StokeRoast uses what is known as a “fluid bed” roaster. This is different than the vast majority of commercially roaster coffee which is produced by “drum roasters.” Essentially, the fluid bed process uses extremely hot air to roast the coffee beans. Unlike a drum, air roasted beans never come into contact with scalding hot metal or scar by tumbling within the drum. They’re not trapped inside a drum with CO2 or smoke either!
Fluid bed roasters may be more expensive than drum roasters, but the difference is worth it! Expertly air roasted beans will not display the smoky, burnt or bitter flavors that have become the norm with so many commercially roasted coffees. StokeRoast coffee has a clarity and definition of flavors that can’t be be beat and the aroma is much sweeter than most other coffee.