JABEZ BURNS WAS AN INDUSTRY HERO. THE JABEZ BURNS BRAND IS HIS LEGACY.
If you know coffee roasting history, you know the Jabez Burns name. In a story fit for the silver screen, Jabez Burns rose from humble teenage immigrant to American success story in just a few short decades. The coffee roaster he invented in the mid-1800s transformed the industry—opening the door to commercialization when it was purchased by the first grocer in North America ever to sell pre-roasted coffee.
The design of Burns’ original roaster, which used common ovens for multiple machines with direct flame in the center of the drums, was updated by MIT engineers and patented in the 1930s, giving birth to the 23R Roaster we still sell today. Now part of Probat Group, we provide the same quality, dependability, and service that Jabez Burns delivered to his customers over 130 years ago.