Our history is full of many important milestones that shaped who we are today. Allow us to take you on a journey that began with the founding of Emmericher Maschinenfabrik. It shows how the drive and pioneering spirit of our three founding fathers grew into a global company that has evolved into the market and technology leader over four generations.
Diligence, a passion for engineering, a pioneering spirit and a love of coffee – these were the driving forces that motivated Alex van Gülpen, Johann Heinrich Lensing and Theodor von Gimborn to found Emmericher Maschinenfabrik und Eisengießerei in 1868.
The ambitious goal of the newly founded company was to bring outstanding coffee in reproducible quality and in large quantities to market – using innovative roasting machines that stand the test of time, even at an industrial scale.
With the granting of a patent for the Kaffeeschnellröster (‘rapid coffee roaster’), a new era of innovation begins. This patent was critical to the revolutionary development of the drum roaster. This basic principle of a drum that rotates along a horizontal axis still remains the most common method of slow-roasting coffee in use today.
Probat manufactures the first tangential roaster with the model name ‘Jupiter’. The effectiveness and flexibility of the tangential roasting method still remains unparalleled to this day. The wide range of different roasting times possible and the roaster’s rugged design make it a one-of-a-kind all-rounder.
Patented and unlike anything else in the world –
centrifugal roasting technology from Probat means flexible coffee production with unparalleled results in the medium roasting range.
With its rotating movement along a vertical axis and the combination of roasting bowl and laminar seal ring, the ‘Saturn’ blends the beans in a particularly homogeneous and gentle manner while roasting.
We are celebrating our anniversary year with a variety of different events. As the market leader for innovative roasting solutions, we look back with pride on a long tradition. At the same time, we continue to look ahead and are already focusing on the topics of the future.
PROBAT introduces the first hydrogen-powered shop roaster.
The use of green hydrogen is milestone for the future of coffee roasting. It is CO2-neutral because it is made using clean electricity from renewable energy technologies by electrolyzing water, separating the hydrogen atom within it from its molecular twin oxygen. An important step for decarbonizing the coffee industry.