STA Impianti, a Bologna company specialized in the designing and manufacturing of coffee roasting plants and machines, has launched the RBL 15 ‒ a technologically advanced unit designed for the roasting of specialty coffee, small production batches or as a lab machine.
Small footprint, big on technology
RBL has been developed in response to the demands of labs and small or medium roasters, as a unit for the roasting of small coffee batches or, alternatively, as a platform for the development of roasting curves to be then replied on machines with a bigger production capacity. For this reason, RBL can be used for the production of ‘pilot’ batches, for testing the optimal conditions for the roasting of different types of coffees, so as to set up the parameters to process medium or large production batches on machines with a bigger production capacity such as the Futura and Millenium series, also produced by STA Impianti. At the same time, the machine is ideal for the processing of ‘Specialty Coffee’, very high-quality products for specific market niches or for ‘micro roasting’, the production of small batches by roasters with small production needs. RBL is designed and assembled with the same reliability and security characteristics claimed by the bigger and more sophisticated roasting machines developed for industrial level production made by STA.
Technology tailored to roaster’s requirements
Flexibility, which is in the DNA of STA plants, is also a distinctive feature of RBL. In addition to effectively supporting the needs of different types of roasters, it’s configurable with a series of assemblies which can expand its potential. Among other things: a meter measuring gas consumption that can offer real time accurate energy performance values, control software for setting optimal parameters and an inverter to control and adjust the speed in the drum rotation and heat extraction stages. Among the roasters who have already chosen RBL are Caffe Morettino, Dicaf and Caffe Griso. The machine provided to this latter roaster is a special version of the RBL 15, configured for the roasting of a wide variety of coffees, including high-quality ones, in a range from 2 to 19 kg. This unit is able to effectively help Griso’s staff in finding the perfect roasting: a process that, given the variable characteristics of the raw product, requires not only a perfectly optimized technology but also great management flexibility.