coffee fair trade roasting

Emptying Coffee Roaster

Coffee roaster: Ideal Rapid Gothot
Made in 1951,Germany
Type JRHS1, machine nro 138.
Motor Heemaf, Dortmund,Germany.
Bought from Holland in 1998.
Max. dB. 79,7

When heated, the coffee beans make a popping sound. This happens twice during the roasting process. Roasting takes about 12 minutes and one knows the degree of roast from the bean's color. After the coffee has reached its optimal roast time, it needs to be cooled down quickly. The roasted beans are released into the cooling tray where the cooling sweeps move the beans. One can roast the next set while the first one is still cooling. When beans have cooled down enough, they will be dropped to a bucket and then sucked to a storage bin.

Coffee roasting took place in Tampreen kehitysmaakauppa ry, Fair trade organization in Tampere, specialized in wholesale and coffee roasting. The organization was founded in 1983 to increase fair trade. Mainly they buy coffee beans from Tanzania Kilimanjaro Native Co-Operative Union but also from Bolivia and Ethiopia. They buy also Café Caracol, which comes from zapatist areas in Mexico. In Kehitysmaakauppa they roast espresso beans, instant coffee and filter coffee with two roasts: medium dark and dark.

Sound recording: Leena Ahonen
Video Recording: Kimmo Kestinen
Photographer: Leena Ahonen


13.9 MB
36 s
2 (Stereo)
Sample rate:
Bit rate:
Bit depth:
96 kHz
3072 kb/s
16 bit
80 dB

Recorded on May 27, 2015
Fair Trade Coffee Roastery
Tampere, FINLAND
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