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Those of us who are passionate about coffee tend to obsess over it. We carefully measure out grams, seconds, and degrees. We fret over filters and grind-size. And we fanatically source our beans, happily chasing our favorite varieties to the ends of the earth. But there is one important variable that most of us aficionados have very little control over: the actual roasting of the beans.
Enter the Bullet R1, a roaster designed with our fellow coffee geeks in mind. We think you’ll agree: this machine is quite the looker. But we promise the Bullet R1 is more than just another pretty face. It is a true drum roaster, easily capable of bringing a full KG of beans to first crack in under 12 minutes – a remarkable feat for a machine that plugs into a standard wall socket.
And the Bullet R1 is highly responsive to user input, giving you precise control over drum speed, fan speed, and heating power during the course of each roast. You can take samples mid-roast using the "tryer", sneak a peak at your beans through the sight glass, or obsessively monitor the numbers on the LCD control-panel – it’s all up to you.
The new version 2 includes our new Patent Pending infrared bean temperature sensor (IBTS) which gives you the only true temperature reading of the coffee beans while roasting. There is no more lag that traditional probes are notorious for, and the readings are consistent even with different batch sizes - which means that the learning curve has been dramatically reduced.
The V2 also features our new Induction Electronics which means more powerful heating, and precision that is unheard of.
Voltage fluctuations are now a thing of the past, and each roaster is calibrated, making sharing recipes (profiles) possible.
If you're hoping to really geek out (and we certainly hope you are!) then you will need to connect the Bullet to your PC. Our little machine is smart straight out of the box, with multiple sensors generating data that our custom RoastTime software captures and makes sense of in real time, plotting the details and metrics of your roast – everything from on-the-fly power adjustments to the RoR – onto a graph and saving it as a roast profile.
You can trade your roast profiles online with fellow roasters all over the world. They can learn from you, and you can learn from them – a wonderful feature for anyone serious about improving the quality of their roasts.
Whether you're a coffee lover looking to level-up your brews, a cafe owner looking for a way to differentiate your business, or a professional in the industry looking for a sleek sample roaster...
We're here to help!