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BrasilCoffee2005_114

As I mentioned, Brauna also roasts some coffee at the farm, offering it at upscale restaurants and cafes in Brazil. This is their little 12 kilo roaster on the farm. It needed some adjustments; Joel and I offered to help but I am not sure they wanted nosy gringos tampering with the equipment. I saw scortch marks on the coffee because they were overpacking the drum. And it needed general cleaning of the cooling system. Joel suggested a baffle under the gas flame, since the flame actually touched the perforated metal drum! Alas, maybe next year I will sneak in at night and modify it!