The Peregrine has landed. That’s our new roaster — the Loring S70 Peregrine. Why this particular roaster, you ask? For one, Loring’s clean technology fits in with our mission of sustainability. Its engineering and construction are rock-solid, and the fact that it’s made in California supports our commitment to supporting other local businesses.
Operating a roaster this batch size (70 kg) comes with certain challenges, particularly in California where we have particularly tough air-pollution-control laws that don’t necessarily address new technology. As a result, we asked Loring to go beyond their already high standards. We partnered with them to develop a way to control the smoke discharged during the cooling process. A smoke-emissions component was built just for us, and we will be working with the prototype.
Just a little something else to think about when you’re savoring your next cup of Groundwork coffee. Enjoy.