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Sonofresco Roaster Accessories - Hoods, Vent Kit and Roast Chambers - NEW




When any Sonofresco Roaster is used indoors it must be vented outdoors to remove heat, exhaust gasses, and the minimal amount of smoke created during roasting. Sonofresco offers two venting systems; a simple direct Vent Kit, and a Power Vent Hood to match the Roaster which includes an extraction fan and light. You may also construct your own venting system, keeping in mind that you must do it in a way that does not create any back pressure on the Roaster. Sonofresco's technical staff is happy to advise customers about their venting needs.

The attractive Vent Hood (120v only) provides an extraction fan and light above the Roaster. Available in Black, Red or Stainless Steel to match your Roaster, fits both 1-lb. and 2-lb. Roasters.

The Vent Kit provides the pipe and fittings to directly run the exhaust from the top of the Roaster through the nearest exterior wall or ceiling.

Download the Hood Ventilation Manual here.


  • 120 v, 1 amp 
  • Flow rate: 180 cfm @ 0.2 inches water column
  • Vent Pipe:
    • 6” diameter single wall galvanized steel for top vent connection (vertical vent)
    • 5” diameter single wall galvanized steel for rear connection ( horizontal vent) Max Pipe length (5 or 6 in.) = 25 ft horizontal , = 40 ft vertical
    • Max number 90° bends = 3
  • A wall or ceiling thimble to provide 1 inch clearance between vent pipe and wall/ ceiling penetration.
  • Terminate with a rain cap

Sonofresco Roasters

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!)