Fueling the future: PROBAT at World of Coffee Athens

Emmerich, Germany, June 16, 2023: Electricity, hydrogen, or natural gas ‒ The choice is wide and PROBAT has an answer to every need. From June 22-24, the German roasting machine manufacturer brings its heating solutions for specialty roasters to Europe's premier coffee event, which takes place this year in the Greek capital Athens. With all three variants on display at the PROBAT booth 3J30 in hall 3, the P05 hydrogen and the P12e represent environmentally friendly alternatives compared to the traditionally gas-powered UG22.

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Considering that roasting results are interchangeable – regardless of the heating source – the electrically and hydrogen-operated PROBAT specialty roasters are the perfect match for those who actively want to protect the climate without having to compromise on taste. However, if hydrogen and electricity are out of the question due to non-availability, there is still the option to roast the traditional way with natural gas. Whether you already know exactly what you are looking for or would first like to obtain comprehensive information on the available heating options or the complete specialty roaster portfolio of the world market and technology leader, in Athens the PROBAT experts will give you targeted advice tailored to your requirements.

With ongoing concerns about rapidly advancing climate change and its impact on the coffee industry as well, roasters from around the world and of all sizes are striving to minimize the carbon footprint of their coffee processes. Carbon dioxide, for example, which is released when fossil fuels are burned, can be reduced to zero by using carbon-free energy sources such as green electricity or hydrogen.

“To live up to our aspiration to shape the global coffee sector sustainably, we had to come up with technological adaptations to enable fossil-free heating,” says PROBAT CTO Thomas Koziorowski. “And contrary to what is generally assumed in the industry, the heat source has no influence on the development of flavor profiles, whether natural gas, hydrogen, or electricity. There is no difference in taste at all”, he concludes.

Anyone interested can test hydrogen and electrical roasting on the P05 specialty roasters in the PROBAT R&D Center in Emmerich.

Here you can learn more about PROBAT's scalable solutions for the use of alternative energy sources in roasting processes.

Visit PROBAT at WOC Athens, June 22-24, Hall 3, Booth 3J30, to learn more about the company's latest innovations in carbon-free heating.