Coffee roasting emits air contaminants including oxides of nitrogen,
carbon monoxide, volatile organic compounds, oxides of sulfur,
particulate matter. District Rules require a permit for any coffee
roaster with a maximum capacity above 11 pounds (5 kg).
Emissions from coffee roasting are typically controlled using a combination of a cyclone and either an afterburner or wet-scrubber. Odor and associated nuisance is known to be a potential concern from the roasting of coffee.
The information on this page will assist in the completion and submittal of an application for a coffee roaster. Each section of the page contains important information needed to submit an application.