boss! Vent Hood options are available - otherwise, just run your own vent pipe to the outside world - call us for discussion and details.

    Tested and certified by Underwriters Laboratories to the following standards...Gas-Fired Food Service Equipment in accordance with American National Standards Institute ANSI Z83.11b 2009 Canadian Gas Association CGA 1.8b 2009 NSF/ANSI 4 2009.

    Learn More with 7 Informational Sonofresco Videos: Cup Results on Sonofresco vs Drum Roaster - In 7 videos, the new Sonofresco Profile Lab Roaster is compared to traditional Drum Roasting. Point by point they were nearly the same and you too may be glued to the screen - rooting for one or the other.

    Click on the image below to view Sonofresco overview videos. (#7 May give the best overview but all are good!)