Coffee-Roasting Machine Operator

The tasks a Coffee Roaster is expected to perform include:

Tending the oven that roasts the green coffee beans

Weighing the batch of coffee beans in the scale-hopper

Opening the chute to allow the beans to flow into the roasting oven

Observing and adjusting the controls to maintain the required temperature

Roasting the coffee for the specified time

Estimating the roasting time by comparing the colour of beans from the oven with the standard sample

Opening the discharge gate to dump the roasted beans to cool them

Storing the roasted beans in airtight containers for powdering

Tending to the machine that grinds the coffee

Knowledge of relevant tools and equipment

Basic knowledge of the techniques used to roast coffee beans

Knowledge of the different colour levels of the roasting coffee beans

Knowledge of the production processes and quality control

Ability to troubleshoot the machine when required

Skilled in roasting the coffee with the appropriate techniques

Skilled in handling and manipulating the levers of the machine

Knowledge of the different grades of coffee

Familiar with the entire process of coffee processing

Not applicable



Team player


It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 6/7 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?
This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL) and those who are Hearing Impaired (HH)

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous as per The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

For freshers - INR 6,000 to INR 8,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

The Food Industry in India

According to IBEF, the Indian food industry is poised for huge growth, increasing its contribution to the world food trade every year. In India, the food sector has emerged as a high-profit sector. The role of the Indian government has been instrumental in the growth and development of the industry. The Indian food and grocery market is the world?s sixth largest, with retail contributing 70 per cent of the sales. It is projected to grow at the rate of 104 per cent, touching US$ 482 billion by 2020.

Over the past decade, the appeal of coffee has grown across India. A rising caf? culture also favours the uptake of coffee. Industry participants estimate the Indian coffee market to be worth $200 million as of 2012, with caf? and coffee sales expected to grow 25% annually. The increased consumption of coffee in India is likely to be a boon for coffee production as well. As a result, more area will likely be brought under coffee cultivation. Further, the demand for coffee dispensing machines is expected to rise in these countries, which would be a boon for this sector with immense demand for trained professionals. Therefore, the career of a Coffee Roaster has a bright future and opportunities are only going to rise in the coming years.

Coffee manufacturing companies

Coffee plantation farms

Cities and towns across India