ASHE Industries began with the goal of producing a simple 10 lb capacity fluid bed coffee roaster for use on small estate coffee farms in the Kona Coffee district of Hawaii. Our founding partner, Ken Sheppard, owned and operated Dragon’s Lair Farm in south Kona for over 10 years. It is here where Ken developed the prototype ASHE Air Roasters between 1995 and 2004. All of these early prototype roasters are still in operation in the Kona coffee district and serviced by ASHE.
In 2005, ASHE Industries, LLC was formed to begin commercial production of our signature fluid bed air coffee roaster. Since 2005, we have continued to advance the art of Fluid Bed coffee Roasting which now includes our newest AIRPRO 11 lb (5kg) standard roaster and AIRPRO 22 lb (10 kg) high capacity roaster. We also provide a purpose-built chaff collection system for use with in-door roasting operations and specialty roasters for Cacao and Hazelnuts.
High capacity AIRPRO coffee roasters are designed for easy use and require only simple routine maintenance. The patented AIRPRO roasting system is a durable, robust and cost effective coffee roasting workhorse. The AIRPRO roasting system will give your business a reliable commercial grade air coffee roasting platform that provides a quick return on investment.
The AIRPRO roasting platform also doubles as a sample roaster using our optional 1 kg quick change Profile Roast chamber. The 1 kg (2,2 lb) profile roast chamber can be quickly exchanged with the standard 11 lb or 22 lb roast chamber. This allows the quick conversion of your production roaster to a sample roaster, capable of roasting batch sizes down to 300 grams. Using the ASHE Profile Roast chamber, small sample batches can be quickly evaluated without the expense or additional space required for a separate sample roaster. Quickly roast micro batches to your customers specific requirements on the same AIRPRO roaster used for your production operation.