Clean roasting is about more than just electric versus gas. If you’re a roaster who supplies coffee to your cafes off‑site, how much does it cost your business to deliver roasted coffee from your location to your retail space? What’s the carbon footprint of your delivery model? What’s the labor cost of delivery? Are you concerned about freshness? Are you paying an entire lease just to roast? Do you carry extra insurance or permitting just to roast? Did you buy a vehicle to deliver from your roastery to your cafe(s)?
If you’re a cafe who already roasts inside your location, how much square footage does your roaster use that could be recaptured for other purposes? How much labor does it cost to operate? Do you have to roast only at certain times of day because of noise, dust, smell or smoke?
Do you have challenges with consistency between roasts? Do you have trouble sourcing parts or getting service done to your roaster? Are there a limited number of staff on hand who know how to roast, leaving you vulnerable to issues when someone is sick or leaves your business?
With Bellwether, roasting on‑site and on‑demand is a reality that hasn’t been possible in specialty coffee before. By making it possible to roast from anywhere, we’re completely eliminating the need for roasting’s biggest expenses and challenges —construction, permitting, insurance, extra rent, and delivery. What would you be able to achieve if you took back the money spent on unnecessary infrastructure and could still roast the same quality and quantity of coffee?
We make it possible and affordable to put a roaster everywhere you need one, which means you can eliminate delivery, increase freshness, and reduce costs—no matter how many locations you have—using the most consistent and controllable roaster available.