Manufacturing, a division of The Metal Ware Corporation

Fabrication of a Coffee Bean Roaster for the Retail Housewares Industry

With our 95+ year history in the retail housewares industry, NESCO / The Metal Ware Corporation has a strong foundation of ingenuity and innovation. Recognizing the growing passion that coffee-lovers have for their brew, we designed and manufactured an appliance that allows home users to custom roast green coffee beans to their individual taste.

One of the challenges to roasting coffee beans at home is controlling the large amount of smoke generated as the beans are heated and agitated. We developed and patented a catalytic conversion technology that minimized the amount of smoke generated to ensure the product is safe for home use. Other design features include a corkscrew-type mechanism that keeps the beans moving around and electrical controls for time and temperature.

Built from high-quality, food-grade materials, we manufacture the roaster components in-house using various metal fabrication techniques to form the various components. The durable polycarbonate shell features injection-molded construction and pad-printed text and graphics. We formed a strategic partnership with an overseas source for the procurement of several complex electrical sub-assemblies, and final assembly and packaging of the finished goods takes place here in our facility. Numerous quality checkpoints at all stages of manufacturing and assembly ensure the integrity of the final product.

Designed for ease of use, the coffee bean roaster features compact dimensions of 14.5" in length x 10.5" in width x 18.8" in height making it convenient for countertop use. As a family owned and operated manufacturing company deeply immersed in the housewares industry, this product is one example of our ability to tap into industry trends and engineer a desirable, consumer-friendly appliance that is extremely well built and affordable.

A more in-depth description of this project can be found in the table below. Contact us at any time to learn more.

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Coffee Bean Roaster Project Highlights

Project Name
Coffee Bean Roaster
Project Description
This roaster custom roasts green coffee beans to individual taste. Roast as needed to maximize coffee flavor.
Capabilities Applied/Processes
Metal Fabrication
Injection Molding
Pad Printing on Plastics
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
Injection Molding Presses
Sub-Assemble Glass
Assembly and Testing Equipment
Overall Part Dimensions
14.5"L X 10.5"W X 18.5"H
Tightest Tolerances
Material Used
Heat Resistant Glass Vessel
Stainless Steel Components
Electrical Sub-Assemblies
Corrugated Carton with Foam Pads
Auto Taping Machines
Material Finish
Pad Printing on Colored Plastics
Bright Stainless Steel Components
Industry for Use
Retail Housewares
Specialty Retail Stores
In Process Testing/Inspection Performed
Fit and Performance
Visual Inspection
Assemble, Electrical Test and Pack
2,000 pieces annually
Delivery/Turnaround Time
In-Stock with Forecasted Turnaround
Delivery Location
FOB Two Rivers, Wisconsin

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