Compadre Coffee Roaster

Café Compadre (ACCESOL S.A.C.)

Compadre is a solar powered coffee roaster that reflects sunrays and concentrates them at one point in order to toast coffee beans.

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Compadre is a solar powered coffee roaster that uses a Scheffler solar concentrator and a roasting drum to toast coffee beans. The product works by the reflection and concentration of the sunlight in a single focal point, where the roasting drum and coffee beans are located. This energy concentration rises the drums temperature above 200°C and coffee can be roasted without electricity or gas.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

Currently working with farmers in Satipo – Peru.

The company is planning on reaching out to more than 220,000 families of smallholder coffee farmers across Peru. Interview with representative


Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

Compadre have partnerships with different coffee houses, restaurants and food service providers such as Salvaterra, Amaz restaurant, Kilo, Zuma cold pressed, Airampo, M-Biomarket, Cafe Kubrea, Tan Gente, Samaca, Las Veci Nas, Comunal and Uber Eats.

They also have support from institutions such as Utec ventures, Startup Peru, PUCP, NESsT, Siemens, Autodesk and Sympra.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

The solar roaster is not for sale. Since Compadre’s business model is not about the sales of the machine, but of the coffee roasted by it that is processed by the farmers. This model gives farmers more participation in the coffee value chain and increases their incomes. Interview with representative

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.
SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 1: Aims at reducing poverty by creating additional income for smallholder coffee farmers.

Goal 7: Aims at providing affordable and clean energy to smallholder farmers.

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)
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