Bühler is building what it describes as ‘the world’s most advanced coffee processing plant’ for the Norwegian coffee producer Joh Johannson.
It combines innovative roasting technology with what Bühler described as ‘record low greenhouse gas emissions.’
“In Bühler we have found a partner that fully understands our sustainability concerns and is capable of putting them to practice,” said Espen Gjerde, CEO of Joh Johannson.
“Together with our customer we are setting a new standard in the field of coffee production,” said Stefan Schenker, head of Bühler’s coffee processing business unit.
Bühler will supply the complete process technology for the new plant – from green coffee intake to cleaning, blending, roasting, and grinding.
For the roasting process, Bühler will supply its Infinity Roaster with a unique preheating unit and novel energy recovery system.
Overall, said Bühler, the system will reduce the energy needed to roast coffee by 50 per cent. Some of the electrical power required by the factory will be provided by solar power. The facility will boast one of the most advanced off-gas purification units for roasting systems, using regenerative thermal oxidation.
The new facility, which will be capable of producing up to 12,000 tonnes of coffee annually, is due to enter service in mid-2019.