Fresh Roast SR540 Roaster

SKU FR540

Your Price $189.00 +1 Sample Kit

New 540 Roasters are here!

The SR540 is the newest addition to the SR family of coffee roasters. Roast capacity is 4 scoops (120 grams) and it features an improved control board. All adjustments are made with pushing the knob and turning to adjust the heat, fan, and time. It also features a real-time temperature read out. A quick turn of the knob to the right will display current temperature. There are now 9 levels of heat adjustment compared to having a Low, Medium, and High adjustment. The fan also has a wider range of adjustments, too. Unfortunately, the chaff basket and top lid from earlier SR roasters will not fit on the new SR540. The roasting chamber is a much larger diameter. Users are also able to change the default start settings.

The SR540 is not certified to be sold or shipped into Canada at this time.

All roasters are 120V.

Warranty Information:

  • All coffee roasters are covered with a full 1 year *warranty on the Base Unit.
  • Top Cap, Chaff Basket, and Roasting Chamber have a 6 month warranty on manufacturer defects.

*Warranty void if used outside of North America.

  • UPC790492619643
  • MPNFR540

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by on September 6, 2019

I picked up a new SR540 a few weeks ago after I dropped my SR500 roast chamber on the tile floor when I needed to roast. I strung out the beans I had left till the replacement chamber could arrive. This was not a good time so I figured I needed a “Back up” roaster! After contemplating a more expensive drum roaster and evaluating my satisfaction with the SR500 I thought I’d just order another one but they are discontinued so I decided to spring for the new SR540 and take my time fiddling with the new controls and roast profiles. I like simple. After unboxing the new SR540 I hand washed the roast chamber in the kitchen sink ,stainless steel so not as rigid as cast/enamel, the slippery chamber fell out of my hand and dropped maybe 10"-12” to the sink and broke into numerous pieces. It landed on the glass handle which I guess generates a pressure point where it attaches to the glass chamber side. So, I ordered a new chamber for my brand new SR540! Bummer! Another $35.00 and hadn’t even got to use it yet. After the new 540 chamber arrived I was very careful washing it this time. 1.) You will need to run your new 540 through at least 3 cycles of about 6-7 minutes on it’s hottest (9) setting to burn in the coils so it doesn’t impart the hot electrical smell into your beans. I also left the fan on high (9) for the first two runs then ran it at fan (6) to get more temperature for a really good burn in. You will need to give it the obligatory minimum 30min. rest between cycles to maintain your warranty. I did one more burn in "roast" with some old beans for good measure. 2.) I broke another 540 roast chamber by making sure the bottom metal pice of the chamber was screwed on tightly to the glass. Again, the crack started at where the glass handle attaches to the chamber side. (WARNING: Be gentle when handling these new style roast chambers. Do not put much side load pressure on the handle!) I would recommend that the manufacturer redesign the handle so it attaches to the sides at two points top AND bottom! 3.) On to roasting. I live at sea level on the gulf coast. I measure out my beans to 120g and have only roasted African, Central American and Caribbean beans so far. I like Full City, Full City+ just at start of 2nd crack. I tried a few different settings of fan speed and temperature and found it difficult to get high enough temperature on anything less than the highest temperature setting of (9) for what I consider a reasonable roast time. I live in an old house so maybe my voltage isn't what it should be? I was a little concerned the new SR540 controls were going to make things more complicated but I found you can keep it simple by just leaving the temp setting at it’s highest (9) and adjust fan speed to control temperature. Easy as pie! The time setting will be remembered on the machine so I just set mine at 10 minutes and it's always there when I plug it back in. I start at fan 9, temp 9. I’m experimenting but am achieving very satisfactory results with this profile so far. Fan/Temp/Time 9/9/2min 8/9/1.5min 1st crack 7/9/1.5min 1st crack ends in here 6/9/1.5 – 2.0 depending on bean. 1st couple snaps of 2nd crack. When you hit the cool button you need to go back and adjust the fan speed back to 9! I think this should have been automatic unless my machine is broke. All in all I like the SR540 accept for the fragile nature of the new roast chamber and having to reset fan speed in cool mode. I like the new timer as it can be set and remembered even after unplugging. The agitation of the beans had me concerned at first as movement seemed limited but I get a fairly even roast if you ease the fan down slowly.

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by on September 11, 2019

Since my review I have received my 3rd roast chamber for the SR540 and it is indeed the new and improved model with the handle attached at top and bottom. I think this should greatly improve the durability and eliminate the fragile nature of the original "series 1" roast chambers of the SR540. Good job Fresh Roast! BB

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by on September 7, 2019

What is this with dropping new stuff? I just got my new 540 this week - and promptly dropped the black top on the table breaking a small chip (cosmetic) off the edge. Happy to report they listened to Beeg (posted below) and now ship a glass chamber that has a solidly attached handle on the glass chamber, top and bottom. Noticed some numeric ghosting on the LED display, but functionally, it is fine. Thanks, Beeg, for reminding me about the burn-in. I am thinking of drilling a small hole down thru the top to add a wireless temp sensor. So far - awesome machine. Beans? Burundi Kayanza Mpemba. Full City roast.

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by on August 22, 2019

ARRIVED QUICKLY, WORKS GREAT

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