A sample roaster is a small roaster that can roast 50-100g or green coffee. A sample roast typically needs 6-9 minutes in roast time. We use sample roasters manufactured by Probat and Ikawa.
The Ikawa is a modern desk-top style roaster that is connected to a mobile phone and computer, which allows it to automatically air-roast following set profiles - see more about it here.
For larger amounts of samples, and often at origin, we use Probat sample roaster with multiple barrels - up to 12 in some cases. With the amount of samples that are roasted and cupped at origin, you can imagine that many barrels are needed there.
A sample roaster with five barrels at origin