Coffee Technologies International is launching its revolutionary waveRoastTM coffee roaster system for home and commercial applications at the Specialty Coffee Association of America's (SCAA) annual trade show. The waveRoaster is an easy-to-use countertop appliance that roasts green coffee beans automatically to perfection.
The waveRoast unit is controlled by sophisticated software pre-programmed with a selection of 12 proprietary roasting profiles. The raw green coffee beans are packaged in a patent-pending sealed single-use cartridge that is placed inside the waverRoaster. Each cartridge includes a recommended roast profile to achieve an optimum roast as suggested by our team of professional cuppers and roasters. The waveRoaster gives the ultimate coffee experience because the system, in all aspects, is user friendly. The roasting chamber for the wave Roaster is a specially engineered cartridge and is constructed and assembled in a manner that completely captures the smoky particulate within the body of the cartridge. Smoky emissions are eliminated leaving only the aroma of fresh roasted coffee.
The inventor and developer Glen Poss stated, "The system was developed in two phases. In the first phase, we created a technology for perfectly roasting green coffee in a microwave oven with an emphasis on even roast and smoke control. In the second phase, we created a process for creating an expert system that captures the know-how of expert tasters and roasters while at the same time allowing users to tailor the roast to suit their personal tastes. The result of this work is the waveRoaster, a system that provides timeless quality and flavor with modern convenience."
The wave Roaster has been tested at the workbench, by the consumer, and against other new products. In the fall of 2003, Procter & Gamble sponsored the "Hunt for the Next Hot New Consumer Product," a competition that is run by the United Inventors Association (UIA). The waveRoaster tied for second in the event and feedback from the competition was used to make the final improvements in the user interface -- the key to ease of operation. The ease of operation and quality with a smoke-free operation combine to create a system not previously seen in the home roaster market.
The company is currently in discussions with several firms interested in licensing the technology or participating in joint marketing efforts. The company expects to have the product available to consumers and businesses at the end of the third quarter of 2004.