The Roaster and a little history.
Chatz Roasting Company was very lucky to be able to acquire a Gothot Ideal Rapid coffee roaster in 1990. Not only is this machine a workhorse, it is one of the only roasters made that has a “side fire” burner....whereby the “heat” is applied near the top of the drum as opposed to the bottom of the drum. This makes for evenly roasted coffee beans without that underlying “burnt” taste that you will find with “bottom fired” roasters. In addition, since Gothot designed their roasters to be “continuous roasters” we can roast in 40 lb. batches without stopping to wait for the cooling of the last batch giving us better volume in small batches for the time spent roasting.