Road Trip Along The Mississippi River (part 5)

by Camellia Staab June. 22, 2021 655 views

Walked by this store several times and the aroma of the roasted coffee forced me to enter.

Enter I did!

Within the walls of this fine establishment was a huge roaster. First of its kind that I had seen.

This beautiful looking and fantastic smelling machine is a coffee roaster. Specifically a San Franciscan Roaster.

The San Franciscan Roaster Company has hand-built the most beautiful and robust commercial coffee roasters available in the market today. Based in Carson City, Nevada, our company is proud to be an American legend. But what does it take to become an American legend in the specialty coffee roasting industry?
The unmistakably classic styling along with a stout, solid build accented with solid brass fixtures and decorative side plaques makes San Franciscan Coffee roasters stand out from the rest. Our coffee roasters provide unbridled durability and ease of maintenance which makes them the perfect investment for coffee business owners who are searching for peace of mind in a quality product.

Every San Franciscan™ is designed as a drum roaster. Drum roasting provides a higher degree of control to the roastmaster. San Franciscan™ machines are designed to allow roastmasters to use their sense of smell, sight, and eventually, taste to craft the right roast.

The name of this establishment is Isabella Imports. It was founded in 1991. In the 30 years that they have been in operation, they have roasted an estimated 624,000 lbs. of coffees from all over the world ! 

If you are wondering whether or not I bought some coffee......

............wonder not 😉

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Gethin Thomas 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Years ago I used to frequent a tiny coffee shop with a little man who was crazy from chewing coffee beans all day. I loved the smell of the roasting and sometimes he was actually roasting when I went in, beans, not his person. He used to sample occasional beans during the process and knew instinctively when they were done. My blend was his speciality CCG. I always went in and ordered a bag of CCG. It was one third Columbian, one third Costa Rican and one third Guatemalan. He later changed the name to Triple Delicto which annoyed me and it never tasted the same after that. To annoy him I always went in and continued to ask for CCG. 
Not connected but a new shop opened next door selling all sorts of hardware so I went in but nothing had a price on which was irritating, so I would pick up something and take it to the cashier and ask the price, she said £1. Every time. After about 8 goes she blew her top and asked if I thought I was clever which really shocked me. She said everything is £1. When I went out and looked up the shop was called The Pound Shop. Not a word of a lie. That was the first Pound Shop I saw now they are everywhere.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Gethin Thomas 2 months, 3 weeks ago

ONLY YOU Gethin!!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣 Laughing out loud. Very good story. And I complain about the crazy cat lady. You got more screws loose than her. Needed a good belly laugh and you obliged me. Thanks grinning

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Gethin Thomas Replied to Camellia Staab 2 months, 3 weeks ago

I know you will not believe me so I have added the link. Just spotted this story on the BBC website. Can't believe the coincidence. Poundland says tenth of products are not a pound

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-57601580

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Camellia Staab Replied to Gethin Thomas 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Apparently, learning from our 'Five Below' shops. They are no longer selling only $5 and below, somehow their prices have now reached $10 and below although the store is still called 'Five Below'. This is becoming way too much of a coincidence....this copy cat business needs to stop 😉😉😁

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Gethin Thomas Replied to Camellia Staab 2 months, 3 weeks ago

You copy cats there too? This is getting weird.

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John Durham 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Just went downstairs and made another cup! Great shots of a unique machine. I've seen roasters, but none like that. Heart disease didn't make me stop the coffee as with Benny, but, I too, stopped smoking years ago and that craving is worse than any drug. Good on you, sister.

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Camellia Staab Replied to John Durham 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Good on you as well buddy smile

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Antonio Gil 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Now I have to go and drink a coffee. I can even smell it just looking at your pictures

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Camellia Staab Replied to Antonio Gil 2 months, 3 weeks ago

😊😉

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Thomas Thompson 2 months, 3 weeks ago

The Smell of Roasting Coffee Beans is the best smell, thanks for sharing that little bit of history

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Camellia Staab Replied to Thomas Thompson 2 months, 3 weeks ago

I agree 100%.

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Benny Law 2 months, 3 weeks ago

That coffee brewing machine looks so cool. I haven't had a cup of coffee for ages. I stopped drinking coffee since I developed the heart problem, but I still have the craving once in a while. This post kind of stoked my craving.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Benny Law 2 months, 3 weeks ago

The cravings never go away. I stopped smoking 4 years ago, and yet every once in a while I get this pang to have a cigarette.

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Chuck Staruch 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Looks and smells sooo good!cameracoffee

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Camellia Staab Replied to Chuck Staruch 2 months, 3 weeks ago

It is a coffee lover's stumping place.

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