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Inside Roast Magazine’s November/December 2020 Issue (Now Shipping)


Now shipping, the November/December 2020 issue of Roast features coverage of the 2021 Roaster of the Year winners, the annual industry directory and an introduction to thermodynamics in coffee roasting.

Released in conjunction with the issue is a new digital version of Roast magazine’s article index, with a comprehensive list of Roast features from 2004-2020 now available in a sortable and searchable format.

Subscribe to the print edition of Roast to receive upcoming issues, or purchase the print version of the November/December issue. Roast print subscribers also receive complimentary digital access to the issue.

Inside This Issue


Greater Goods Coffee Company, based in the Austin, Texas area, is featured in this issue as Roast’s 2021 Micro Roaster of the Year. Founded in 2015, the company earned top honors in the annual competition for its high quality standards, commitment to education, local community engagement and employee development.


Tony’s Coffee, headquartered in Bellingham, Washington, took the top prize for Roast’s 2021 Macro Roaster of the Year. Founded in 1971, the company earned top honors for its vibrant company culture, community involvement and commitment to ethical sourcing practices and social responsibility.


The feature “Heating Things Up: An Introduction to Thermodynamics in Coffee Roasting” by Candice Madison of The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room takes a look at the relationships between heat, work, energy and temperature, exploring the transfer of energy from one place to another and from one form to another. She writes:

“Coffee roasters must understand how and when to apply heat throughout the roasting process in order to produce the desired flavor profile for a particular coffee.”


17th Annual Roaster of the Year Award

Micro Roaster of the Year: Greater Goods Coffee Company

Macro Roaster of the Year: Tony’s Coffee

Heating Things Up
An Introduction to Thermodynamics in Coffee Roasting

2021 Industry Directory
A comprehensive company listing



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