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    Establishing Coffee Processing Factory - Plant in Egypt

    Dear Members,

    I am very happy that I found this great forum, as I am planning to open a coffee-processing factory here in Egypt.

    We are planning to open a small one at the beginning:


    • Machines:
      • Roaster 30 Kilo Toper TX-30 with computer ($22k)
      • Destoner ($6500)
      • Grinder Toper Stone Miller TD-50 ($6200) FOR TURKISH
      • Local made Stone Miller (Stone 14) ($1500) FOR ESPRESOO


    Current Factory Dimension
    200 m2 X 4.5 m

    We are planning to process espresso based on Wet Djimmah coffee from Ethiopia.
    Also we are planning to process Turkish Coffee based on Indonesian + Colombian Blend.

    I would like to know:
    Do we need to buy the following :
    1) Destoner
    2) Moisture and Density Checker
    3) Weighting Machine
    4) Roasting Level Checker
    5) Silos
    Or any other machines ?


    Also is the factory dimensions fine ( 200 m2 X 4.5 m ) ?

    Do you recommend me anything ?

    Thanks very much.

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    That is a good idea. I recommend that you should focus on the quality after having lot of customers

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    Good idea and good project. Moisture tester is important to qualify your green beans and to determine the good suppliers.
    You select good brand toper and I recommend you focus on
    specifications of your roaster and grinders especially for turkish grinder it need some standards I can tell you later in details in mail later . Another advice is select trained roaster .

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    Thanks very much @Fox
    Please let me know more details

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    Also do you think Ditting 1403 grinder will be better than Toper grinder ?

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    To be honest I didn't try toper grinder but it's famous grinder and roaster . You have to check it .

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    I would definitely reccomend a destoner. I do a lot of work in large factories, and when you start roasting in quantity, you notice how many stones and bits of metal come out of the coffee. Of course, buying good coffee can help cut that down, but a destoner can save your grinders a LOT of unnecessary wear and tear. A roast color checking device such as an agtron is really nice to have, they help maintain consistency, which is very important. With a 30 kilo roaster, you probably won't need silos immediately, but you will want somewhere to store your coffee while it is waiting to be packaged. A weighing machine would be another very good machine to have. Depending on your roast time, you could be roasting up to 150 kilos of coffee per hour. It takes a lot of manpower to weigh and package that much coffee by hand, especially with small bags. In 5 pound bags, it's not as big of an issue. You will also need a heat sealer to seal your bags with, and a scale to weigh individual bags. Nitrogen packaging is another piece of the puzzle to consider. Nitrogen packaging is not 100% necessary, but it improves the shelf life and quality of your product over the long term.
    Does any of your machinery require compressed air? If so, you will want to think about getting a commercial air compressor that can handle a larger volume than you expect to use.
    Since you are buying a toper with a computer, you should look into installing an uninterruptable power supply so that in event of a power failure, you have the ability to at least safely shut your roaster down.
    Let me know if you have any questions, I have built several small to medium sized coffee factories from the ground up, and I am more than happy to help where I can.
    Last edited by BescaRoasting; 10-15-2018 at 08:12 PM. Reason: Spelling
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    @BescaRoasting

    Thanks very much, I am wondering if you provide paid-consultation service ? and can you visit Egypt ?

    Best Regards.

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    I roast on a 60 kilo Ambex and do not use a de stoner. In the past I used a 120 kilo, and never used the de stoner. I bought only specialty grade coffee so never had any issues....and back then we were knocking out 100k lbs a month.
    Last edited by topher; 10-19-2018 at 09:27 AM.
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    Hi @BescaRoasting and @Topher

    Do you think having a blending machine is necessary ?
    Also what is the difference between blending machine, and coffee mixer machine ?

    Best Regards.

 

 
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