If you happen to visit one of our stores, the first thing you’ll notice—- after the aroma of freshly roasted coffee—- is our Javabot™ system.
Some people say that its clear tube system, which stores beans and delivers them to the roaster and brewers, looks like space-age or something straight out of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. We say it looks like a dream come true for coffee lovers in search of the perfect cup.
A patented Roasting Plant invention, Javabot first holds “green” beans in a series of clear storage columns. When it’s time for roasting, the beans are automatically measured out by weight and then “whooshed” into the roaster via bursts of air through clear pneumatic tubes.
It’s exciting to watch, but the process isn’t just for show: Those curved tubes are specifically designed to keep the freshly roasted beans from breaking in transit. (Like grinding, breakage releases coffee’s flavor, which should ideally happen only moments before brewing.)
Once roasted, the beans are blown back into the columns where they rest for no longer than 48 hours, allowing their flavors to mature without decaying. Then they’re dispensed in first-in-first-out order into our brewer or retail bags at the peak of their freshness.
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