The Curve

Welcome to The Curve

CEPros' storytelling, news, and education hub of Coffee Equipment Pros.

In roasting, we play with the delicate balance of heat and airflow during each roasting stage. And when we plot these as data points on a curve, we get information that helps us consistently produce the ideal flavor profile for our coffee.

When we write about roasting, we cover a variety of topics that, just like an S-curve, provide roasters with valuable insights that can influence and improve their roasting journey—from equipment features to roasting topics, business and marketing, coffee beans and origin, coffee culture, roastery profiles, trends, industry and CEPros news, and more.

Enjoy our line-up of current articles written by our editorial team, connected by our shared love of all things coffee.

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Unlock Tax Savings for Your Coffee Roastery with IRS Section 179
  • Sep 13, 2023
  • Kristi Anderson-Runge
Unlock Tax Savings for Your Coffee Roastery with IRS Section 179

Are you a coffee roastery looking to expand or upgrade your roastery equipment? If so, you're probably aware of the substantial investments required to keep your operation running smoothly. However, there's good news for roasters: IRS Section 179 can be a game-changer for your business, particularly if you're considering purchasing new or used roasters and roastery equipment before the end of the year.

roaster manually scooping roasted beans into a coffee bag
  • Aug 31, 2023
  • Kristi Anderson-Runge
Choosing Manual and Automated Packaging for Your Coffee Roastery: 5 Deciding Factors

Packaging is more than just beans - it's your brand's story. Dive into the world of choosing between manual and automated coffee packaging with us. From boosting production to nailing consistency, we break down 5 key factors to help you decide.

Making the Leap to Automated Packaging: 5 Factors for Choosing a VFFS or Premade Pouch Machine for Your Coffee Roastery
  • Aug 31, 2023
  • Kristi Anderson-Runge
Making the Leap to Automated Packaging: 5 Factors for Choosing a VFFS or Premade Pouch Machine for Your Coffee Roastery

Delve into the world of automatic coffee packaging machines and discover the factors that influence your choice between VFFS and Premade Pouch machines. From speed to sustainability, we've got you covered.

The Diedrich Difference: IR Series Offers The Repeatable Roasts We Crave
  • Jul 27, 2023
  • Kristi Anderson-Runge
The Diedrich Difference: IR Series Offers The Repeatable Roasts We Crave

Isn’t it grand to live in a time when coffee-roasting professionals have access to such a wide range of advanced roasting machines? There are so many roaster brands — each designed (and with big claims) to bring out the best in your beans. Among the crowd, the Diedrich IR Series stands out as a testament to innovation, craftsmanship, and dependability. 

The Great Gamble: New or Used Coffee Roaster?
  • Jun 14, 2023
  • Kristi Anderson-Runge
The Great Gamble: New or Used Coffee Roaster?

Purchasing your first or next commercial coffee roaster is not an inexpensive task. You’re easily looking at five figures on a good day, so it’s entirely natural to seek out an affordable used coffee roaster for sale. And that’s especially true if you’re just starting out or roasting on a budget.