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Fresh Roast 540 Coffee Roaster
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540 chamber
540 chamber
Fan 5, Heat 9, Cool Mode with 2 minutes left
sr 540 roast chamber
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Fresh Roast SR540 w/ Free Shipping & Free 3 Lb Coffee Bundle

(5 customer reviews)

$189.00

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The SR 540 is a good step forward on the most popular home coffee roaster. Easy to use, roasts a pinch more coffee and is more versatile than the 500.

The SR540 is the newest addition to the SR family of coffee roasters. Roast capacity is 4 scoops, 120 grams.  It has 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 air 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.

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Batch Roasting

No

Capacity

4-5 ounces

Ease of use

Very easy

Fan Settings

Variable (9 settings)

Heat Settings

Variable (9 settings)

Roast Times

10-20 Minutes

Venting

Needed

Shipping

Free Ground Shipping Within the Contiguous US

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Description

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The Fresh Roast SR540 is a good step forward on the most popular home coffee roaster. Easy to use, roasts a pinch more coffee and is more versatile with its heat and fan setting than the 500.

Roast capacity is 4 scoops, 120 grams.  It has 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 air 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 adjustment.  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.

Batch Size:
For your first roast, use about 4.5 ounces (4 scoops).  The best batch size should be within about an ounce in either direction. Dependent on voltage, ambient temperature, and your roast preferences, you can play around with your batch size.  However, the 4.5 ounces should basically work for everyone.

The New Control Panel:

Fan 5, Heat 9, Cool Mode with 2 minutes left

LCD:
The first slot on the LCD is fan Speed – settable from 1-9.     1=low 9=high.
The second slot on the LCD is heat – settable from 1-9.         1=low 9=high.
The third and fourth slot on the LCD is time – settable from 0.1 – 20 minutes. During cool mode it will display C.3, C.2, or C.1 as it moves through the cooling process.

Controls:
The control panel has been significantly simplified. To change a field on the LCD:  PRESS the turn knob, it will then flash the field you have selected on the LCD.  TURN the knob to adjust the setting.  All is real time.  Beyond that, you have two buttons on the roaster; one for on/off and one for roast/cool.

Quick Start:

  1. Put 4.5 ounces of green coffee into the roast chamber, set the roast chamber on the machine, set the chaff collector onto the roast chamber.
  2. Set fan speed to “9” and Power to “5”. Set the timer for 15 minutes. Total roast time should come in between 6 and 15 minutes dependent on settings.
  3. Hit the Run button.
  4. As soon as you start seeing good movement, move the Power to “9”. Usually 1-3 minutes into the roast.
  5. You should now be on “Fan: 9 / Power: 9”. This setting will get you close to 1st crack but from here you will have to start reducing fan speed to push the roaster up through 1st then 2nd When to turn down the fan is based on movement. Try turning it down 1 notch, if the beans stop moving turn it back up and wait approximately 1 minute before turning it back down.
  6. Assuming you have good movement, turn the fan down to “8” This should get you into 1st crack depending on variables such as ambient temperature, voltage, etc.
  7. Once the coffee moves a little better with fan “8” move to fan “7”
  8. If needed, repeat the last couple of steps down to fan “6”, then fan “5”.
  9. Hit cool button whenever you hit your desired roast, make sure to turn the fan speed back to “9”.

Warranty:
1 year warranty on the base, 6 months on the roast chamber and chaff collector. The warranty is direct through FreshRoast. After 30 days of purchase customers are responsible for shipping the roaster into their repair center. They will fix and return it. Out of warranty is similar for repairs but does have a cost to it. FreshRoast is more than fair for any in or out of warranty items. Always let us know if you are having issues as well, we are happy to help!

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Additional information

Weight 9.0 lbs
Dimensions 16 × 10 × 10 in
Batch Roasting

No

Capacity

4-5 ounces

Ease of use

Very easy

Fan Settings

Variable (9 settings)

Heat Settings

Variable (9 settings)

Roast Times

10-20 Minutes

Venting

Needed

Shipping

Free Ground Shipping Within the Contiguous US

Pick Your Free 3 Pound Bundle

Popular Bundle, Dark Roast Bundle, Decaf Bundle, Special Bundle

5 reviews for Fresh Roast SR540 w/ Free Shipping & Free 3 Lb Coffee Bundle

  1. Ron Burghardt (verified owner)

    I love my SR540 . It is great to have all these adjustments to get your coffee just the way you would like it .
    I’m new to this and I believe this is the coffee roaster to learn on and have some fun with .
    Seems like you can do more adjustments with the SR540 then most others roasters that are out there so you can tweak it just the way you like it

  2. Rich

    I bought the SR540 2 years ago. It has worked great and very easy to use. Unfortunately it just quit working(Thus 4 stars and not 5)!! I Bought another roaster off of Amazon, and it was worthless and totally ruined my beans. it is being returned. with that said, I am going to purchase a new SR540 as soon as I post this review.

  3. Anna Carter

    I have the SR 500, very similar to this one. So easy to use and very little venting is needed. I set it on my range top and turn on my exhaust fan. Very rarely sets off the smoke alarms 😅 The only drawback is it’s a bit top heavy and the parts don’t lock on. Best to disassemble before moving.

  4. Anthony

    The SR540 is awesome! This is the first roaster I have owned and its super easy to use.
    I would definitely recommend buying it. I have never burnt a batch of coffee and the flavor is amazing.

  5. Robert L Combs (verified owner)

    I have been using the sr540 for about a week now. This is my first roaster and first attempt at any type of roasting. I have already started tweeking profiles to get better results. The tip sheet that Burman included was of great help and a good starting guide. The roaster draws a lot of watts so try not to have anything drawing power on same circuit when roasting. It does smoke so it needs to be vented. If you like good coffee and like to tinker this roaster rocks. What I look forward to is tasting my way around the world of coffee. With this roaster and Burmans coffee the journey has begun. Oh, Burmans site gets 5 stars too!

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