Bill Roasting on the Loring RoasterAt Wicked Joe, we’re constantly examining and reexamining every aspect of our business to make sure we’re operating in the most efficient and sustainable ways possible. When it came to assessing our roasters, we knew that at the very least we wanted two things: environmental efficiency and the capacity to produce wicked good coffee. We got more than we bargained for when we decided on two Lorings. The Loring Smart Roast is the dream machine. Using state-of-the art technology and the unique Flavour-Lock Roast Process, we are able to roast great coffee for you, and still be friendly to the environment.

The Flavour-Lock process creates a closed-loop roasting environment where the gas burner simultaneously superheats the spent air to incinerate the smoke and odour before they leave the roaster while also heating the clean air to the perfect temperature for roasting great coffee. By multitasking the roaster’s burner we no longer need to operate an afterburner. One burner instead of two means we can reduce our energy consumption by up to 80% all the while reducing our greenhouse gas emissions. It’s a win win.

If that wasn’t enough, the Loring also roasts some pretty awesome tasting coffee! This is partly due to the enclosed system. This system creates a stable and ideal roasting environment that increases humidity while eliminating oxygen...whether or not we are in the dog days of a Maine summer or the dead of winter. Which all adds up to a consistently flavorful and nuanced cup o’ joe. And isn’t that really the most important thing?