It all started when founder, Tim Skaling, was receiving fresh roasted coffee from his brother. Tim's brother was a commercial roaster on the east coast and was sending his fresh roasted coffee to the west coast. After several days, Tim would taste a difference in quality. After some suggestions from his brother and modifying a hot air popcorn popper, he created the first Fresh Roast Coffee Roasters in 1995.
Tim's son, Sam, has now been helping run the business for the last several years. Sam, will be the one that responds to most emails and most phone calls.
We are releasing the new line of SR coffee roasters in May of 2019. They will have improved control, a new heater that will allow for a wider temperature range, new chamber design, and live temperature read out.