A rendering of a recuperative afterburner for coffee roasters with GreenCycle technology by Inproheat Industries.

The coffee roasting industry is a community that is known for being environmentally-conscious. In keeping with this philosophy, Inproheat makes a constant effort to create afterburners that carry equal environmental and economic rewards.

At this year’s Specialty Coffee Expo, Inproheat introduced the newest addition to its afterburner family – a recuperative model that uses a new innovation we call GreenCycle. Let’s take a closer look.

The GreenCycle Concept

The original Smoke Dog afterburner was built to remove coffee roasting smoke and odor at the flagship location of Bean Around the World. After more than 100 other roaster installations across North America, the positive results of this afterburner are indisputable. Inproheat’s newest oxidization milestone – GreenCycle – enhances the original model with a new emphasis on heat recovery.

GreenCycle Rewards

Inproheat’s Recuperative Smoke Dog afterburners utilize GreenCycle technology in the form of heat recovery banks. During the roasting process, these banks recover and then reheat roasting exhaust, thereby reducing overall fuel consumption by 60% when compared to traditional afterburners.

Coffee roasters who purchase a recuperative afterburner will see two immediate rewards – lower operating costs and increased efficiency. As a direct result of the reduced overhead, these coffee roasters can invest in other business areas with less burden.

An Exciting Next Step

Inproheat’s recuperative Smoke Dog afterburners appeal primarily to larger coffee roasters, however the variety of configuration options available keeps them versatile across different types of operations. More than anything else, they match well with roasters who want a smaller carbon footprint while maximizing the return on their roasting equipment investments.

For Inproheat, the launch of GreenCycle technology is especially relevant. First of all, it fits in with the environmentally-conscious and efficient history of the Smoke Dog afterburner. Additionally, it marks a new milestone for Inproheat in the coffee roasting industry as a whole.

Are you curious to know more? Learn about GreenCycle technology and Inproheat’s recuperative afterburners by contacting us.

Watch for more updates about this model in the months ahead.

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Coffee Roasters at the 2016 Roasters Guild Retreat

Inproheat Industries prides itself on forming strong relationships with coffee roasters. Our first Smoke Dog afterburner, created for Bean Around the World, introduced Inproheat to the coffee roasting industry. Since then, we have been giving back through products and industry participation.

Inproheat has been celebrating 25 years of building afterburners by attending some of the industry’s most celebrated events. With that in mind, we were delighted to attend the 2016 Roasters Guild Retreat at the Lake Lawn Resort in beautiful Delavan, Wisconsin.

The Roasters Guild Retreat has been an annual event for over 15 years. It brings out American coffee roasters, Canadian coffee roasters, and international coffee roasters. As a result, new industry connections are made while solutions are explored for handling current industry challenges. Based on that, the retreat offers a combination of educational and social events, providing a balance of learning and fun.

Giving Back to Coffee Roasters

Inproheat sponsored a social keg events at the Roasters Guild Retreat, which gave us a great opportunity to give back to the coffee roasting industry. Since the release of our Smoke Dog afterburner over 25 years ago, Inproheat has emphasized the importance of building strong partnerships with coffee roasters around the world. As a result, our partnerships have continued to grow.

Our attendance at the retreat offered some great industry insights, including a peek at the latest equipment on display. Most of all, it connected us with roasters and thought leaders within the Specialty Coffee Association of America.

Coffee roasting equipment at the 2016 Roasters Guild Retreat

Building Industry Solutions for Coffee Roasters

Coffee roasters face increasing pressure in their roasting operations, especially to reduce visible plume and odour. Due to new restrictions on CO and NOx levels, there is a greater demand for products that can meet these requirements. With that in mind, the Smoke Dog afterburner complies with California’s stringent emission regulations. As a result, it offers peace of mind to roasters and consumers alike.

Inproheat Smokedog Afterburner

Watch for Inproheat at the 2017 Roasters Guild event, where we will be sharing our upcoming innovations for the Smoke Dog.

In conclusion, we’d like to thank the Specialty Coffee Association of America for the opportunity to attend.

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