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.

Content Partner:

Product description Brand name and product description

Compadre is a social enterprise that empowers coffee farmers in the central Peruvian jungle by providing them with solar-powered technology to roast and sell their beans. Compadre purchases the roasted coffee from the farmers then packages and sells the coffee on. The aim is to provide the small coffee producers with a greater source of income, while reducing their ecological footprints.

The solar-powered coffee roaster uses a Scheffler solar concentrator and a roasting drum to roast coffee beans. The product works by using the reflection and concentration of the sunlight in a single focal point, where the roasting drum and coffee beans are located. This energy concentration brings the drum’s 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)



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

Compadre provides small coffee farmers with the technology.

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

The coffee roaster technology is not for sale as Compadre’s business model is not based on machine sales, but on the coffee sales.

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: No poverty

Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy

Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)
The @AutodeskFdn blogged about our how-to guide for communities writing proposals for development projects