Fresh Roast SR500 Roaster


Fresh Roast SR500 Roaster FR500
Your Price $179.00
  • Adjustable time
  • Adjustable temperature - low (390°), medium (455°), high (490°)
  • Cool button - starts a 3 minute cooling cycle
  • Digital timer - preset for 5.9 minutes, you can increase or decrease the time.
  • 5 oz. batch
  • Adjustable, quiet fan (plus or minus 10%)

The SR500 has the same body as the FreshRoast SR300. The difference is the SR500 gives you more control of the roast.

  • UPC656129101021
  • MPNFR500

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by on August 10, 2014

I have been "home" roasting for more than 10 years. I have never been disappointed by any product from Coffee Bean Corral. This includes the roasters. If you are considering home roasting, I strongly recommend this roaster. When you combine the fabulous information from the coffee bean matrix to your taste and you roast the coffee bean to your desired color. It's magic...

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by on January 2, 2011

Wonderful home roasting system! First roaster purchase for me. I was able to watch the roast, make adjustments with the variable speed fan and temperature selector. When I roast I run it on low temp and high fan for a minute, then cool for a minute. I do ths twice. It starts a nice even roast. I read about this online. Then I run it on a full cycle with a lower fan speed and wait on first crack. If I don't get anything, I up the temp to the middle setting. All beans are not created equal. I heard first crack loud and clear. 2nd crack sounds lower and comes in at different times depending upon the specific bean (almost right away or 2 minutes later). I've used it 5 times and its a breeze. Easy to clean too. I'd highly recommend it to anybody new to home roasting. Get the 500, not the 300. It costs a little more but the control it gives you is well worth it. The coffee was magnificent!

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by on December 17, 2016

I'm delighted, too, by the Fresh Roast 500, which has given great roasts without fail for more than two years. The first big plus is that the unit fits nicely under my stove's range hood, which in my case is 13 1/2" above the stove top. With the fan on high I can roast up to medium-dark color indoors year-round without smoking up the kitchen. I start each roast at low heat, running the fan at full speed for about 4-5 minutes until the beans are rolling about evenly on the air bed. Next I move the heat up to medium and slightly reduce the fan speed for another 4 minutes or so. At that point the beans are beginning to brown nicely. Then, I turn down the fan to listen for the first crack, which starts almost immediately, then throw the fan into cooling mode at the start of the second crack (or sooner or later when tweaking roasts) to see what other flavors I can draw out of the bean. To me, it's the ease of monitoring the roast by sight, aroma, and color that really makes this roaster a winner. In fact, even for someone looking to eventually move up to a larger roaster, I would recommend buying and keeping the Fresh Roast 500 as a sample roaster.

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by on October 9, 2018

I put like it but would like to put love it but should be unfair since I have not tried any other roaster. It has worked very well for almost a year now and I roast every 2nd-3rd day so it is many times. I like the size, I roast 120 gram each time and this means that there is a good rotation on my coffee so it taste fresh every time. The controlls is easy and so far wel enough, I play around with the fan speed and the amount of heat more now. Easy to clean, but you have to be careful with the top it feels fragile and I have read that it has broken for some users, not for me so though. It would have been good if you could change the pre-set time yourself, I usually roast a little longer. I saw they have a new model where you can connect to a laptop and keep record of your roasting, would be nice, since I record all roasts on paper now. I really enjoy roasting my own coffe and try different beans. Just bought a small amount of the JAMAICAN BLUE MOUNTAINS, will be thrilling to try.

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by on August 19, 2018

After consulting with Coffee Bean Corral about my first home roaster I decided on the SR500. I couldn't be more pleased. This roaster has just enough control for me at this point and I having a blast learning how to find the "sweet spot" in roasting different coffees. CBC shipped immediately and it arrived in just a couple of days. Easy to use and easy to clean also. An excellent value and I couldn't be more pleased.

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by on March 6, 2019

I love it. Simple to use and produces consistent results. This is my forth roaster and the French Roasters are durable.

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by on November 17, 2018

Unfortunately the roaster is 110v, and I live in a country with 220v. Can't plug it in. Perhaps international sales of hardware should be stopped or adjusted to be compatible with international standards. The irony is that the roaster was made in China, which is a 220v country. The USA is one of a handful of countries in the world that still use antiquated standards and infra structure. What a pity, feel for you guys.

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